Department of Basic Education 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan
17 Mar 2021
Ms D Van Der Walt (DA) appreciated the presentation and asked how the current economic situation influenced the budget because in a written reply from the Minister the Department has 1 935 projects (including new, upgrades, refurbishments, maintenance, replacements, repairs, renovations and rehabilitation) which are expected to be included in ...
National Senior Certificate Examinations Outcomes: DBE & Umalusi briefing
2 Mar 2021
Ms D van Der Walt (DA) observed that the DBE was still challenged with providing sign language equipment to schools, and asked what it was doing to ensure that learners were exposed to the equipment needed for teaching and learning. Was it considering a review of the criteria used in ...
DBE Quarter 2 2020/21 performance; Report on Introduction of Coding and Robotics
16 Feb 2021
Ms D van der Walt (DA) noted that in the presentation (slide 24: first presentation), there was a reference to the educator assistants, specifically the 300 000 that was appointed. In a previous meeting, the Committee commented on their payment. The Committee has begun its national oversight visits and on ...
Update on current Status & Re-Opening of Schools
20 Jan 2021
Ms D Van Der Walt (DA) welcomed all colleagues back and the Deputy Minister. She was concerned about ECD centres. She wanted to hear about what is happening with ECDs in totality as the Minister of Social Development had not published these results. She was concerned about children who were ...
Mogalakwena Local Municipality: engagement with Municipality, MEC, AGSA, SALGA & DCOG
3 Nov 2020
The Chairperson reminded Members that the Tzaneen presentation was a follow-up from the matters which unfolded in the previous Portfolio Committee meeting. The first issue dealt with was the suspension of the Municipal Manager and the road construction project. However during that meeting it was agreed that the suspension was ...
Expenditure Patterns in respect of ASIDI; Conditional Grants & Equity in Education: FFC briefing; 2019/20 DBE Audit Outcomes
3 Nov 2020
Ms D Van Der Walt (DA) asked how the FFC could fulfil the Section 13 constitutional mandate to ensure necessary initiatives are completed within the prescribe timeframe. The Committee should put emphasis on procuring quality goods and services to schools, as it has a direct impact on learner attendance, enrolment ...
Amended School Calendar & Risk Adjusted Differentiated Approach: DBE briefing
25 Aug 2020
Ms D van der Walt (DA) asked if DG could provide percentages of the schools still not ready to reopen. As there were two grades being phased in from next week, the national and provincial statistics would be of great assistance. The school calendar stipulates that Matric exams would begin ...
Department of Basic Education 2019/20 Quarter 4 Performance
18 Aug 2020
Ms van der Walt (DA) pointed to the ASIDI Quarter 4 outputs. Are we taking the correct action? Look at all the deviations, all the reasons for those and the corrective actions. That is where our challenges are. The underperformance by our contractors challenges the programme. We read about all ...
DBE, SACE & Umalusi on Adjusted Budget & Revised Annual Performance Plan
7 Jul 2020
Ms D van der Walt (DA) wanted to know from SACE and Umalusi whether the two entities contributed to the Solidarity Fund; if so, what amounts were contributed? The Minister was quoted on a news bulletin saying that she might consider scrapping the current school year, when grades that were ...
Department Update on COVID-19 School Compliance measures, challenges and mitigations
30 Jun 2020
Ms D van der Walt (DA) thanked DBE, teachers, learners, principals and unions for thus far playing their part in a very difficult situation. She asked about the 1.5m distance in classrooms. If there are challenges with that, then what plans are in place? Has DBE been in contact with ...