Higher Education, Science and Technology

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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:

Agriculture Sector Education and Training Authority

Banking Sector Education and Training Authority

Construction Sector Education and Training Authority

Council on Higher Education

Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority

Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority

Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority 

Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority

Fibre, Processing and Manufacturing Sector education and Training Authority

Financial and Accounting Services Sector Education and Training Authority

Food and Beverages Sector Education and Training Authority

Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority

Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority

Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority

Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority

Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority

Mining Qualifications Authority

National Skills Fund

National Student Financial Aid Scheme

Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority

Quality Council for Trades and Occupation

Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority

Services Sector Education and Training Authority

SA Qualifications Authority

Transport Education and Training Authority

Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority

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 National Space Agency

Technology Innovation Agency

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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26 May 2020 S-SETA, W- SETA and C- SETA on governance and management issues: Follow-up briefing
22 May 2020 MER SETA, MICT SETA, ETDP, QCTO & National Skills Fund 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans; with Deputy Minister
20 May 2020 NSFAS, CHE & SAQA 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans
19 May 2020 NRF, SANSA, ASSAf & TIA 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans
15 May 2020 Department of Science and Innovation 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan, with Minister and Deputy
14 May 2020 Minister on plans to save 2020 academic year; DHET 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan
11 May 2020 NSFAS, CHE & SAQA 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans; with Deputy Minister
21 Apr 2020 COVID-19 Response: University & TVET plans for 2020 academic year; DSI work on COVID-19; with Minister
17 Mar 2020 CPUT shutdown
11 Mar 2020 State of Affairs at TVET colleges: Tshwane North Technical; Gert Sibande & Central Johannesburg
10 Mar 2020 Technology Innovation Agency on challenges, innovation & SMME support: follow-up briefing
03 Mar 2020 UKZN, UWC & UFH on their state of affairs; NSFAS on disbursement of funding and allowances to students at UKZN, UWC and UFH
26 Feb 2020 Science and Innovation for Energy Security
25 Feb 2020 Community Education and Training (CET) colleges update
19 Feb 2020 Indigenous Knowledge Systems & IKS legislation overview
18 Feb 2020 Certificate backlog: SITA, DHET, Umalusi; with Deputy Minister
11 Feb 2020 Student Housing Infrastructure Programme (SHIP); with Minister
05 Dec 2019 ATC191205:Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology on the Colloquium on Funding of the Post-School Education and Training Sector, dated 3 December 2019
05 Dec 2019 ATC191205; Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology on the Agreement between the Republic of South Africa and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) on the establishment of an International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Component in the Republic of South Africa, dated 3 December 201
05 Dec 2019 ATC191205: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology on the 2019/20 First Quarter Financial and Service Delivery Performance Report of the Department of Higher Education and Training, dated 3 December 2019
05 Dec 2019 ATC191205: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology on the Consideration of the 2018/19 Annual Reports of the National Skills Fund (NSF) and the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA), dated 3 December 2019
05 Dec 2019 ATC191205: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology on the Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill [B 42B – 2018], dated 3 December 2019:
05 Dec 2019 ATC191205: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology on the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) 2018/19 Financial and Service Delivery Performance, dated 3 December 2019
05 Dec 2019 ATC191205: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology on the Agreement between the Republic of South Africa and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) on the establishment of an International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Component in the Republic of South Africa, dated 3 December 2019
29 Oct 2019 ATC191029: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology on the performance of the Department of Science and Technology for the 2018/19 financial year, dated 29 October 2019
29 Oct 2019 ATC191029: Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology on the 2018/19 Annual Report of the Department of Higher Education and Training and Entities, dated 29 October 2019
08 Oct 2019 ATC191008: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology on the Convention establishing the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Observatory, dated 8 October 2019
08 Jul 2019 ATC190708: Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology on Consideration of the Budget Vote 15: Higher Education and Training, Dated 05 July 2019
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 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 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 2018/19 First Quarter Report of the Department of Higher Education and Training, dated 31 October 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
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
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 Recommendations Report of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, 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, 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: 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; NSFAS; CHE; QCTO; SAQA, 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
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 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
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 Gauteng, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges in the Western Cape, 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 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 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 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
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 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 North West University and Vuselela Technical and Vocational Education and Training College 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 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 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
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
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 Budget & Strategic Plans 2011/12 of Safety & Security SETA, Construction SETA & Fibre Processing & Manufacturing SETA
17 Aug 2011 ATC110817: Report Oversight Visit to University of Limpopo & Indlela
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 the University of Stellenbosch
11 Nov 2009 ATC091111: Report Oversight Visit to Giyani, Limpopo Province
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 General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Amendment Bill
12 Aug 2008 ATC080812: Report on Higher Education Amendment Bill
12 Aug 2008 ATC080812: Report National Qualifications Framework 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: General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Amendment Bill
Report: Complaint against Ms Y Botha
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: Joint Budgetary Review and Recommendation Report of the Portfolio Committees on Basic Education and Higher Education and Training
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
28 May 2020 NW968 by Prof B Bozzoli - (a) By what date will the Council on Higher...
28 May 2020 NW871 by Mr L J Basson - (1)Whether his department will offer any form...
27 Apr 2020 NW526 by Mr B B Nodada - What (a) number of students were enrolled at...
27 Apr 2020 NW550 by Dr L A Schreiber - Given that the University of Cape Town,...
06 Apr 2020 NW474 by Mr B BNodada - (1)What number of students in each faculty of...
06 Apr 2020 NW475 by Mr B BNodada - (1)What number of students who were supported...
23 Mar 2020 NW396 by Mr B BNodada - With reference to his declaration that he will...
13 Mar 2020 NW223 by Dr SS Thembekwayo - Whether any students are prevented from...
03 Mar 2020 NW109 by Mr M G E Hendricks - (1)With reference to the two High Court cases...
03 Mar 2020 NW116 by Mr A M Shaik Emam - In light of the briefing session he held in...
12 Dec 2019 NW1675 by Ms H S Winkler - What (a) amount does the National Student...
11 Dec 2019 NW1675 by INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 31 OF 2019Ms H S Winkler - What (a) amount does the National Student...
11 Dec 2019 NW1656 by Ms C V King - What (a) amount was budgeted for the Ibika...
27 Nov 2019 NW1525 by Ms E R J Spies - (1)(a) Why has the content in textbooks and...
27 Nov 2019 NW1560 by Dr M M Gondwe - What number of research projects related to...
22 Nov 2019 NW1493 by Mr P P Keetse - In view of the fact that more than 400...
15 Nov 2019 NW1364 by Mr C Brink - Whether his department did business with...
08 Nov 2019 NW1217 by Mrs G Opperman - (a) Why have the adult basic education and...
25 Oct 2019 NW1064 by Dr W J Boshoff - 1. Whether he has been informed that the...
25 Oct 2019 NW1167 by Mr L J Basson - Whether his department incurred any costs...
25 Oct 2019 NW1065 by Dr W J Boshoff - (1) Whether he received an invitation from the...
09 Oct 2019 NW977 by Dr W J Boshoff - (1) Whether it is Government’s policy to...
19 Sep 2019 NW762 by Ms N T Mkhatshwa - (1)Whether there has been any substantive...
19 Sep 2019 NW763 by Ms N T Mkhatshwa - What legal interventions have been made in the...
06 Sep 2019 NW590 by Mr P P Keetse - What number of (a) nurses, (b) doctors and (c)...
06 Sep 2019 NW592 by Mr P P Keetse - What number of (a) plumbers, (b) electricians,...
05 Sep 2019 NW593 by Mr V Pambo - What number of students graduated with a...
04 Sep 2019 NW466 by Prof B Bozzoli - (1)What amount did each sector education and...
04 Sep 2019 NW591 by Mr P P Keetse - What number of (a) engineers and (b)...
04 Sep 2019 NW467 by Prof B Bozzoli - (1)Why did the National Student Financial Aid...
04 Sep 2019 NW594 by Ms N N Chirwa - (a) What number of patents were filed in the...
13 Aug 2019 NW346 by Dr W J Boshoff - (1)Whether his department has any plans in...
13 Aug 2019 NW361 by Mr M Chetty - What (a) number of official international...
30 Jul 2019 NW276 by Mr I S Seitlholo - What (a) total amount was budgeted for his...
23 Jul 2019 NW200 by DR WJ BOSCHOFF - Whether he has been informed of the...
23 Jul 2019 NW199 by Dr W J Boshoff - (1)Whether his department can extend the same...
23 Jul 2019 NW202 by Mr S L Ngcobo - What is the total (a) number of government...
17 Jul 2019 NW151 by Mr S L Ngcobo - (1)Whether his department has plans in place...
04 Jul 2019 NW3 by Mr N Singh - Whether he is aware of the current situation...
04 Jul 2019 NW64 by Mr P P Keetse - What is the total number of new students who...
04 Jul 2019 NW62 by Mrs C C S Motsepe - What number of payments from the National...
04 Jul 2019 NW63 by Mr PP Keetse - What is the total number of nurses who are...
18 Apr 2019 NW423 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)With reference to her media statement...
18 Apr 2019 NW770 by Mr A P van der Westhuizen - (1)What number of meetings has the National...
18 Apr 2019 NW748 by Mr N S Matiase - What number of counsellors are employed at...
18 Apr 2019 NW745 by Mrs E N Ntlangwini - What number of students (a) applied for...
18 Apr 2019 NW661 by Mr M G P Lekota - What (a) is the extent of fraud and corruption...
18 Apr 2019 NW652 by Ms N Nolutshungu - What (a) number of (i) undergraduate and (ii)...
11 Apr 2019 NW738 by Ms N V Mente - What was the total number of graduates for...
29 Mar 2019 NW176 by Prof B Bozzoli - (1)(a) Which public technical and vocational...

All questions to the Minister

Bill name Date introduced Number Status
Science and Technology Laws Amendment Bill 01 Nov 2018 B42-2018 Under consideration by the National Council of Provinces.
National Qualifications Framework Amendment Bill 12 Jun 2018 B20-2018 The bill has been signed into law.
Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Systems 12 Apr 2016 B6-2016 The bill has been signed into law.
Higher Education Amendment Bill 13 Nov 2015 B36-2015 Act commenced
Further Education and Training Colleges Amendment Bill 12 Jun 2012 B24-2012 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
2020 17 meetings Attendance rate 80%
2019 30 meetings 81%
Detailed attendance data by committee and MP

Contact

Secretaries of Committee:

Anele Kabingesi

Tel: 021 403 3760

Cell: 083 412 1585

Email: akabingesi@parliament.gov.za

Shanaaz Isaacs

Tel: 021 403 3763

Cell: 083 709 8536

Email: shisaacs@parliament.gov.za

Secretary To Chairperson:

Ms T Kleinhans

Tel: 021 403 2843

Email: tkleinhans@parliament.gov.za

 


 

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