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Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014)


Oversight responsibility of Education and Recreation Select Committee This Select Committee is responsible for oversight of the Departments of: Basic Education Higher Education Arts and Culture Sports and Recreation THE ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF COMMITTEES IN PARLIAMENT (provided by Parliament) The two houses of Parliament, the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, conduct their work in plenary sessions (where Members of a house meet together in one group), in joint sittings (where Members of both houses meet as one group), and in Committees (smaller groups of Members).


Working in Committees allows Parliament to:

Increase the amount of work that can be done Ensure that issues can be debated in more detail than in plenary sessions Increase the level of participation of Members of Parliament (MPs) in discussions Enable MPs to develop expertise and in-depth knowledge of the specific Committee's area of work Provide a platform for the public to present views directly to MPs, something which is not possible in a plenary sitting of Parliament Provide an environment for Parliament to hear evidence and collect information related to the work of a specific Committee.

Committees are, in general, proportionally representative of the parties in Parliament. Committee meetings are open to the public, but may be closed if there is a good reason to do so.

The different committees have one or more of the following functions:

They monitor and oversee the work and budgets of national government departments and hold them accountable They consider and amend Bills, and may initiate Bills They consider private members' and provincial legislative proposals and special petitions They consider international treaties and agreements They examine specifi c areas of public life or matters of public interest They take care of domestic parliamentary issues Committees have the power to summon any person to appear before them, give evidence or produce documents. They may require any person or institution to report to them. Committees may also receive petitions, representations or submissions from the public. Each Committee is headed by a Chairperson.


THE DIFFERENT COMMITTEES OF PARLIAMENT

Portfolio Committees
The National Assembly (NA) appoints from among its members a number of Portfolio Committees to shadow the work of the various national government departments.


The role of Portfolio Committees is to:

consider Bills, deal with departmental budget votes, oversee the work of the department they are responsible for, and enquire and make recommendations about any aspect of the department, including its structure, functioning and policy.


The work of Committees is not restricted to government. They may investigate any matter of public interest that falls within their area of responsibility. There is a Portfolio Committee for each national Ministry and its associated government department/s.

Select Committees
The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) appoints from its permanent members a number of Select Committees to shadow the work of the various national government departments and to deal with Bills.

Because only 54 of the 90 NCOP Members are permanent delegates compared to the 400 of the NA, the Select Committees oversee the work of more than one national government department.

Public Accounts Committees
The National Assembly Standing Committee on Public Accounts acts as Parliament's watchdog over the way taxpayers' money is spent by the Executive. Every year the Auditor-General tables reports on the accounts and financial management of the various government departments and State institutions.

Heads of government departments and institutions are regularly called by this committee to report and account for expenditure. The Committee can recommend that the National Assembly takes corrective actions if necessary.

Members' Legislative Proposals and Petitions Committees
Draft bills can be submitted by individual Members of the National Assembly. These bills are considered by the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Private Member's Legislative Proposals and Special Petitions. If the Committee agrees with the principle of the draft Bill, a Bill will be prepared and dealt with by Parliament.

The National Council of Provinces Select Committee on Members' and Provincial Legislative Proposals considers draft Bills from individual NCOP members and provincial legislatures.

Petitions may also be tabled in Parliament and referred to the relevant committee that deals with the issue raised in the petition.

Internal Committees
The National Assembly has a number of internal committees that deal with matters affecting the running of Parliament. The Committees normally consist of senior Members of Parliament. The Rules Committee and its sub-committees deal with House rules, the budget of the House, support for Members, internal arrangements, and powers and privileges of members. Other internal Committees are the Programme Committee that plans the work of the Assembly, the Disciplinary Committee, and the Committee of Chairpersons.

The National Council of Provinces has its own domestic Committees. The Rules Committee and its subcommittees deal with the NCOP rules, the NCOP budget, parliamentary privileges, internal arrangements, international relations and delegated legislation. The Programme Committee plans the work of the NCOP and the Committee of Chairpersons make recommendations about the functioning of Committees and other NCOP forums.

Ad hoc Committees
Parliament or one of its Houses may appoint an ad hoc (temporary) Committee when a special task must be done. When the task is complete, the Committee is dissolved.

Joint Committees
The National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces together appoint a number of joint committees, for example the Constitutional Review Committee.

The Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence and the Joint Standing Committee on Defence are statutory Committees. This means that they are established, by the Constitution or by an Act of Parliament, as well as in terms of the rules of Parliament.

The committees play a very important role in the process of building democracy and involving the public in the processes and activities of Parliament.v

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23 May 2018 Department of Arts and Culture 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan
16 May 2018 Department of Basic Education 2018/19 Annual performance Plan
25 Apr 2018 Umalusi & SA Council of Educators (SACE) 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan
28 Mar 2018 Registration at Universities and TVET Colleges; Revised Addis Convention on Recognition of Studies; NSFAS on Student Funding for 2018
21 Feb 2018 Winnie Mandela Brandfort House museum: Department of Arts and Culture, Lejweleputswa District Municipalit, Masilonyana Local Municipality
29 Nov 2017 NSFAS on 2018 state of readiness; DBE Quintile System; with Minister
16 May 2018 ATC180516: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on the Budget Vote and Annual Performance Plan 2018/2019 of the Department of Higher Education and Training – Budget Vote No 15, dated 16 May 2018
16 May 2018 ATC180516: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on the Budget Vote and Annual Performance Plan 2018/2019 of the Department of Basic Education – Budget Vote No 14, dated 16 May 2018
18 Oct 2017 ATC171018: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on a joint oversight visit with the Select Committee on Social Services to the Mpumalanga Province, dated 18 October 2017
18 Oct 2017 ATC171018: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on a joint oversight visit with the Select Committee on Social Services to the KwaZulu-Natal Province, dated 18 October 2017
18 Oct 2017 ATC171018: Select Committee on Education and Recreation Joint Study Tour (with the Select Committee on Social Services) to Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia 09-21 July 2017 dated 18 October 2017
18 Oct 2017 ATC171018: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on an oversight visit to the Robben Island Museum dated 18 October 2017
18 Oct 2017 ATC171018: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on progress made by the Eastern Cape Department of Education on the recommendation made during the 2016 Taking Parliament to the People in the Eastern Cape Province, dated 18 October 2017
18 Oct 2017 ATC171018: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on a joint oversight visit with the Select Committee on Social Services to the Northern Cape Province, dated 18 October 2017
07 Jun 2017 ATC170607: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on the Budget Vote and Annual Performance Plan 2017/2018 of the Department of Arts and Culture – Budget Vote No 37, dated 07 June 2017
31 May 2017 ATC170531: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on the Budget Vote and Annual Performance Plan 2017/2018 of the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa – Budget Vote No 40, dated 31 May 2017
15 Mar 2017 ATC170315: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on an oversight visit to the Prixley Ka Seme District, Northern Cape dated 15 March 2017
15 Mar 2017 ATC170315: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on an oversight visit to Limpopo, dated 15 March 2017
15 Mar 2017 ATC170315: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on the joint oversight visit with the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training to Gauteng, dated 15 March 2017
15 Feb 2017 ATC170215: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Second Quarter Performance Report Of 2016/17 of the Department of Higher Education and Training, dated 15 February 2017
15 Feb 2017 ATC170215: Report of The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Annual Report 2015/16 of the Culture, Arts, Tourisim Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (Cathsseta), dated 15 February 2017
15 Feb 2017 ATC170215: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its Oversight visit to the Post-School Education and Training Institutions in Gauteng, dated 15 February 2017
15 Feb 2017 ATC170215: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training and the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on its Oversight visit to Gauteng, dated 15 February 2017
15 Feb 2017 ATC170215: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Fourth Quarter Report of 2015/16 and First Quarter Report Of 2016/17 of the Department of Higher Education and Training, dated 09 November 2016
15 Feb 2017 ATC170215: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Annual Report 2015/16 of the South African Qualifications Authority (Saqa) and the Council on Higher Education (Che), Dated 15 February 2017
07 Sep 2016 ATC160907: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on the Higher Education Amendment Bill [B36B – 2015] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 7 September 2016
18 Mar 2016 ATC160318: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on a workshop on the role of SETAS in South Africa’s Economic Growth and their relevance to the needs of the Industry in the Country held at the Cape Town Lodge Hotel, on 21 October 2015, dated 16 March 2016
17 Mar 2016 ATC160317: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on an oversight visit to the Lady Frere District, Eastern Cape dated, 16 March 2016
17 Mar 2016 ATC160317: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on an oversight visit to KwaZulu-Natal, dated 16 March 2016
16 Oct 2015 ATC151016: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on oversight visits to the North West and Gauteng Provinces, dated 14 October 2015
15 Oct 2015 ATC151015: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on an oversight visit to the Free State dated 14 October 2015
19 Mar 2014 ATC140327: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014) 19 March 2014
26 Feb 2014 ATC140226: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on the UNESCO, Hague and Unidroit Conventions, dated 26 February 2014.
29 Jan 2014 ATC140204: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on the African Union Charter for African Cultural Renaissance, dated 29 January 2014.
14 Aug 2013 ATC130815: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on the Africa Institute of South Africa Act Repeal Bill, [B 6B - 2013] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 14 August 2013.
05 Jun 2013 ATC130611: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on the consideration of a shortlist of candidates for appointment to the Board of the National Research Foundation (NRF), dated 05 June 2013.
15 May 2013 ATC130522: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on Budget Vote 20 and Strategic plan 2013– 2014 of the Department of Sport and Recreation, dated 15 May 2013.
15 May 2013 ATC130522: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on Budget Vote 17 and Strategic plan 2013– 2014 of the Department of Higher Education and Training, dated 15 May 2013.
15 May 2013 ATC130522: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on Budget Vote 15 and Strategic plan 2013– 2014 of the Department of Basic Education, dated 15 May 2013.
15 May 2013 ATC130522: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on Budget Vote 14 and Strategic plan 2013– 2014 of the Department of Arts and Culture, dated 15 May 2013.
04 Dec 2012 ATC121204: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on the Further Education and Training Colleges Amendment Bill [B 24B – 2012] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 04 December 2012.
28 Nov 2012 ATC121128: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on the Higher Education and Training Laws Amendment Bill [B 23B – 2012] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 28 November 2012.
29 Aug 2012 ATC120829: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on the Use of Official Languages Bill [B 23B – 2011] (National Assembly – sec 75) (introduced as South African Languages Bill), dated 29 August 2012
16 Mar 2012 ATC120823: Report of the Select Committee on Education and Recreation on its follow up oversight visit to the Eastern Cape from 13-16 March 2012, following the Intervention by the National Department of Basic Education, dated 08 August 2012
29 Feb 2012 ATC120229: Report on Scoping Report and the Implementation Plan on the Intervention in the Eastern Cape Education Department in terms of section 100(1) (b) of the Constitution, 1996, dated 29 February 2012.
26 Oct 2011 ATC111026: Report on Higher Education Laws Amendment Bill [B 14B – 2011]
07 Sep 2011 ATC110907: Report on Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill [B 5B– 2011]
24 Aug 2011 ATC110824: Report on Oversight Visit to Eastern Cape from 16-19 August 2011
03 Aug 2011 ATC110803: Report on SADC Protocol on Science, Technology & Innovation tabled in terms of Section 231(2) of the Constitution of 1996
03 Aug 2011 ATC110803: Report on Consideration of a shortlist of candidates for appointment to NRF Board
03 Aug 2011 ATC110803: Report on Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill (B 36B – 2010)
23 Jun 2011 ATC110623: Report on Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill (B 36B – 2010)
13 Apr 2011 ATC110413: Report on Briefing by Basic Education Department on Intervention to Eastern Cape Department of Education
22 Feb 2011 Report: Oversight Visits to the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, dated 22 February 2011
18 Nov 2010 ATC101118: Report on Higher Education Laws Amendment Bill [B 24B– 2010]
18 Nov 2010 ATC101118: Report on Higher Education and Training Laws Amendment Bill [B 26B– 2010]
18 Nov 2010 ATC101118: Report on Skills Development Levies Amendment Bill [B 25– 2010]
20 Apr 2010 ATC100420: Report on Budget Vote 14 Strategic Plan 2010– 2013 of the Department of Basic Education
16 Mar 2010 ATC100316: Report on Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Bill [B7B – 2009]
01 Jul 2009 ATC090701: Report on Budget Vote 17: Sport and Recreation
01 Jul 2009 ATC090701: Report on Budget Vote 12 of the Department of Arts and Culture
30 Jun 2009 ATC090630: Report on Budget Vote 13: Education
13 Nov 2008 ATC081113: Report on Bible Society of South Africa Act Repeal Bill
11 Nov 2008 ATC081111: Report on the Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa (Private) Act Repeal Bill
11 Nov 2008 ATC081111: Report on Methodist Church of Southern Africa (Private) Act Repeal Bill
04 Nov 2008 ATC081104: Report on Dutch Reformed Churches Union Act Repeal Bill
23 Oct 2008 ATC081023: Report on Higher Education Amendment Bill
23 Oct 2008 ATC081023: Report on National Qualifications Framework Bill
22 Oct 2008 ATC081022: Report on General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Amendment Bill
10 Sep 2008 ATC080910: Report on South African National Space Agency Bill
03 Sep 2008 ATC080903: Report on Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Bill
Report: Oversight Visit to Nondzame Primary School, Groot Drakenstein, Paarl

There are no questions at this time.

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Special Measures Bill 20 Jun 2006 B13-2006 Act commenced
2010 Higher Education and Training Laws Amendment Bill 27 Jul 2010 B26-2010 Act commenced
2010 Higher Education Laws Amendment Bill 27 Jul 2010 B24-2010 Act commenced
2010 Skills Development Levies Amendment Bill 27 Jul 2010 B25-2010 Act commenced
Africa Institute of South Africa Act Repeal Bill 15 Mar 2013 B6-2013 Act commenced
Astronomy Geographic Advantage Bill 30 May 2007 B17-2007 Act commenced
Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill 27 Oct 2010 B36-2010 Act commenced
Bible Society of South Africa Act Repeal Bill 21 Jul 2008 B70-2008 Act commenced
Education Laws Amendment Bill 20 Aug 2007 B33-2007 Act commenced
Further Education and Training Colleges Amendment Bill B24-2012 Act commenced
Further Education and Training Colleges Amendment Bill 27 Jul 2011 B13-2011 Act commenced
Further Education and Training Colleges Bill 16 Oct 2006 B23-2006 Act commenced
General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Amendment Bill 09 Jul 2008 B35-2008 Act commenced
Higher Education Amendment Bill 13 Nov 2015 B36-2015 Act commenced
Higher Education Amendment Bill 09 Jun 2008 B34-2008 Act commenced
Higher Education and Training Laws Amendment Bill 12 Jun 2012 B23-2012 Act commenced
Higher Education Laws Amendment Bill 27 Jul 2011 B14-2011 Act commenced
Human Sciences Research Council Bill 30 May 2007 B16-2007 Act commenced
Intellectual Property Rights From Publicly Financed Research and Development Bill 13 Jun 2008 B46-2008 Act commenced
National Qualifications Framework Bill 09 Jun 2008 B33-2008 Act commenced
National Sport and Recreation Amendment Bill 04 Aug 2006 B17-2006 Act commenced
Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Bill 08 Jul 2009 B7-2009 Act commenced
Science and Technology Amendment Bill 17 Oct 2013 B36-2013 Act commenced
Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill 20 Apr 2011 B5-2011 Act commenced
Second 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Special Measures Bill 20 Jun 2006 B16-2006 Act commenced
Skills Development Amendment Bill 10 Oct 2011 B16-2011 Act commenced
South African Institute For Drug-Free Sport Amendment Bill 12 May 2006 B7-2006 Act commenced
South African Language Practitioners’ Council Bill 18 Jun 2013 B14-2013 Act commenced
South African National Space Agency Bill 05 May 2008 B20-2008 Act commenced
Technology Innovation Agency Bill 08 Nov 2007 B49-2007 Act commenced
Use of Official Languages Bill (introduced as South African Languages Bill) 04 Nov 2011 B23-2011 Act commenced
2018 4 meetings Attendance rate 83%
2017 16 meetings 76%
2016 10 meetings 66%
2015 17 meetings 67%
2014 17 meetings 83%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretary to Committee

Noluthando Skaka

Tel: 021 403 3751

Cell: 083 709 8520

E-mail: mdlanga@parliament.gov.za

Secretary to Chairperson

Andisa Kula

Tel: 021 403 3040

E-mail: akula@parliament.gov.za

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