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Oversight responsibility of Basic Education Portfolio Committee

The Basic Education Portfolio Committee is responsible for oversight of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) as well as the following statutory entities:

Umalusi

SA Council of Educators 

Committees conduct their business on behalf of the House and report back on matters referred to them.

Learn more about the work of this Committee: Legacy Reports

The role and functions of Committees in Parliament (provided by Parliament)
In accordance with the powers given to it by the Constitution, the National Assembly establishes a range of committees with assigned powers and functions. The committees are required to report regularly on their activities and to make recommendations to the House for debate and decision. A large part of the Assembly’s role in the law‑making process happens in committees and much of its oversight over the executive is also done through committees, particularly the portfolio committees.

There is a portfolio committee for each corresponding government department. The composition of the committees reflects, as far as is practicable, the numerical strengths of the parties represented in the Assembly. That committee will deliberate on bills covering that department’s area of jurisdiction and scrutinise and report on its annual budget and strategic plan. As the people’s representatives, members of the committees determine whether government departments are delivering on what they promised and whether they are spending the public money they receive in a responsible manner. As part of their oversight work, committees may also do site visits where they find out directly from the people at ground level whether the government is delivering on its promises.

If a committee reports on a matter and makes certain recommendations, that report will be debated in a full sitting or plenary to give other members of the House an opportunity to engage with the content of the report. Once the report has been debated, the House decides whether to adopt the committee’s recommendations. The House may also decide only to note the report or it may refer the report back to the committee with an instruction to do further work

Broadly speaking, the mandates of Committees are to consider and process legislation referred to it; exercise oversight over the Department and entities reporting to it; consider international agreements referred to it; consider the budget vote of the Department and its entities; facilitate public participation in its processes; and to consider all other matters referred to it in terms of legislation and the Rules of Parliament

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

Powers

Rule 167 of the National Assembly Rules (9th Edition) say that for the purposes of performing its functions  committee may, subject to the Constitution, legislation, the other provisions of these rules and resolutions of the Assembly –

-Summon any person to appear before it to give evidence on oath or affirmation, or to produce documents

-Receive petitions, representations or submissions from interested persons or institutions

-Permit oral evidence on petitions, representations, submissions and any other matter before the committee

-Conduct public hearings

-Consult any Assembly or Council committee or subcommittee, or any joint committee or subcommittee

-Determine its own working arrangements

-Meet at a venue determined by it, which may be a venue beyond the seat of Parliament

-Meet on any and at any time, including –

  • On a day which is not a working day
  • On a day on which the Assembly is not sitting
  • At a time when the Assembly is not sitting, or
  • During a recess

-Exercise any other powers assigned to it by the Constitution, legislation, the other provisions of these rules or resolutions of the Assembly

Committee Membership

Committee membership is distributed among the parties roughly in proportion to the seats they get in Parliament, so if a party wins 20% of the seats, its MPs will occupy about 20% of committee positions.

The NA Rules Committee agreed that all Committees will be comprised of 11 Members: ANC – 6; DA – 2; EFF – 1; other parties – 2. 

Where it is practicably possible, each party is entitled to at least one representative in a Committee.

Read More: A note to the Sixth Parliament: Committee Membership

Read More: A Note to the Sixth Parliament: The critical role of Committee Chairperson

Committees in Practice

With the agreement of members, the Committee staff sets the dates and times of committee meetings. The frequency of committee meetings is determined by a committee’s work programme but it is normal for a committee to meet weekly. From time to time, committees can meet more than once a week if they work programme so demands.

Section 59(1)(b) of the Constitution requires that the National Assembly and it’s committees conduct their business in an open manner and hold their sittings in public. Section 59(2) states that the National Assembly may not exclude the public or the media unless it is ‘reasonable and justifiable to do so in an open and democratic society’. Rule 184(2) of the Rules of the National Assembly further require that any decision to exclude the public from a committee meeting or part thereof must be taken ‘after due consideration’ by that committee

Who attends Committee Meetings?:

MPs (those assigned to the committee and if they so wish, any other MP)

Committee Staff: Committee Secretary, Committee Assistant, Researcher, Content Advisor

Departments, entities, organizations, individuals and experts who are invited by the Committee to speak and be questioned

Parliamentary Legal Advisor (from time to time)

Media

General Public


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.

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.

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. There are structures to deal with support for Members, internal arrangements, disciplinary matters 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 also has its own domestic Committees. The Rules Committee and its subcommittees deal with the NCOP rules. There are structures to deal with support for Members, internal arrangements, disciplinary matters and powers and privileges of members. 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.

There are six Joint Committees:
- Constitutional Review Committee
- Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence
- Joint Standing Committee on Defence
- Committee on Multi-Party Women’s Caucus
- Joint Standing Committee on Financial Management of Parliament
- Joint Standing Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests

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

 

 

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24 May 2022 Implementation of Portfolio Committee Recommendations following oversight visits to NW & FS: NWPED briefing; with Deputy Minister
17 May 2022 Mathematics, Science and Technology Strategies and Interventions (teacher training and development, teacher demand/needs, learner uptake, improved subject performance): DBE briefing with Deputy Minister
10 May 2022 Status of school infrastructure, ASIDI and SAFE programmes; engagement with Kagiso Trust
03 May 2022 Engagements on Petition by Hon M Sukers pertaining to closure of Seekoegat Primary School
19 Apr 2022 Committee Strategic Planning Session; BELA Bill Public Participation Programme
29 Mar 2022 Department of Basic Education 2021/22 Quarter 3 performance; with Minister
22 Mar 2022 Umalusi & SACE 2022/23 Annual Performance Plans; with Deputy Minister
15 Mar 2022 Department of Basic Education 2022/23 Annual Performance Plan; with Minister
09 Mar 2022 Status Report on ECD Migration: DBE & DSD briefing; with DSD Minister & DBE Deputy Minister
08 Mar 2022 Follow-up: Implementation of Committee recommendations during KZN and EC oversight visits; with Deputy Minister
01 Mar 2022 Quality Learning and Teaching Campaign & Action plan to create safe schools learning environments: DBE briefing; with Minister and Deputy Minister
22 Feb 2022 Implications and Impact of SONA; President’s SONA 2022; with Deputy Minister
15 Feb 2022 Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill: way forward
08 Feb 2022 Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill: briefing with Ministry
25 Jan 2022 2021 NSC Examinations: DBE & Umalusi briefing; with Minister
07 Dec 2021 Quarter 1 & 2 Performance Reports 2021/22: Briefing by Department of Basic Education; with Deputy Minister
20 Apr 2022 ATC220420:Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Budget Vote 16: Basic Education, dated, 19 April 2022
20 Apr 2022 ATC220420: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education for the Third Quarterly Report On the Performance of the Department of Basic Education in meeting its Strategic Objectives for 2021/22, dated, 19 April 2022.
03 Mar 2022 ATC220303: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visit to the Western Cape and Northern Cape Provincial Education Departments, dated 1 March 2022
24 Feb 2022 ATC220224: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visit to the North West and Free State Provincial Education Departments, dated 22 February 2022
08 Feb 2022 ATC:220208: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Official Release of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Results for 2021, dated 8 February 2022.
27 Jan 2022 ATC220127: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the First and Second Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education in Meeting its Pre-Determined Objectives for 2021/22, Dated 25 January 2022
07 Dec 2021 ATC211207: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the performance of the Department of Basic Education for the 2020/21 financial year, dated 7 December 2021
08 Sep 2021 ATC210908: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education for the Fourth Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education in Meeting its Strategic Objectives for 2020/21, Dated 7 September 2021.
24 Aug 2021 ATC210824: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Joint oversight visit with the Select Committee on Education and Technology, Sports, Arts and Culture to KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng Provincial Education Departments, dated 24 August 2021
27 May 2021 ATC210527: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visit to the Head-Offices of the Department of Basic Education (DBE), the South African Council for Educators (SACE) and the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) dated 25 May 2021
19 May 2021 ATC210519: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Budget Vote: Basic Education, dated 18 May 2021.
03 Mar 2021 ATC210303: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visit to the Gauteng Province (Ekurhuleni North Education Districts), KwaZulu-Natal Province (Umzimkhulu and Ixopo Education Districts) and Eastern Cape Province (Matatiele and Mount Fletcher Education Districts) dated 3 March 2021.
03 Mar 2021 ATC210303:Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Second Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education in meeting its Pre-Determined Objectives for 2020/21, dated 3 March 2021.
25 Nov 2020 ATC201125: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the performance of the Department of Basic Education for the 2019/20 financial year, dated 24 November 2020.
13 Nov 2020 ATC201113: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education concerning the Petition from Mrs B Matebe regarding the Education Inequality Dual Medium Schools in the Namakwa Region of the Northern Cape, referred to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education by the Speaker of the National Assembly for consideration, date 13 November 2020
04 Sep 2020 ATC200904: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Fourth Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education in Meeting its Pre-Determined Objectives for 2019/20, dated 1 September 2020
15 Jul 2020 ATC200715: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Strategic Plan and Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Basic Education and its Entities in Respect of Budget Vote 16: Basic Education, dated 14 July 2020
04 Jun 2020 ATC200604: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Budget Vote 16: Basic Education, dated 28 May 2020.
03 Mar 2020 ATC200303: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education concerning the South African Human Rights Commission Report on the Investigative Hearing into the Status of Mental Health Care in South Africa, referred to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education by the Speaker of the National Assembly for consideration. dated 3 March 2020.
03 Mar 2020 ATC200303: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education concerning the South African Human Rights Commission Report on the Investigative Hearing into the Lack of Safety and Security Measures in Schools for Children with Disabilities in South Africa, referred to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education by the Speaker of the National Assembly for consideration. dated 3 March 2020.
03 Mar 2020 ATC200303: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on attending the 20th National Teaching Awards, dated 3 March 2020.
25 Feb 2020 ATC200225: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visit to Capricorn and Sekhukhune Education Districts, Limpopo Province, dated 25 February 2020
25 Feb 2020 Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education concerning the Petition from Residents of the Dryharts Village calling for the Reopening of the Molehabangwe Middle School, referred to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education by the Speaker of the National Assembly for consideration. dated 25 February 2020.
11 Feb 2020 ATC200211: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education concerning the Submission from he Griqua People’s Heritage on the lack of a Primary School, submitted to the Office of the Deputy Speaker and referred to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, dated 11 February 2020.
23 Oct 2019 ATC191023Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the performance of the Department of Basic Education for the 2018/19 financial year, dated 22 October 2019
17 Sep 2019 ATC190917: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the First Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education in Meeting its Strategic Objectives for 2019/20, dated, 17 September 2019
12 Jul 2019 ATC190712: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Budget Vote 14: Basic Education, dated 12 July 2019
20 Mar 2019 ATC190320: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on its activities undertaken during the 5th Parliament (May 2014 – March 2019)
26 Feb 2019 ATC190226: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Official Release of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Results for 2018, dated 26 February 2019
26 Feb 2019 ATC190226: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education for the Third Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education in Meeting its Strategic Objectives for 2018/19, dated 26 February 2019
04 Dec 2018 ATC181204: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education in respect of the Report of the High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and the acceleration of Fundamental Change, dated 4 December 2018
04 Dec 2018 ATC181204: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the First Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education in Meeting its Strategic Objectives for 2018/19, dated 4 December 2018
04 Dec 2018 ATC181204: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visit to Ngaka Modiri Molema and Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati Education Districts, North West Province, dated 4 December 2018
04 Dec 2018 ATC181204: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education in respect of the Report of the High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and the acceleration of Fundamental Change, dated 4 December 2018
04 Dec 2018 ATC181204: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Second Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education in Meeting its Strategic Objectives for 2018/19, dated 4 December 2018
04 Dec 2018 ATC181204: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Second Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education in Meeting its Strategic Objectives for 2018/19, dated 4 December 2018
04 Dec 2018 ATC181204: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the First Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education in Meeting its Strategic Objectives for 2018/19, dated 4 December 2018
17 Oct 2018 ATC181017: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the performance of the Department of Basic Education for the 2017/18 financial year, dated 17 October 2018
28 Aug 2018 ATC180828: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visit to Bohlabela and Nkangala Education Districts, Mpumalanga Province, dated 28 August 2018
12 Jul 2018 ATC190712: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Budget Vote 14: Basic Education, dated 12 July 2019.
02 May 2018 ATC180502: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Budget Vote 14: Basic Education, dated 2 May 2018
17 Oct 2017 ATC171017: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the performance of the Department of Basic Education for the 2016/17 financial year, dated 17 October 2017
10 Oct 2017 ATC171010: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Fourth Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education in Meeting its Strategic Objectives for 2016/17, dated 10 October 2017
10 Oct 2017 ATC171010: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Fourth Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education in Meeting its Strategic Objectives for 2016/17, dated 10 October 2017
05 Oct 2017 ATC171005: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the First Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education in Meeting its Strategic Objectives for 2017/18, dated 5 October 2017
05 Oct 2017 ATC171005: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the First Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education in Meeting its Strategic Objectives for 2017/18, dated 5 October 2017
20 Jun 2017 ATC170620: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on oversight visits to Ekurhuleni North, Ekurhuleni South and Tshwane North Education Districts, Gauteng Province, dated 20 June 2017
20 Jun 2017 ATC170620: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Third Quarterly Report on the Performance of the Department of Basic Education in Meeting its Strategic Objectives for 2016/17, dated 20 June 2017
20 Jun 2017 ATC170620: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education in respect of the South African Human Rights Commission report on the National Investigative Hearing into the Impact of Protest-related Action on the Right to a Basic Education in South Africa dated 20 June 2017
20 Jun 2017 ATC170620: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visits to the Ilembe and King Cetshwayo Education Districts, KwaZulu-Natal Province, dated 20 June 2017
17 May 2017 ATC170517: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Budget Vote 14: Basic Education, dated 17 May 2017
14 Mar 2017 Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on attending the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training
14 Mar 2017 ATC170314: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visits to the Port Elizabeth Education District (Northern Areas), Eastern Cape, dated 14 March 2017
14 Mar 2017 ATC170314: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Official Release of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Results for 2016, dated 14 March 2017
18 Oct 2016 ATC161018: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the performance of the Department of Basic Education for the 2015/16 financial year, dated 18 October 2016
09 Jun 2016 ATC160609: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education concerning the Petition from Residents of Limpopo, requesting an audit of the schools feeding programme in the Province, submitted in terms of Rule 312 (Ms D Van Der Walt, MP), dated 24 May 2016
02 Jun 2016 ATC160602: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Oversight Visits to KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Provinces date 24 May 2016
30 May 2016 ATC160530: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on attending the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) Standardisation of 2015 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examination Marks Meeting, dated 24 May 2016
30 May 2016 ATC160530: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Official Release of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Results for 2015, dated 24 May 2016
30 May 2016 ATC160530: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on attending the 16th National Teaching Awards, dated 24 May 2016
26 May 2016 ATC160526: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visit to KwaZulu-Natal dated 24 May 2016
26 May 2016 ATC160526: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on its engagement with the Department of Basic Education in Cape Town, dated 24 May 2016
26 May 2016 ATC160526: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education concerning the Petition from 31 church and school representatives of Graaff-Reinet, calling for relief in respect of various matters pertaining to the provision of quality education, submitted in terms of Rule 312, dated 24 May 2016
26 May 2016 ATC160526: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visit to the Lady Frere District, Eastern Cape dated 24 May 2016
03 May 2016 ATC160503: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Budget Vote 14: Basic Education, dated 3 May 2016
22 Oct 2015 ATC151022: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the performance of the Department of Basic Education for the 2014/15 financial year, dated 21 October 2015.
26 Jun 2015 ATC150626: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on oversight visits to the North West Province, dated 14 April 2015
25 Jun 2015 ATC150625: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on a Visit to the Inclusive Education South Africa (IESA) Offices followed by visits to two Full Service School in Cape Town, dated 23 June 2015.
20 May 2015 ATC150520: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Official Handover of the Valhalla Primary School in Metro North Education District, Western Cape, dated 19 May 2015
30 Apr 2015 ATC150430: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Budget Vote 14: Basic Education, dated 29 April 2015
29 Apr 2015 ATC150429: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Official Release of the Annual National Assessment Results for 2014, dated 14 April 2015
29 Apr 2015 ATC150429: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on attending the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) Standardisation of 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examination Marks Meeting, dated 14 April 2015.
29 Apr 2015 ATC150429: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on attending the 15th National Teaching Awards, dated 14 April 2015
29 Apr 2015 ATC150429: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Official Release of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Results for 2014, dated 14 April 2015
29 Apr 2015 ATC150429: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on oversight visits to KwaZulu-Natal Province, dated 14 April 2015
22 Oct 2014 ATC141028: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the performance of the Department of Basic Education for the 2013/14 financial year, dated 22 October 2014
21 Oct 2014 ATC141022: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Official Handover of the Lower Mpako Senior Primary School in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, dated 21 October 2014
10 Jul 2014 ATC140711: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Budget Vote 15: Basic Education, dated 10 July 2014.
11 Mar 2014 ATC140313: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visit to the Eastern Cape, dated 11 March 2014.
11 Mar 2014 ATC140328: Legacy Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2014), dated 11 March 2014.
11 Mar 2014 ATC130325: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visit to the Eastern Cape, dated 11 March 2014.
05 Nov 2013 ATC131105: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on its Study Tour to Botswana, dated 5 November 2013
29 Oct 2013 ATC131029: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visit to the Western Cape Education Department (WCED), dated 29 October 2013
22 Oct 2013 ATC131023: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the performance of the Department of Basic Education for the 2012/13 financial year, dated 22 October 2013.
30 Apr 2013 ATC130503: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Budget Vote 15: Basic Education, dated 30 April 2013
12 Mar 2013 ATC130319: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Official Release of the National Senior Certificate Results for 2012, dated 12 March 2013
12 Mar 2013 ATC130319: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on oversight visits to Limpopo, Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape Provinces, dated 12 March 2013
20 Nov 2012 ATC121121: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on its engagement with the Department of Basic Education in Cape Town, dated 20 November 2012
20 Nov 2012 ATC121122: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the attendance of the 2012 Umalusi Conference on Standards in Education and Training, dated 20 November 2012
20 Nov 2012 ATC121123: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an oversight visit to KwaZulu-Natal and Northern Cape Departments of Education, dated 20 November 2012
20 Nov 2012 ATC121123: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an Oversight Visit to Kuruman, Northern Cape, dated 20 November 2012
23 Oct 2012 ATC121024: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the performance of the Department of Basic Education for the 2011/12 financial year, dated 23 October 2012.
28 Aug 2012 ATC120904: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an Oversight visit to the Northern Areas, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, dated 28 August 2012
28 Aug 2012 ATC120903: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on an Oversight Visit to Polokwane, Limpopo Province, dated 28 August 2012
28 Aug 2012 ATC120903: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on a Joint Oversight Visit to Mthatha and Libode, Eastern Cape, dated 28 August 2012.
15 May 2012 ATC120515: Report: Budget Vote 15: Basic Education, dated 15 May 2012
15 May 2012 ATC120515: Report: Budget Vote 15: Basic Education, dated 15 May 2012
08 May 2012 ATC120508: Report Oversight Visit to the Ohlange Senior Secondary School, Inanda, Durban, dated 8 May 2012
07 Mar 2012 ATC120307: Report Oversight visits to the Eastern Cape, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, dated 6 March 2012
28 Feb 2012 ATC120228: Report Official Release of the National Senior Certificate Results for 2011, dated 28 February 2012
27 Feb 2012 ATC120227: Report Study tour to the Federal Republic of Germany on 02 – 09 December 2011, dated 22 February 2012
24 Feb 2012 ATC120224:Report on The Annual Performance Plan & Budget 2012/13
02 Sep 2011 ATC110902: Report on In-loco site visit to Hazeldene Primary School, Mitchell’s Plain
30 Aug 2011 ATC110830: Report on Engagement with the Department of Basic Education in Pretoria
24 Aug 2011 ATC110824: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill [B 36D – 2010 (Reprint)] (National Assembly – sec 76) dated 23 August 2011
14 Apr 2011 ATC110414: Repor on Public Hearings concerning Access & Delivery of Quality Education
12 Apr 2011 ATC110412: Report Budget Vote 15: Basic Education
14 Mar 2011 ATC110314: Report Petition on the Withdrawal of Subsidies to Six Eastern Cape Independent Schools, submitted in terms of Rule 312, dated 8 March 2011
08 Mar 2011 ATC110308: Report on Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill [B 36 – 2010]
08 Mar 2011 ATC110308: Report Oversight Visits to the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, dated 22 February 2011
08 Mar 2011 Report: In-loco sight visit to Schools of Skills in the Western Cape Province, dated 8 March 2011
16 Feb 2011 ATC110216: Report on Official Release of the National Senior Certificate Results for 2010
22 Nov 2010 ATC101122: Report on Oversight Visit to Mpumalanga Department of Education
19 Nov 2010 ATC101119: Report on Oversight Visits to Provincial Examination Centres
17 May 2010 ATC100517: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Budget Vote 14: Basic Education, dated 20 April 2010
17 Nov 2009 ATC091117: Report: Oversight Visit to Giyani, Limpopo Province
11 Nov 2009 ATC091111: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its Oversight visit to the University of Stellenbosch, dated 11 November 2009
11 Sep 2009 ATC090911: Report Engagement with the Department of Basic Education in Pretoria
08 Sep 2009 ATC090908: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education & Training on its Strategic Planning Workshop and the proposed 5 year programme
20 Aug 2009 ATC090820: Joint Report on Oversight visit to the (NSFAS)
26 Jun 2009 ATC090626: Joint report of the Portfolio Committees on Basic Education and Higher Education and Training on Budget Vote 13: Education, dated 26 June 2009
18 Nov 2008 ATC081118: Report on General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Amendment Bill
18 Nov 2008 ATC081118: Report on National Qualifications Framework Bill
17 Oct 2008 ATC081017: Report: Oversight Visit to Vaal University of Technology
27 Aug 2008 ATC080827: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education on its Strategic Workshop with the Department of Education on 9 – 11 March 2008 at Villa Via Hotel in Gordon’s Bay:
13 Aug 2008 ATC080813: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education on the Higher Education Amendment Bill [B 34 - 2008] (National Assembly - Section 75), dated 12 August 2008:
12 Aug 2008 ATC080812: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education on the General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Amendment Bill [B 35 - 2008] (National Assembly - Section 76), dated 12 August 2008:
12 Aug 2008 ATC080812: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education on the National Qualifications Framework Bill [B 33 - 2008] (National Assembly - Section 76), dated 12 August 2008
12 Aug 2008 ATC080812: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education on the Higher Education Amendment Bill [B 34 - 2008] (National Assembly - Section 75), dated 12 August 2008:
19 Jun 2008 ATC080619: Report Oversight Visit to Free State University
Report: Joint Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committees on Basic Education and Higher Education and Training
ATC210519: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Budget Vote: Basic Education, dated 18 May 2021
15 May 2022 Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill
07 Jun 2021 Draft Policy for the General Education Certificate (GEC)
11 Feb 2021 Admission Policy for Ordinary Schools
16 Nov 2020 Proposed 2022 School Calendar
19 Jul 2019 Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement for Grade R-12 for the subject Marine Science
15 Mar 2019 Proposed 2021 School Calendar
26 Feb 2018 Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy in Schools - draft National Policy
21 Nov 2017 Draft Policy on Home Education
13 Oct 2017 Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill
04 Sep 2017 Draft policy on the Quality Assurance of School Based Assessment (SBA) for Grade 10 – 12
08 Dec 2016 Policy on the Organisation, Roles and Responsibilities of Education Districts
20 May 2016 Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements for Languages at Second Additional Language level (Grades 1-3) - draft
02 Feb 2016 Proposed 2018 school calendar for public schools
10 Jun 2015 Proposed 2017 School Calendar
26 May 2015 Draft Amendment Regulations pertaining to the Conduct, Administration and Management of the Senior Certificate Examination
07 May 2015 Draft Department of Basic Education National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB, 2015
14 Apr 2015 Draft Language Policy of the Department of Basic Education
11 Aug 2014 The South African Standard for Principalship
11 Mar 2014 General Education and Training Certificate for Adults (GETCA) - draft
14 Nov 2013 Draft proposal document on the promotion and development of previous marginalised African Languages in South African Schools
16 Sep 2013 Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure: 2nd draft
08 Apr 2013 Comment: Public school infrastructure minimum norms and standards: Draft Regulations
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25 Apr 2022 NW1236 by Dr S S Thembekwayo - What steps will be taken by her department to...
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25 Apr 2022 NW1184 by Mrs L F Tito - (1) What are the reasons that her department...
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Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill 10 Jan 2022 B2-2022 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill 13 Oct 2017 X-2017
Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill 27 Oct 2010 B36-2010 Act commenced
General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Amendment Bill 09 Jul 2008 B35-2008 Act commenced
Higher Education Amendment Bill 09 Jun 2008 B34-2008 Act commenced
National Qualifications Framework Bill 09 Jun 2008 B33-2008 Act commenced
Education Laws Amendment Bill 20 Aug 2007 B33-2007 Act commenced
Further Education and Training Colleges Bill 16 Oct 2006 B23-2006 Act commenced
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2019 21 meetings 76%
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Email: lbrown@parliament.gov.za

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