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DBE 4th Quarterly Performance Report & Impact of SONA
20 Aug 2019
Report of the meeting to follow.
Basic Education Budget: Committee Report
12 Jul 2019
The Draft Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Budget Vote 14 was adopted with no corrections.
The Minutes of 9 July 2019 were adopted.
The Committee Members endeavoured to meet at 18:30pm, 16 July 2019 for a National Assembly debate. It was noted that there were ...
Department of Basic Education 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan, with Minister
9 Jul 2019
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) presented its annual performance plan (APP) for the 2019/20 financial year, including a broad overview by the Minister highlighting some of the challenges, including shortcomings in respect of resources. She outlined the shape and the size of the basic education sector, giving a ...
Election of Chairperson
2 Jul 2019
The Committee convened to elect its Chairperson. Ms B Mbinqo-Gigaba (ANC) was nominated unopposed. She accepted the nomination as Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Basic
26 Feb 2019
The Committee considered and adopted the Third Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education and the 19th National Teaching Awards Report.
The Committee also discussed its Legacy Report before adopting it. Some Members expressed displeasure that the Committee had not passed any legislation during its tenure ...
NSC Examination Outcomes 2018; State of School Readiness 2019; with Deputy Minister present
12 Feb 2019
The Committee was first briefed by the Department of Basic Education on the State of School Readiness for 2019. The Deputy Minister led the presentation and said the main challenges are migration, overcrowding, sanitation and planning. On migration, the Western Cape and Gauteng remain the biggest recipients of migrant learners ...
Committee Report on Department's Quarter 1 & 2 performance; High Level Panel & Committee Annual Reports
4 Dec 2018
The Committee met to consider and adopt recent reports and minutes of meetings. The Chairperson urged the Members to study the documents to ensure no errors slipped through, as this had happened recently and had been a cause of embarrassment. The Members supported her request.
The Chairperson took the Members ...
Schools that Work; Early Grade Reading; 25 Year Review
27 Nov 2018
The Committee was briefed by the Department on Basic Education on Early Grade Reading Studies; the Schools That Work Survey II and the 25 Year Review of Basic Education. The Minister had tasked the National Education Evaluation and Development Unit to conduct a study into why some schools performed better ...
Department of Basic Education Quarter 2 performance
13 Nov 2018
The Committee met with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to be briefed on the Department’s second quarter performance for the 2018/19 financial year. The presentation addressed major highlights for the quarter before delving into the performance with regard to the specific indicators of the five programmes of ...
Water and Sanitation
Sanitation backlogs in schools: DBE briefing; Sanitation Technologies and Innovations: Water Research Commission briefing
7 Nov 2018
The Department of Basic Education presented the implementation plan to address sanitation backlogs at schools to the joint Portfolio Committees. It highlighted that of the country’s 23 334 active schools, 3 898 still had pit latrines as the only form of sanitation. The provinces with the highest number of ...