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Safety & Security in Schools: briefing by DBE and SAPS, with Minister of Basic Education
10 Sep 2019
The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education and Portfolio Committee on Police met jointly to receive a briefing from the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) on safety and security in schools. The ...
Department of Basic Education Quarter 1 performance; Induction workshop with AGSA
3 Sep 2019
Report of the meeting to follow.
DBE 4th Quarterly Performance Report & Impact of SONA, with Deputy Minister
20 Aug 2019
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) described its fourth quarter performance as a slight improvement in things achieved, but a vast improvement in how things had been done. It provided details of its achievements, with a particular focus on the incorporation of Early Childhood Development in the DBE, and how ...
Department of Basic Education 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan, with Minister
9 Jul 2019
Government Departments & Entities 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan (APP)
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 ...
Basic Education Sector Analysis; Legacy Report
3 Jul 2019
The Committee received an analysis on the basic education sector and a briefing on the Legacy report. The presentations were made by the committee staff and were in preparation for the Committee’s engagement the following week with the Department of Basic Education on its ...
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 ...
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 ...