Category: 2022 Articles

KZN EDUCATION PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE CONGRATULATES THE CLASS OF 2021

KZN EDUCATION PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE CONGRATULATES THE CLASS OF 2021

The Portfolio Committee on Education in the KZN Legislature commends the Matric class of 2021 “on the outstanding achievement despite the difficult year”, said the Chairperson, Hon Sifiso Sonjica.

Hon. Sonjica on behalf of the Committee, appealed to those who have not passed to never despair and to consider alternative forms of empowering themselves as they are needed to make their contribution in building our communities. “Educators and parents have worked so well in most communities to bring about this 76.4% pass rate and we are excited and commend the work of the department in ensuring that systems are in place to support teaching and learning in a year where much time was lost due to, for example, the July unrest, and the COVID-19 pandemic”.

Hon Sonjica sends a strong message to parents who use their community issues to disturb teaching and learning and appeals to all parents to work to ensure that learners are not disturbed as they sit in classrooms to invest in their future.

“Next week we are embarking on the Schools Functionality Monitoring Programme to assess the readiness of schools as we start the new academic year. Some of the things we are looking at are working relations between communities and schools and the functioning of School Governing Bodies,” Sonjica concluded.

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COGTA PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE IS CONDUCTING OVERSIGHT VISITS IN DISTRICT MUNICIPALITIES

From the 11th to the 12th January 2022, Cogta Portfolio Committee is conducting oversight visits in Harry Gwala and Uthukela District Municipalities to assess the delivery of water and sanitation to the communities under these districts.

The visits are a follow up of the workshop which the committee held with the COGTA Department in 2021 to discuss the KZN Water Master Plan.

The Committee will visit other districts during the month of January to monitor the implementation of the Water Master Plan.

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