Update on migration of Early Childhood Development: DSD & DBE briefing
25 Aug 2021
Mr B Nodada (DA) said that Slide 36 mentioned that the DBE should be ready to fund and register ECDs. The DBE was already stressed financially, and this had been exacerbated by the recent protests. Had the DBE forecast the costs of these ECD centres? What costs would need to ...
DBE 2020/21 Quarter 4 performance; Update on Implementation of Online Learning; Report on Oversight visit to KZN & Gauteng prompted by recent unrest
24 Aug 2021
Mr B Nodada (DA) said he would have liked the Minister to comment on DBE’s intention of scrapping the upcoming school holiday. He agreed that teenage pregnancy needs to be discussed thoroughly to come up with possible solutions especially due to concerns that it may contribute to the high school ...
DBE on: Gender Responsive Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Auditing Framework; GBV programmes; Misconduct by Educators / Officials in respect of GBV
17 Aug 2021
Mr B Nodada (DA) raised the following questions: of the teachers who have been reported for sexual misconduct and abuse, how many of them are still employed and working in schools at the moment? How many of them have been criminally charged? For those that are criminally charged or all ...
Impact of damages to schools caused by recent unrest: KZN & Gauteng Provincial Education Departments; Readiness for reopening of schools
3 Aug 2021
Mr B Nodada (DA) said the Committee must completely condemn the criminal behaviour seen in the past few weeks, particularly at schools. Schools are supposed to be sources of community pride that people look after, and we must never condone or promote such behaviour despite what people might be going ...
Status of School Preparedness for a possible Third Wave: DBE briefing
1 Jun 2021
Mr B Nodada (DA) thanked the Department for the informative and well-researched presentation. He highlighted that COVID-19 had exposed the gaps in the education system particularly for those that are poor and from rural or location backgrounds as compared to those who have access to network and digital devices. He ...
DBE 2020/21 Quarter 3 performance
25 May 2021
Mr B Nodada (DA) welcomed the report. He asked about the number of laptops retrieved from learners who have matriculated, and if there are electronic measures in place to track down such assets and tools.
Basic Education Budget: Committee Report; Follow-up on Oversight Recommendations agreed to for E T Thabane Full Service School, Mount Fletcher
18 May 2021
Mr B Nodada (DA) welcomed the presentation. He said that there had been an increase in the budget from R147 million to R300 million. The conditions at the school were “appalling” and it needed to be “completely replaced”. Although the interventions regarding prefab classrooms were noted, the Joe Gqabi municipality, ...
Learner Admissions/Placements in Schools: DBE briefing
11 May 2021
Mr B Nodada (DA) thanked the Department and the WCED for their presentation, which clarified some concerns. The work that had been done should be commended. However, it was also necessary to make sure that learners’ rights were not being infringed upon. Regarding the financial issues mentioned by MEC Schäfer ...
Umalusi & SACE 2021/22 Annual Performance Plans
7 May 2021
Mr B Nodada (DA) asked how many cases are currently unresolved by SACE. He asked what the effectiveness was when dealing with such cases. Is there a tracing mechanism across provinces for previous educators found guilty of misconduct? Regarding professional development, he asked what the backlog figure is in terms ...
DBE Quarter 2 2020/21 performance; Report on Introduction of Coding and Robotics
16 Feb 2021
Mr B Nodada (DA) said that it was unfortunate that the Minister was not present in the meeting. He intended to begin with the remarks the Minister made in the media which the Committee received. As a leader of this Department, it was disappointing that she would publicly state those ...