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Oversight responsibility of Higher Education, Science and Technology Portfolio Committee

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

AgriSeta
CATHSSETA
CETA
Council on Higher Education
EWSETA
CHIETA
ETDP Seta
Food Bev Seta
HW Seta
INSETA
LGSETA
National Science Foundation
Mining Qualifications Authority

PSETA

Academy of Science SA (ASSAF)

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Human Science Research Council (HSRC)

National Advisory Council on Innovation

National Research Foundation (NRF)

SA Council for Natural Scientific Professions

SA National Space Agency

Technology Innovation Agency

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

Functions

A portfolio committee must:

  • deal with Bills and other matters falling within its portfolio as are referred to in terms of the Constitution, legislation, National Assembly Rules, the Joint Rules or by resolution of the Assembly
  • must maintain oversight of-
    • the exercise within its portfolio of national executive authority, including the implementation of legislation,
    • any executive organ of state falling within its portfolio
    • any constitutional institution falling within its portfolio, and
    • any other body or institution in respect of which oversight was assigned to it
  • may monitor, investigate, enquire into and make recommendations concerning any such executive organ of state, constitutional institution or other body or institution, including the legislative programme, budget, rationalisation, restructuring, functioning, organisation, structure, staff and policies of such organ of state, institution or other body or institution
  • may consult and liaise with any executive organ of state or constitution institution, and
  • must perform any other functions, tasks or duties assigned to it in terms of the Constitution, legislation, these rules, the Joint Rules or resolutions of the Assembly, including functions, tasks and duties concerning parliamentary oversight or supervision of such executive organs of state, constitutional institutions or other bodies or institutions


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, 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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05 Jul 2019 Department of Science and Technology& DHET Budget: Committee Reports
03 Jul 2019 Higher Education, Science and Technology 2019/20 Annual Performance Plans, with Minister
02 Jul 2019 Election of Chairperson
13 Mar 2019 Higher Education and Training Portfolio Committee Legacy Report
27 Feb 2019 Committee Oversight Report
13 Feb 2019 Current Impasse at Higher Education Institutions: stakeholder input; Tshwane South College Public Protector Report; with Minister
05 Jul 2019 ATC190705: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology on Budget Vote 30: Science and Technology (2019/20), dated 5 July 2019.
20 Mar 2019 ATC190320: Legacy Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its activities during the 5th Parliament (May 2014 – March 2019)
27 Feb 2019 ATC190227: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its oversight visit to the Northern Cape and the Free State on 28 January -01 February 2019, dated 27 February 2019
15 Nov 2018 ATC181115: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill [B 20 – 2018] (National Assembly – sec 75), dated 15 November 2018
31 Oct 2018 ATC181031: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its meetings with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme And Stakeholders, dated 31 October 2018
31 Oct 2018 ATC181031: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on its oversight visit to the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Cput), dated 31 October 2018
31 Oct 2018 ATC181031:Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) Report on Gender Transformation in Tertiary Institutions Hearing2017/18, Dated 31 October 2018
31 Oct 2018 ATC181031: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on The 2018/19 First Quarter Report of the Department of Higher Education and Training, dated 31 October 2018
17 Oct 2018 ATC181017: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, dated 17 October 2018
17 Oct 2018 ATC181017: BRR Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, with Reference to the(NSFAS), the (CHE), the (SAGA) and the (QCTO), dated 17 October 2018
17 Oct 2018 ATC181017: Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, dated 17 October 2018
17 Oct 2018 ATC181017: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, with Reference to the (NSFAS), the (CHE), The (SAQA) and the (QCTO), dated 17 October 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 the 2017/18 First Quarter Report 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 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 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 its oversight visit to Gauteng, 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 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
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 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 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 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 its Oversight visit to Stellenbosch University (Su), 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 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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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 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
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:
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 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
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
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 Meeting with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology dated 22 February 2012
22 Feb 2012 ATC120222: Report Study tour to the Federal Republic of Germany on 02 – 09 December 2011, 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 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
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: Auditor‑General’s report on the alleged non-disclosure of members’ interests
Report: Complaint against Ms Y Botha
Report: General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Amendment Bill
18 Apr 2019 Central Application Service Draft Bill, 2019
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
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07 Mar 2019 NW397 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)(a) What measures are being applied to ...
07 Mar 2019 NW345 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - With reference to each technical vocational and ...
07 Mar 2019 NW344 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)With reference to her reply to question 3389 ...
05 Mar 2019 NW255 by Ms N Nolutshungu - What number of new rooms for accommodation were ...
27 Feb 2019 NW175 by Prof B Bozzoli - (1)With reference to the reply to question 647 on ...
27 Feb 2019 NW251 by Ms N Nolutshungu - What is the projected number of teachers that ...
27 Feb 2019 NW266 by Mr N S Matiase - What number of (a) tender briefings were held in ...
21 Feb 2019 NW76 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - What is the current backlog of (a) ...
19 Feb 2019 NW77 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)Whether, with reference to her reply to ...
19 Feb 2019 NW75 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)With reference to her reply to question 297 ...
19 Dec 2018 NW3679 by Ms L Mathys (EFF) to ask the Minister of Higher Education and Training - (a) What number of institutions of technical and ...
19 Dec 2018 NW3692 by Ms L Mathys - (a) What number of institutions of technical and ...
14 Dec 2018 NW3269 by Ms N Nolutshungu - Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities ...
14 Dec 2018 NW3663 by Ms Y N Yako - What number of (a) nurses, (b) doctors, (c) ...
14 Dec 2018 NW3515 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)What is the reason that public technical and ...
12 Dec 2018 NW3662 by Ms M S Khawula - What number of (a) plumbers, (b) electricians, ...
12 Dec 2018 NW3506 by Ms N P Sonti - What (a) number of institutions of higher ...
12 Dec 2018 NW3370 by Ms N Nolutshungu - With reference to her reply to question 2607 on ...
12 Dec 2018 NW3694 by Mr N S Matiase - What (a) will be the capacity of each faculty at ...
12 Dec 2018 NW3654 by Ms N Nolutshungu - (1)Whether all educators at the Sharp Edge ...
12 Dec 2018 NW3664 by Ms N K F Hlonyana - What number of (a) programmers and (b) engineers ...
12 Dec 2018 NW3690 by Ms Y N Yako - (1)(a) What is the total number of cases of ...
12 Dec 2018 NW3647 by Ms N Nolutshungu - (1)Whether there have been any instances in the ...
05 Dec 2018 NW3390 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)According to the database of the records of ...
05 Dec 2018 NW3516 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)Whether she has found that the public ...
05 Dec 2018 NW3503 by Ms N Nolutshungu - With reference to the reply to question 2933 on 7 ...
05 Dec 2018 NW3389 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)Whether the policy on staffing norms for ...
05 Dec 2018 NW3323 by Ms N Nolutshungu - (1)(a) On what date was the information ...
05 Dec 2018 NW3159 by Ms N Nolutshungu - What number of new students will each institution ...
05 Dec 2018 NW3066 by Prof B Bozzoli - (1)What (a) is the total budget allocated by each ...
29 Nov 2018 NW3468 by Mr RT Mavunda - In view of the Maruleng Municipality in Limpopo ...
22 Nov 2018 NW3160 by Ms N Nolutshungu - What was the (a) total number of students, (b) ...

All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill 12 Jun 2018 B20-2018 Approved by Parliament. Waiting to be signed into law.
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
2019 2 meetings Attendance rate 100%
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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