Mr Walter Tebogo Letsie

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Walter Tebogo Letsie

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Committee Meetings Attended

  • Higher Education, Science and Innovation Audit Outcomes: AGSA briefing; DHET 2018/19 Annual Report 2018/19 & Quarter 1 performance
    15 Oct 2019

    Annual Reports 2018/2019

    AGSA reported that 74 auditees out of a total of 78 (95%) were within the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) portfolio. Financial statement preparation remained a concern as material adjustments were effected to the annual financial statement (AFS) submitted for audit by 15 auditees.  A ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Innovation CSIR, NRF, HSRC & TIA 2018/19 Annual Reports
    9 Oct 2019

    Annual Reports 2018/2019

    The Committee received briefings from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Human Sciences Research Council (CSIR), Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and National Research Foundation (NRF) on their 2018/19 Annual Reports.
     
    The CSIR informed Members that it experienced challenges in attracting and retaining high-end skills. ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Innovation Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Colloquium
    17 Sep 2019

    The Committee heard inputs from stakeholders on the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the South African context; job losses, gains and replacements; the role of government and the private sector; policy considerations; higher education curricula; and the decolonisation of the higher learning education sector.

    Members asked about translating ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Innovation Square Kilometre Array Telescope & MeerKAT projects: briefing
    11 Sep 2019

    The Committee was briefed by the Department of Higher Education and Training, Science Technology on the Square Kilometre Array Telescope & MeerKAT projects, Radio astronomy projects as well as on governance of the project. The Committee was pleased to hear that the SKA projects was said to yield great economic ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Innovation University of Limpopo & SETA on allegations of unaccredited course
    10 Sep 2019

    The University of Limpopo along with the Services Seta briefed the Committee on the allegations that were levelled at the University. These allegations held that the University had offered a bogus learnership and certificate in a qualification on Funeral Parlour studies.  The University assured Members that the media allegations had ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Innovation New SETA landscape and overview of their work
    3 Sep 2019

    In its overview on the new Sector Education And Training Authorities landscape, the Department spoke about their governance, finances, challenges, successes and interventions at a high level.

    The main challenge in the SETAs was irregular expenditure in the previous financial year:
    - BankSETA – R1.3million irregular expenditure.
    - Culture, Arts, ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Innovation NSFAS progress report with stakeholder input
    28 Aug 2019

    The Administrator of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provided a one-year progress report.  The Minister of Higher Education and Training had appointed Dr Randall Carolissen in August 2018 as Administrator after placing NSFAS under administration. He outlined the challenges faced at the start, the prioritised risks and mitigation ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Innovation Governance in higher education, universities under administration & infrastructure development at new universities
    27 Aug 2019

    The Committee was updated on university governance and infrastructure development by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The presentation gave an overview of governance at universities, universities under administration, and infrastructure development at the new universities.

    The Committee was disappointed that the DHET did not provide an overview ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Innovation 2019 White Paper for Science, Technology and innovation & Post School Education & Training
    20 Aug 2019

    The Committee received presentations on the White Papers of the Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) and Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

    The DSTI presentation outlines the department’s initial thoughts on becoming the new Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the White Paper, and on the silent ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Innovation Department of Science and Technology& DHET Budget: Committee Reports
    5 Jul 2019

    The Committee met for consideration and adoption of its draft Report on the budget of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

    Members expressed views on the Recommendations section of the report. On accommodation facilities in universities and TVET colleges, there ...

  • Higher Education, Science and Innovation Higher Education, Science and Technology 2019/20 Annual Performance Plans, with Minister
    3 Jul 2019

    The Portfolio Committee met to receive the Annual Performance Plans of the Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Higher Education and Training. The Minister provided opening remarks and context for the meeting, including reference to a revised White Paper on science and technology which had been developed ...