2022-w2189 - 23 June 2022

Désirée Van Der Walt to ask the Minister of Basic Education

. (1) What (a) is the total number of girls who gave birth in 2021 in each province in each age group from 12 to 19 years and (b) monetary and/or otherwise support do the specified (i) learners and (ii) their children receive from her department; (2) what steps are being taken by her department to educate the learners with regard to the (a) long-term career implications, (b) monetary costs of raising a child and (c) implications of falling pregnant at a young age without finishing school?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education on 23 Jun 2022

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 03/06/2022

INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 22/2022

2189. Mrs D van der Walt (DA) to ask the Minister of Basic Education: to ask the Minister of Basic Education:

. (1) What (a) is the total number of girls who gave birth in 2021 in each province in each age group from 12 to 19 years and ...

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2022-w179 - 01 March 2022

Hendrik Christiaan Crafford Krüger to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What number of supplier invoices currently remain unpaid by (i) her department and (ii) each entity reporting to her for more than (aa) 30 days, (bb) 60 days, (cc) 90 days and (dd) 120 days, (b) what is the total amount outstanding in each case and (c) by what date is it envisaged that the outstanding amounts will be settled?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education on 1 Mar 2022

(a) 

(i) Department of Basic Education

(aa) 30 days,  - 5

(bb) 60 days, - 2

 (cc) 90 days - 0

 (dd) 120 days,- 5

 

 (b) what is the total amount outstanding in each case:

 

No.

Order No

Amount

1

OR-013041

R24 909,00

2

OR-013070

R15 715,90

3

OR-012896

R4 218,20

4

OR-012347

R5 043,90

5

OR-012537

R2 314,38

6

OR-012733

R3 ...

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2022-w2462 - 11 January 2022

Sophie Suzan Thembekwayo to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What intervention has she made in the Tshikombani Primary School in Nzhelele Circuit in Limpopo, where an administration block caught fire in a case of suspected

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education on 11 Jan 2022

 

Please find attached response as provided by the LP DoE

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2022-w2760 - 11 January 2022

Sophie Suzan Thembekwayo to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What was the status quo in each province for delivering infrastructure projects through the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative as at the latest date for which information is available?

2022-w2607 - 11 January 2022

Baxolile Babongile Nodada to ask the Minister of Basic Education

​(1). Whether her department has begun to develop a policy for home- schooling and virtual learning; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2). whether, in light of the fact that COVID-19 has highlighted the need for more flexible and innovative teaching and learning methods, her department foresees online schools in the near future; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education on 11 Jan 2022

 

(1). There is a Policy on Home Education, which was promulgated in 2018.
(2). The department has developed a draft framework for the establishment of the online private and public schools. The purpose of the framework is to address the policy gap and provide guidance on the procedure for the establishment of the Online School. The framework has been shared with Provincial Education ...

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2022-w2680 - 11 January 2022

Mogamad Ganief Ebrahim Hendricks to ask the Minister of Basic Education

​1. Whether, noting that school learners should be taught about the importance of the sanctity and integrity of the human body (details furnished), her department’s Colloquium on Comprehensive Sexuality Education under the main theme the Key to Gender Responsive and Socially Inclusive Education with regard to the curriculum for 2022 will consider supporting views on fatherhood as expressed by leaders such as the late Chief Albert Luthuli; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; 2. whether her department has refrained from accepting Eurocentric ideas in the curriculum for 2022; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; 3. whether her department has ever considered that the school curriculum should rather be based on true African, Islamic, Christian, Jewish and Hindu values, instead of Eurocentric values; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education on 11 Jan 2022

 

  1. The Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) content in Life Orientation (LO) covers fatherhood, responsibility and accountability when addressing issues of early and unintended pregnancies to indicate that pregnancy is not just a burden for girls, but a collective responsibility of both girls and boys when it occurs. The fatherhood work is extended outside the curriculum in the implementation plan of the prevention and management ...
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2021-w2648 - 21 December 2021

Annacleta Mathapelo Siwisa to ask the Minister of Basic Education

(a) What is the total number of young persons who have dropped out of school over the past 20 years, (b) at which grade do most dropouts take place and (c) what interventions has her department made to curb the rate of school dropouts?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education on 21 Dec 2021

 

  1. While dropping out is a matter that the Department of Basic Education monitors closely, it would be difficult to provide a response to question (a) for two reasons. Firstly, how the Department has monitored dropping out over the years, has changed as methodologies and data have improved; meaning that there is no comparable number for each of twenty years which can simply be ...
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2021-w2731 - 21 December 2021

Adrian Christopher Roos to ask the Minister of Basic Education

In view of the submission by her department in Centre for Child Law and Others v Minister of Basic Education and Others (2840/2017) 2020 (3) SA 141 that there were 830 698 learners of South African origin admitted, subject to the condition that they will be excluded should they not produce the requisite documents at the expiry of 12 months, what (a) number of the specified learners were able to produce the necessary documents within the provided 12-month period, (b) is the current number of learners of South African origin admitted subject to the specified condition (i) in total and (ii) in each province and (c) engagements have been held with the Department of Home Affairs in order to address the challenge of learners of South African origin who do not have a birth certificate?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education on 21 Dec 2021

 

Response: (a)

Please note that the department does not have comparison of learners without IDs between 2020 and 2021. However, the number of learners uploaded on LURITS were verified with the Department of Home Affairs. This analysis is not specific for the last 12 months. About 91.3% of learners with ID’s were verified with the Department of Home Affairs.

Table 1: Number of ...

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2021-w2606 - 21 December 2021

Baxolile Babongile Nodada to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) are the reasons that the same exam leakage report has not been tabled and (b) happened to the two staff members working at the Government Printing Works who were implicated in leaking the exam question paper?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education on 21 Dec 2021

 

  1. The finalisation of the report on the National Investigation Task Team, was delayed by the outstanding forensic investigation report that was carried out on the cell phones that were voluntarily submitted by candidates. The final Report has since been submitted to the Portfolio Committee.
  2. The investigation relating to the Government Printing Works as well as the other components of the investigation are part ...
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2021-w2847 - 20 December 2021

Baxolile Babongile Nodada to ask the Minister of Basic Education

What (a) is the total staff component at the (i) Helen Franz and (ii) Tshilidzini Special Schools in Limpopo and (b)(i) number of vacancies are there currently in each school, (ii) for how long have the vacancies existed and (iii) by what date is it anticipated that the specified vacancies will be filled; whether there are any therapists at the specified schools; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; on what date (a) did she last undertake an oversight visit to the schools to ensure that our learners with special needs are being catered for appropriately and (b) does she intend to report the findings of her oversight visit to the schools to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education?

Reply from the Minister of Basic Education on 20 Dec 2021

 

1(a) (i)(ii) and 1(b)(1). The table below shows the information on the staff component of all non-teaching posts including professional staff (Therapists, Social Workers and Nurses)

School Name

Number of posts-1 (a)(i)(ii)

Vacant -1(b) (I)

Helene Franz Special School

78

32

Tshilidzini Special School

109

50

1(b) (ii) The vacancies reported have accumulated since 2015, which was the last time posts were filled ...

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