It is the mandate of the Standing Committee on Education to facilitate public participation, monitoring and oversight function over the legislative processes relating to portfolio under this committee; confer with relevant governmental and civil society organs on matters relevant to this committee; exercise compliance and performance oversight over the relevant departments falls within this committee; scrutinize and interrogate annual reports, budget votes of departments falling within this committee; enhance and develop the capacity of its Members to exercise effective oversight over the Executive Authority in education; monitor whether the Western Cape Education Department fulfil their mandate; and responsible for the consideration of provincial bills and NCOP (76 Bills).

The Western Cape Education Department reports to this committee.


  Hon Deidré Baartman (DA)  



Hon Christopher Fry

Hon Khalid Sayed

Hon Ferlon Christians (ACDP)


  Alternate Members  
Hon Gerrit Pretorius
 Hon Gillion Bosman
Hon Galil Brinkhuis
(Al Jama-Ah)