Blog Posts tagged “basic education”

The Week Ahead: Debates, Oral Questions & Important Hearings.

Sept. 1, 2019 (2 weeks, 2 days ago) — Comments

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Last week, Parliament was the scene of mass protests as thousands took to the streets to protest against gender-based violence and the killing of young women and children. The catalyst for the protests was the rape and murder of 19-year-old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana.

In 2008, a series of violent ...

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Infographic: School readiness report - 2017

Dec. 9, 2016 (2 years, 9 months ago) — Comments

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) presented their school readiness monitoring report for 2017 on 29 November 2016 to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education. The report focused on admissions and registration challenges, teacher provisioning, learning and teaching resources and basic infrastructure. Admissions challenges are most notable in so-called “hotspots ...

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The Week Ahead: Two Inquiries & Taking Parliament to the People top the agenda

Oct. 17, 2016 (2 years, 11 months ago) — Comments

It's another low key week in the National Assembly main chamber with no sittings scheduled. All the parliamentary action will take place in the committee corridor where the schedule is full.

We will see not one, but two parliamentary inquiries this week. First, the Portfolio Committee on Police will ...

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The Week Ahead: Legislation, Oversight Visits & Question Time dominate final week

Sept. 19, 2016 (2 years, 12 months ago) — Comments

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to depart at the end of the week and return to Parliament on 11 October 2016. But a fair amount of heavy-duty business will be done before they go.

With nothing scheduled in the NA chamber, the committee corridor will be the main ...

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Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi (ANC)

May 30, 2016 (3 years, 3 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I became a SASCO branch Chairperson at Vista University and then Regional Executive Member of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in the Greater Johannesburg region. I subsequently became a Deputy Provincial Secretary of the ANCYL in Gauteng province.

What does my job as ...

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Ms Johanna Maluleke (ANC)

April 25, 2016 (3 years, 4 months ago) — Comments

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What is your political background? I became involved in politics at primary school in Soshanguve, Pretoria, quite unaware that I was gradually getting involved. In high school I was actively involved in boycotts against the use of Afrikaans as a medium of learning. Student politics in 1984 were influenced by ...

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The Week Ahead: Budget debates and 'Taking Parliament to the People' dominate

April 18, 2016 (3 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

For the past two weeks committees have been meeting with departments and entities to pore over their strategic and annual performance plans, budgets and performance targets and prepare reports for consideration by the House.

The focus now shifts to the budget vote debates that commence tomorrow and run until 12 ...

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The Week Ahead: Drama as New Term Kicks off

April 4, 2016 (3 years, 5 months ago) — Comments

Parliament resumes this week after a two-week constituency period. The second term will run for 8 weeks and its culmination will trigger several weeks of campaigning ahead of the municipal elections.

The programme is packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative work; oral questions to ...

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Budget 2016: How will it be spent?

Feb. 26, 2016 (3 years, 6 months ago) — Comments

The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan delivered the 2016 Budget Speech on Thursday 24 February. The speech focused on decreasing government expenditure, raising tax revenues and preventing a ratings downgrade. The Minister announced a cut in the expenditure ceiling by R10 billion but there is an increase in spending in ...

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The week ahead: A fiery week looms

Feb. 15, 2016 (3 years, 7 months ago) — Comments

It’s taken a few weeks but Parliament is finally firing on all cylinders with plenty of action scheduled in the National Assembly Chamber and the committee corridor.

The main events will be the debate on the State of the Nation Address on Tuesday and Wednesday as well as the ...

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