Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme & Post-Provisioning Norms: Department briefing
12 Nov 2019
Mr T Malatji (ANC) commented on the importance of the Funza Lushaka programme and states sustaining the programme as progressive. This is because the number of young people who want to teach is gradually decreasing. However the programme needs to be better developed to keep these students in the system ...
Equal Education Law Centre State of Education Report; Section 27 Limpopo Sanitation Report; BRRR
22 Oct 2019
Mr T Malatji (ANC) started by appreciating democracy which allowed for opportunities where organisations could present their views to the Committee on how best to resolve the problems. A situation should not be allowed where faceless people who want to abuse the democratic process advance a narrative that has nothing ...
Elevating the Status and to Advance the use of Indigenous Languages: SA National Lexicography Unit and UNESCO briefing; BRRR
16 Oct 2019
Mr T Malatji (ANC) commented on the issue of language. He said that what influences the strength of languages is economic activity. Whoever controls the economy controls the language because one needs the language. Parents force their kids to study in English because it is the language of those in ...
Umalusi & SACE 2018/19 Annual Reports; Examination Readiness 2019
9 Oct 2019
Mr T Malatji (ANC) welcomed the presentations but noted that the way the entities could help the teachers is by developing programmes that assists the communities to deal with the social ills. This is because the challenges faced by schools such as violence in schools and teacher misconduct all emanate ...
Department of Basic Education 2018/19 Annual Report, with AGSA & FFC input
8 Oct 2019
Mr T Malatji (ANC) noted that the main issue facing the Department is consequence management. The Department fast tracks black companies but they do not always deliver on projects. Department officials who engage in this should face the consequences because state resources are wasted, and projects are being delayed.
Department on: Teaching and Learning International Survey & Comprehensive Sexuality Education
17 Sep 2019
Mr Malatji (ANC) commented on the issue of the aging of principals in the TALIS report and affirmed that there should be a deliberate program by the Department as a way of training younger principals. This is especially true in provinces like KZN, there must be younger principals appointed there ...
Safety & Security in Schools: DBE & SAPS briefings
10 Sep 2019
Mr T Malatji (ANC) appreciated the presentations and noted that the statistics reaffirmed the fact that there is a major correlation between inequality and violence in schools. Addressing the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment within communities would go a long way in bringing incidents of violence, particularly in ...
Department of Basic Education Quarter 1 performance; Induction workshop with AGSA
3 Sep 2019
Mr T Malatji (ANC) commented on the matter of xenophobia and abuse of women in South Africa and how such social problems should be resolved to ensure justice is carried out against the perpetrators. He asked what action the AGSA takes to follow up on their reports regarding financial losses ...
Department of Basic Education 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan
9 Jul 2019
Mr T Malatji (ANC) commented that school safety could not be reduced only to security personnel in schools, but it was a societal concern. Two-thirds of the time was allocated for teaching, while the rest was spent on disciplining the children. Most children were looking after themselves because parents left ...
Committee Legacy Report and Induction
3 Jul 2019
Mr T Malatji (ANC) informed the Committee that many schools collapsed due to inadequate management and leadership. There was a difference in being a teacher and being a manger: many teachers were promoted to the position of principal only to find out that they were not able to handle the ...
Election of Chairperson
2 Jul 2019
Mr T Malatjie (ANC) seconded the nomination.