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Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2013) dated 12 March 2014

Oversight responsibility of Higer Education and Training Portfolio Committee

The Higher Education and Training Portfolio Committee is responsible for the oversight of the Department of Higher Education and Training as well as the following statutory entities:

Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority
Banking Sector Education and Training Authority
Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority
Construction Education and Training Authority
Council on Higher Education
Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Education & Training Authority
Education, Training and Development Practices SETA
Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority
Fibre Processing Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority
Financial and Accounting Services SETA
Food and Beverages Manufacturing Industry
Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority
Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority
Local Government Education and Training Authority
Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority
Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector
Mining Qualifications Authority
National Skills Fund
National Student Financial Aid Scheme
Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority
Quality Council for Trades and Occupations
Safety and Security Education and Training Authority
Services Sector Education and Training Authority
South African Qualifications Authority
Transport Education and Training Authority
Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority

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.

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12 Sep 2018 NSFAS payment of student allowances; with Minister; NQF Amendment Bill: Department response to submissions
05 Sep 2018 National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill: public hearings
29 Aug 2018 SAQA on Post-School Education & Training implementation; National Qualifications Framework simplification; underfunding
22 Aug 2018 SETA new landscape; Post-School Education and Training National Plan; with Minister and Deputy Minister
16 Aug 2018 NSFAS progress report
15 Aug 2018 Community Education and Training update; Quarter 1 performance; High Level Panel recommendations: DHET briefing
14 Aug 2018 Gender-Based Violence & Gender Transformation at Higher Learning Institutions: CGE briefing
01 Aug 2018 National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill [B20-2018]: DHET briefing
30 May 2018 Student-centred fees model & outstanding allowances: progress report by NSFAS, DHET, USAf, SACPO, SAUS, SAFETSA; with Minister
23 May 2018 Higher Education & Training Quarter 4 performance; Certificate backlog: SITA & Umalusi progress report
09 May 2018 Higher Education Committee Reports
02 May 2018 Community Education and Training (CET) latest developments: Department briefing
25 Apr 2018 Transformation at Public Universities in South Africa: SAHRC Report
19 Apr 2018 SAQA & Quality Council for Trades and Occupations 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan
19 Apr 2018 Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) status report
18 Apr 2018 NSFAS & Council on Higher Education 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan
18 Apr 2018 Department 2018/19 Revised Strategic Plan & Annual Performance Plan; with Minister
09 May 2018 ATC180509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on Consideration of the Budget Vote 15: Higher Education and Training, dated 09 May 2018
09 May 2018 ATC180509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on Consideration of the Budget Vote 15: Higher Education and Training, with Reference to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas), the Council on Higher Education (Che), The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (Qcto) and the South African Qualifications Authority (Saqa), dated 09 May 2018
09 May 2018 ATC180509: Report of the Portfolio Committee On Higher Education and Training on Consideration of the Budget Vote 15: Higher Education and Training, dated 09 May 2018
09 May 2018 ATC180509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on Consideration of the Budget Vote 15; NSFAS; CHE; QCTO; SAQA, dated 09 May 2018
09 May 2018 ATC180509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its Oversight visit to the University Of Cape Town (Uct), dated 09 May 2018
09 May 2018 ATC180509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on The 2017/18 Third Quarter Report of the Department of Higher Education and Training, dated 09 May 2018
09 May 2018 ATC180509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the 2017/18 Second Quarter Report of the Department of Higher Education and Training, dated 09 May 2018
09 May 2018 ATC180509: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Strategic Plan 2015/16 – 2019/20 and Annual Performance Plan (App) 2017/18 of the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (Chieta), dated 09 May 2018
14 Mar 2018 ATC180314: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its oversight visit to Gauteng, dated 14 March 2018
14 Mar 2018 ATC180314: Report Of The Portfolio Committee On Higher Education And Training On Its Oversight Visit To The Eastern Cape, Dated 14 March 2018
14 Feb 2018 ATC180214: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Revised Addis Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees and Other Academic Qualifications in Higher Education in African States and the Explanatory Memorandum, tabled in terms of section 231(2) of the Constitution, 1996, dated 14 February 2018
01 Nov 2017 ATC171101: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Strategic Plan 2015/16 – 2019/20 and Annual Performance Plan 2017/18 of the Sector Education and Training Authorities (Setas), dated 01 November 2017
01 Nov 2017 ATC171101: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its oversight visit to the University of the Western Cape (Uwc) and National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas), Dated 01 November 2017
01 Nov 2017 ATC171101:Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its oversight visit to Gauteng, dated 01 November 2017
01 Nov 2017 ATC171101: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Fourth Quarter Report 2016/17 of the Department of Higher Education and Training, dated 01 November 2017
01 Nov 2017 ATC171101: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the 2017/18 First Quarter Report of the Department of Higher Education and Training, dated 01 November 2017
11 Oct 2017 ATC171011: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, dated 11 October 2017
31 May 2017 ATC170531: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its oversight visit to the Universities and TVET Colleges of Limpopo, dated 31 May 2017
31 May 2017 ATC170531: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Third Quarter Performance Report Of 2016/17 of the Department of Higher Education and Training, dated 31 May 2017
31 May 2017 ATC170531: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its Oversight visit to the Post-School Education and Training Institutions in Kwazulu-Natal, dated 31 May 2017
10 May 2017 ATC170510: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on consideration of the Budget Vote 15 Higher Education and Training, Dated 10 May 2017
26 Oct 2016 ATC161026: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, dated 26 October 2016
24 Aug 2016 ATC160824: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its Oversight visit to the Western Cape, dated 24 August 2016
24 Aug 2016 ATC160824: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its Oversight visit to Stellenbosch University (Su), dated 24 August 2016
24 Aug 2016 ATC160824: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its Oversight visit to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges in the Western Cape, dated 24 August 2016
24 Aug 2016 ATC160824: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Round-Table Discussion with Student Representative Councils (SRCS), dated 24 August 2016
24 Aug 2016 ATC160824: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the First Quarter Performance Report of 2015/16 of the Department of Higher Education and Training, dated 24 August 2016
24 Aug 2016 ATC160824: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Second and Third Quarter Performance Report of the Department of Higher Education and Training for the 2015/16 Financial Year, dated 24 August 2016
18 May 2016 ATC160518: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Higher Education Amendment Bill [B36 – 2015] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 18 May 2016
19 Apr 2016 ATC160419: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on Consideration of Budget Vote 15 Higher Education and Training, dated 19 April 2016
28 Oct 2015 ATC151028: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, dated 28 October 2015
19 Aug 2015 ATC150819: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the strategy plan 2015/16 - 2019/20 and Annual Performance Plan 2015/16 of the National Skills Fund (NSF) and Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority (ETDP SETA), Dated 12 August 2015
18 Aug 2015 ATC150818: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the strategy plan 2015/16 - 2019/20 and Annual Performance Plan 2015/16 of the National Skills Fund (NSF) and Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority (ETDP SETA), Dated and
23 Jun 2015 ATC150623: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Strategic Plan 2015/16 – 2019/20 And Annual Performance Plan 2015/16 of Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (Cathsseta) and Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (Sasseta), dated 17 June 2015
23 Jun 2015 ATC150623: Report of the Portfolio Committee On Higher Education and Training on the Strategic Plan 2015/16 – 2019/20 and Annual Performance Plan 2015/16 of Themining Qualifications Authority (Mqa) and Transport Education and Training Authority (Teta), dated 17 June 2015
23 Jun 2015 ATC150623: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its oversight visit to Mpumalanga and Gauteng, dated 17 June 2015
23 Jun 2015 ATC150623: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its oversight visit to the Northern Cape, dated 25 February 2015
23 Jun 2015 ATC150623 : Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Annual Report 2013/14 of the safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (Sasseta) and Public Service Education and Training Authority (Pseta),dated 17 June 2015
22 Jun 2015 ATC150622: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Annual Report 2013/14 of the National Skills Fund (NSF) And National Skills Authority (NSA), dated 17 June 2015
07 May 2015 ATC150508: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on consideration of Budget Vote 15: Higher Education and Training, dated 7 May 2015
22 Oct 2014 ATC141024: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its Oversight Visit to the National Student Financial Aid Offices (NSFAS) in Wynberg Dated, 22 October 2014
22 Oct 2014 ATC141024: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its Oversight Visit to North West University and Vuselela Technical and Vocational Education and Training College Dated, 22 October 2014
22 Oct 2014 ATC141027: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Performance of the Department of Higher Education And Training and its Entities for the 2013/14 Financial Year, dated 22 October 2014
09 Jul 2014 ACT140711: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on Budget Vote 17 and 2014/15 Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Higher Education and Training, National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) and Council on Higher Education (CHE), dated 09 July 2014
12 Mar 2014 ATC140319: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its activities undertaken during the 4th Parliament (May 2009 – March 2013) dated 12 March 2014
07 Feb 2014 ATC140319: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its Oversight visit to the Western Cape and Eastern Cape On 04 – 07 February 2014 dated 12 March 2014
22 Oct 2013 ATC131022: The Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training dated October 2013, dated 22 October 2013
17 Oct 2013 ATC131017: Report of the Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests
27 Sep 2013 ATC131017: This report replaces that Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its Oversight Visit to the University of Cape Town (UCT), dated 11 September which appeared on page 3621 of the ATC published on 27 September 2013:
27 Sep 2013 ATC130927: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its Oversight Visit to the University of Cape Town (UCT), dated 11 September
18 Sep 2013 ATC131028: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its Oversight Visit to KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng on 15 – 18 September 2013, dated 23 October 2013
11 Sep 2013 ATC130927: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its oversight visit to Limpopo and Mpumalanga, dated 11 September 2013
11 Sep 2013 ATC130927: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Strategic and Annual Performance Plan 2013/14 of the quality council for trade and occupations (QCTO) and National Skills Fund (NSF), Dated 11 September 2013
11 Sep 2013 ATC130927: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Strategic and Annual Performance plan 2013/14 of the mining qualifications authority and manufacturing engineering and other related services SETA, dated 11 September 2013
19 Jun 2013 ATC130627: Report of the Portfolio Committee On Higher Education and Training on the Strategic and Annual Performance Plans 2013/14 Of The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and Council On Higher Education (CHE), dated 19 June 2013
19 Jun 2013 ATC130627: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Strategic and Annual Performance Plan 2013/14 of the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) and Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA), dated 19 June 2013
22 May 2013 ATC130531: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Strategic and Annual Performance Plan 2013/14 of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) dated 22 May 2013
30 Apr 2013 ATC130502: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Annual Performance Plan and Budget 2013/14 of the Department of Higher Education and Training, dated 30 April 2013
22 Mar 2013 ATC130328: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Strategic Planning Session with the Department of Higher Education and Training and Other Stakeholders, dated 22 March 2013
20 Mar 2013 ATC130328: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its Oversight visit to the Northern Cape Urban Fet College, National Institute for Higher Education, North West University and Orbit Fet College, dated 20 March 2013
20 Mar 2013 ATC130328: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its site visit to the Stellenbosch University (Tygerberg Campus) Stag Student Lodge, dated 20 March 2013
24 Oct 2012 ATC121024: Report of the Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests
24 Oct 2012 ATC121025: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Higher Education and Training Laws Amendment Bill [B23 – 2012] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 24 October 2012:
17 Oct 2012 ATC121023: The Budgetary Review Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the performance of the Department of Higher Education and Training for the 2010/11 financial year dated 17 October 2012
17 Oct 2012 ATC121024: The Budgetary Review Recommendation Report (BRRR) of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the performance of the Department of Higher Education and Training for the 2011/12 financial year dated 17 October 2012
19 Sep 2012 ATC120919: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Further Education and Training Colleges Amendment Bill [B 24 – 2012] (National Assembly – sec 76), dated 19 September 2012:
12 Sep 2012 ATC120918: Interim report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Higher Education and Training Laws Amendment Bill [B 23-2012] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 12 September 2012
22 Aug 2012 ATC120904: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its Oversight visit to Walter Sisulu University, University of Fort Hare, Buffalo City FET College, Lovedale FET College and Port Elizabeth FET College dated 22 August 2012
30 May 2012 ATC120530: Report: Seminar with Higher Education South Africa (Hesa) dated 30 May 2012
30 May 2012 ATC120530: Report Budget & Strategic Plans 2012/13 of the Services Sector Education & Training Authority & Energy & Water Sector Education & Training Authority dated 30 May 2012
16 May 2012 ATC120516: Report Budget & Strategic Plans 2012/13 of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) dated 16 May 2012
09 May 2012 ATC120509: Oversight Visit to the University of Zululand, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Umfolozi Fet College, Umgungundlovu Fet College, Central Applications Office, Thekwini Fet College & Mangosuthu University of Technology from 24 – 27 January 2012, dated 09 May 2012
09 May 2012 ATC120509: Report Budget & Strategic Plans 2012/13 of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) & Council on Higher Education (Che) dated 09 May 2012
20 Apr 2012 ATC120420: Report on The Annual Performance Plan & Budget 2012/13
06 Mar 2012 Report: Oversight visits to the Eastern Cape, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, dated 6 March 2012
22 Feb 2012 ATC120222: Report Study tour to the Federal Republic of Germany on 02 – 09 December 2011, dated 22 February 2012
22 Feb 2012 ATC120222: Report Meeting with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology dated 22 February 2012
13 Sep 2011 ATC110913: Report on Further Education and Training Colleges Amendment Bill [B13 – 2011]
13 Sep 2011 ATC110913: Report Higher Education Laws Amendment Bill [B14 – 2011]
25 Aug 2011 ATC110825: Report Investigation into the allegations against Ms Yolanda Botha Member of the National Assembly, published in the Mail and Guardian of February 11 to 17, 2011
17 Aug 2011 ATC110817: Report Oversight Visit to University of Limpopo & Indlela
17 Aug 2011 ATC110817: Report Budget & Strategic Plans 2011/12 of Safety & Security SETA, Construction SETA & Fibre Processing & Manufacturing SETA
25 May 2011 ATC110525: Report Budget & Strategic Plans 2011/12 of Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET), South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), Council on Higher Education (CHE) & National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)
12 Apr 2011 ATC110412: Report Public Hearings concerning Access & Delivery of Quality Education
08 Mar 2011 ATC110308: Report In-loco sight visit to Schools of Skills in the Western Cape Province, dated 8 March 2011
02 Mar 2011 ATC110302: Annual Report Operation & Effectiveness of the Code
22 Feb 2011 ATC110222: Report Oversight Visits to the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, dated 22 February 2011
08 Feb 2011 ATC110208: Report Annual Report 2009/10 Of Mining Qualifications Authority And Information Systems, Electronics And Telecommunications Technologies Sector Education And Training Authority, Dated 8 February 2011
08 Feb 2011 ATC110208: Report Annual Report 2009/10 of Mining Qualifications Authority and Information Systems, Electronics and Telecommunications Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority, dated 8 February 2011
08 Feb 2011 ATC110208: Report Annual Report 2009/10 of Tourism Hospitality & Sport Education and Training Authority (Theta) & Clothing, Textile, Footwear & Leather (CTFL) Sector Education and Training Authority, dated 8 February 2011
17 Nov 2010 ATC101117: Report Further Education and Training (FET) Summit
02 Jun 2010 ATC100602: Report Oversight Visit to University of Zululand (UZ), the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and the University of the Free State (UFS)
17 Mar 2010 ATC100317: Report Budget Vote 16: Higher Education and Training
11 Nov 2009 ATC091111: Report Oversight Visit to Giyani, Limpopo Province
11 Nov 2009 ATC091111: Report Oversight Visit to the University of Stellenbosch
11 Sep 2009 ATC090911: Report Engagement with the Department of Basic Education in Pretoria
08 Sep 2009 ATC090908: Report Strategic Planning Workshop & proposed 5 year programme
18 Aug 2009 ATC090818: Joint Report Oversight visit to the (NSFAS)
26 Jun 2009 ATC090626: Joint Report Budget Vote 13
18 Nov 2008 ATC081118: Report on National Qualifications Framework Bill
13 Nov 2008 ATC091113: Report on Findings of Auditor-General on Audit of Disclosure of Interest by Members
13 Nov 2008 ATC081113: Report on Complaint against Minister BMN Balfour
12 Aug 2008 ATC080812: Report on Higher Education Amendment Bill
12 Aug 2008 ATC080812: Report National Qualifications Framework Bill
12 Aug 2008 ATC080812: Report General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Amendment Bill
12 Aug 2008 ATC080812: Report on Higher Education Amendment Bill
19 Jun 2008 ATC080619: Report Oversight Visit to Free State University
18 May 2008 ATC080518: Report on Oversight Visit to Vaal University of Technology
11 Mar 2008 ATC080311: Report on Strategic Workshop
Report: Joint Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committees on Basic Education and Higher Education and Training
Report: Education Laws Amendment Bill [B24 – 2010], Skills Development Levies Amendment Bill [B25 – 2010] and Higher Education and Training Laws Amendment Bill [B26 - 2010]
Report: Complaint against Ms Y Botha
Report: Auditor‑General’s report on the alleged non-disclosure of members’ interests
Report: General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Amendment Bill
17 Aug 2018 National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill [B 20 - 2018]
26 Sep 2017 Draft Community Education and Training Colleges Annual Reporting National Policy
25 Apr 2017 Proposed Occupational Qualifications for Registration on the Qualifications- Sub Framework for Trades and Occupations
21 Apr 2017 Report of the Ministerial Task Team to develop a support and funding model for poor and “missing middle” students
12 Apr 2017 Open Learning Policy Framework for South African Post-School Education and Training
31 Mar 2017 Workplace Based Learning Programmes Agreement Regulations
22 Nov 2016 National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill, 2016 - draft
10 May 2016 Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training: Fees Commission.
31 Mar 2016 Draft Articulation Policy
29 Jan 2016 Higher Education Amendment Bill [B36 – 2015]
12 Nov 2015 New National Skills Development Strategy
23 Oct 2015 Draft Policy on Artisan Recognition of Prior Learning
07 Jul 2015 Draft Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy
15 Apr 2015 National Qualifications Act: Guidelines for good practice for learning that does not lead to qualification or part qualification: Draft
27 Mar 2015 Draft Policy and Criteria for Evaluating Foreign Qualifications within the South African NQF
10 Mar 2015 Draft Curriculum Statements for the National Senior Certificate for Adults
13 Feb 2015 Draft National Register of Artisans Regulations
22 Sep 2014 Policy Framework on Differentiation in the South African Post-School System: Draft
08 Sep 2014 Funding FET Colleges - National Norms & Standards: draft amendments
22 Aug 2014 Draft Social Inclusion Policy Framework for public higher education & training institutions
08 Jul 2014 Draft National Policy on Community Colleges.
07 Jul 2014 Postschool Education & Training Articulation Policy
21 Jun 2013 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Strategy: Deadline 22 July
16 Apr 2013 Comment: Student Housing at Public Universities & Minimum Norms and Standard Applicable - Draft Policy
08 Apr 2013 Comments: Higher Education Act – Reporting by Public Higher Education Institutions
08 Apr 2013 Comment: Recognition of Prior Learning: Draft Policy and Criteria
08 Apr 2013 Comment: Measurement of Research Output of Public Higher Education Institutions
11 Sep 2018 NW2466 by Ms N Nolutshungu - What number of rape incidents took place at each ...
11 Sep 2018 NW2419 by Ms H S Boshoff - What programmes for the Continuous Professional ...
11 Sep 2018 NW2384 by Mr W M Madisha - What (a) were the (i) circumstances and (ii) ...
11 Sep 2018 NW2379 by Ms N Nolutshungu - Whether she intends to support a presidential ...
11 Sep 2018 NW2410 by Prof B Bozzoli - (1)Has the University of Cape Town (UCT) begun to ...
10 Sep 2018 NW2317 by Ms N Nolutshungu - (1)(a) What number of labour disputes are ...
10 Sep 2018 NW2368 by Ms C C September - In view of the Centres of Specialisation Artisan ...
10 Sep 2018 NW2370 by Ms S Mchunu - In view of the recent 6th BRICS Education ...
10 Sep 2018 NW2369 by Mr R T Mavunda - With reference to the 23 member Recognition of ...
10 Sep 2018 NW2367 by Mr M J Wolmarans - With reference to the SA Human Rights Commission ...
07 Aug 2018 NW1750 by Prof B Bozzoli - (a) What is the total number of (i) universities ...
07 Aug 2018 NW2070 by Prof B Bozzoli - What (a) was the total monetary value of the ...
11 Jul 2018 NW1919 by Ms N Nolutshungu - (1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of ...
11 Jul 2018 NW2065 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)How do the (a) salary bands, (b) conditions of ...
10 Jul 2018 NW2184 by Ms D Carter - With reference to the Finance and Accounting ...
03 Jul 2018 NW1703 by Ms N Nolutshungu - (1)(a) What total amount of land owned by her ...
03 Jul 2018 NW1651 by Mr P van Dalen - (a) What number of cases relating to the ...
29 Jun 2018 NW1961 by Prof B Bozzoli - (a) What is the status of her department’s court ...
29 Jun 2018 NW1904 by Adv A de W Alberts - (1)Whether all members of the senior management ...
29 Jun 2018 NW2020 by Mr T W Mhlongo - (1)What are the details of the (a) number of ...
29 Jun 2018 NW1751 by Prof B Bozzoli - With regard to the policy on the Minimum Norms ...
26 Jun 2018 NW1745 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)With reference to each public technical and ...
26 Jun 2018 NW1744 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - What number of apprentices in each trade at each ...
26 Jun 2018 NW1868 by Mr S Esau - (1)What (a) is the total number of incidents of ...
26 Jun 2018 NW1820 by Mr S Esau - (1)Whether (a) her spouse and/or (b) an adult ...
14 Jun 2018 NW1365 by Ms N Nolutshungu - (1)(a) What is the total number of instances of ...
11 Jun 2018 NW1585 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)What (a) steps has her department taken to ...
11 Jun 2018 NW1419 by Prof B Bozzoli - (1)With regard to reports of unpaid National ...
04 Jun 2018 NW1418 by Prof B Bozzoli - (1)What conditions have been placed on the ...
04 Jun 2018 NW1126 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)What are the reason(s) for the significant ...
04 Jun 2018 NW1318 by Prof B Bozzoli - (1)What are the criteria followed in allocating ...
04 Jun 2018 NW1362 by Prof B Bozzoli - (1)Whether there is a maintenance plan for staff ...
04 Jun 2018 NW1469 by Ms N I Tarabella Marchesi - (1)Whether, with reference to the reply of the ...
04 Jun 2018 NW1319 by Prof B Bozzoli - (1)What total number of properties that are used ...
30 May 2018 NW1228 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)What progress has been achieved by the Quality ...
28 May 2018 NW1343 by Ms S V Kalyan - Whether the request of the Centre for Fine Arts, ...
28 May 2018 NW1409 by Adv A de W Alberts - (1)Whether her department intends to adjust the ...
24 May 2018 NW1226 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)What (a) are the reasons that certain trades ...
24 May 2018 NW1125 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - With reference to each community education and ...
24 May 2018 NW1229 by Ms H Bucwa - (1)What is the future of the National Certificate ...
24 May 2018 NW1227 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)What is the age analysis of the current debt ...
24 May 2018 NW1094 by Ms N Nolutshungu - What (a) number of consulting firms or companies ...
07 May 2018 NW1127 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - Whether her department and/or the National ...
07 May 2018 NW983 by Ms E R Wilson - How much land does (a) her department and (b) the ...
07 May 2018 NW1021 by Ms N Nolutshungu - (a) What number of institutions of higher ...
25 Apr 2018 NW355 by Ms S V Kalyan - (a) What is the total amount that was (i) ...
20 Apr 2018 NW429 by Ms H Bucwa - (1)What are the criteria followed in allocating ...
11 Apr 2018 NW861 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)What were the details of the decisions by the ...
11 Apr 2018 NW801 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)What is the total number of learners who (a) ...
11 Apr 2018 NW496 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)For each of the bids that closed on 17 June ...

All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill 12 Jun 2018 B20-2018 Under consideration by the National Assembly.
Higher Education Amendment Bill 13 Nov 2015 B36-2015 Act commenced
Higher Education and Training Laws Amendment Bill 12 Jun 2012 B23-2012 Act commenced
Skills Development Amendment Bill 10 Oct 2011 B16-2011 Act commenced
Further Education and Training Colleges Amendment Bill 27 Jul 2011 B13-2011 Act commenced
Higher Education Laws Amendment Bill 27 Jul 2011 B14-2011 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
Further Education and Training Colleges Amendment Bill B24-2012 Act commenced
2018 22 meetings Attendance rate 87%
2017 28 meetings 74%
2016 29 meetings 70%
2015 26 meetings 65%
2014 15 meetings 75%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretary of Committee:

Anele Kabingesi

Tel: 021 403 3760

Cell: 083 412 1585

Email: akabingesi@parliament.gov.za

Secretary To Chairperson:

Nomsa Magazi

Tel: 021 403 2978

Email: ncmagazi@parliament.gov.za

Cell: 083 709 8473


 

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