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ATC210303: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visit to the Gauteng Province (Ekurhuleni North Education Districts), KwaZulu-Natal Province (Umzimkhulu and Ixopo Education Districts) and Eastern Cape Province (Matatiele and Mount Fletcher Education Districts) dated 3 March 2021.
The Portfolio Committee on ...
Umalusi and SACE 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan
7 May 2021
The Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) and the South African Council for Educators (SACE) briefed the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education and the Select Committee on Education and Technology, Sports, Arts and Culture in a virtual meeting. The meeting concerned ...
Department of Basic Education 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan; with Minister
17 Mar 2021
In a virtual meeting and in the presence of the Minister, the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education and the Select Committee on Education Technology, Sports, Arts and Culture received a briefing from the Department of Basic Education on its 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan and Strategic Plan for the years 2021-2024. ...
ECD Migration from DSD to DBE: progress report with Ministers
16 Mar 2021
With both Ministers present, a joint virtual technical progress report was given of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programme migration from the Department of Social Development (DSD) to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) that requires all nine provinces to be on board and compliant with the function shifts as ...
Engagement with Teacher Unions; with Deputy Minister
3 Mar 2021
In a virtual meeting, the Committee met with the National Teachers Union (NATU), the Suid-Afrikaanse Onderwysersunie (SAOU), the Professional Educators’ Union (PEU), the National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa (NAPTOSA), and the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU). The teacher unions briefed ...
National Senior Certificate Examinations Outcomes: DBE & Umalusi briefing
2 Mar 2021
The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education met on a virtual platform to receive a briefing on the 2020 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations outcomes by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi).
Highlights of the ...
Implication of SONA: Admissions and NSFAS Funding and Support; with Minister & Deputy Minister
23 Feb 2021
The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology and the Select Committee on Education and Technology, Sports and Arts and Culture, met virtually to receive a brief from the Department of Basic Education (DBE) ...
DBE Quarter 2 2020/21 performance; Report on Introduction of Coding and Robotics
16 Feb 2021
The Department of Basic Education briefed the Portfolio Committee on its Second Quarterly Performnance Report for 2020/21 and presented an Updated Status Report on the Introduction of Coding and Robotics as a new component of the national schools curriculum.
Most of the Department’s non-achievement in the second quarter was ...
Matric Exam progress; Trends in International Mathematics & Science Study (TIMMS) 2019: with Deputy Minister
10 Feb 2021
20 Jan 2021
In a joint virtual meeting, the Deputy Minister reported to the Portfolio and Select Committees that the 2021 academic year had begun successfully in terms of receiving workbooks, food ...
Reopening of Schools; Matric Exam marking: update with Deputy Minister
20 Jan 2021
In a joint virtual meeting of the Portfolio and Select Committees on Basic Education, the Department presented an update on its state of readiness to reopen and the process followed in coming to ...