Ms Hlomela Bucwa

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Hlomela Bucwa

Committee Meetings Attended

  • Higher Education, Science and Technology Current Impasse at Higher Education Institutions: stakeholder input; Tshwane South College Public Protector Report; with Minister
    13 Feb 2019

    The Committee was briefed by stakeholders in the Higher Education sector on why there remained spradic instability at higher education institutions. The South African Union of Students (SAUS) had indicated a potential nation-wide shutdown of campuses if its demands were not met.

    South African Union of Students (SAUS) stated that ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Technology National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill: deliberations
    24 Oct 2018

    The Committee met to consider and discuss the National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill [B20-2018].

    The Committee felt that since at least three stakeholders had bemoaned the definition of ‘authentic’ as being vague and creating confusion, it wanted to know whether the newly drafted definition covered all the possibilities of inauthenticity ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Technology National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill: deliberations
    11 Oct 2018

    The Committee received a presentation from the Parliamentary Legal Advisor on whether the amendments being affected carried the objects of the National Qualification Framework Amendment Bill. The briefing also looked at whether the Bill could possibly have any legal or constitutional challenges going forward. He then read through his presentation ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Technology NSFAS payment of student allowances; with Minister; NQF Amendment Bill: Department response to submissions
    12 Sep 2018

    The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training heard briefings by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) on updates in the payment of allowances due to students at universities and TVET colleges. The DHET also gave a response on stakeholder ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Technology SAQA on Post-School Education & Training implementation; National Qualifications Framework simplification; underfunding
    29 Aug 2018

    SAQA briefed the Committee on the implementation of articulation in the post-school education and training sector and simplification of the National Qualifications Frameworks (NQF), and provided a progress report on addressing the under-funding challenges.

    SAQA said that the types of articulation were systemic, specific and individual articulation. The policy had ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Technology Gender-Based Violence & Gender Transformation at Higher Learning Institutions: CGE briefing
    14 Aug 2018

    The Portfolio Committee for Higher Education and Training was briefed by the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) on gender-based violence and gender transformation at institutions of higher learning. Officials from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) were also present. The meeting arose out of the Portfolio Committee on ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Technology NSFAS & Council on Higher Education 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan
    18 Apr 2018

    The National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) presented its annual performance plan (APP) to the Committee. A key focus of the plan was to put the necessary system improvements into place and increase its capacity to implement its new mandate of administering the roll-out of fee-free education in 2018/19 ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Technology Department 2018/19 Revised Strategic Plan & Annual Performance Plan; with Minister
    18 Apr 2018

    The Department of Higher Education and Training presented its Annual Performance Plan (APP) to a joint sitting of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training and the Select Committee on Education and Recreation. This provided Members with an overview of the programmes that the Department would be running in ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Technology Community Education and Training (CET) update by Department of Higher Education and Training
    29 Nov 2017

    The South African ABET Educators Union (SAAEU) gave an outline of the multitude of challenges they were confronted with. These included low pay and non-payment of salaries, non-recognition of their Adult Education and Training (AET) diplomas, bullying by centre managers, as well as mainstream teachers having two jobs (“double-parking”), while ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Technology Department of Higher Education and Training 2016/17 Annual Report
    5 Oct 2017

    Annual Reports 2016/17

    The DHET presented its Annual Report for 2016/17 as well as the certification backlog. The DHET undertook to deliver on 70 key departmental performance targets and of these the Department managed to achieve 80% (56 targets), a 5% improvement from the 2015/16 financial year ...