Edmund Van Vuuren

4EdmundPeter Edmund Van Vuuren, known as Edmund.

Born on 15 May 1956, in Port Elizabeth.

Marital Status

  • Sadly, my wife, Charmaine, passed away in early 2017.  We have a son, a daughter-in-law, daughter and three grandchildren.


  • Completed matric in 1973 at Paterson High in Port Elizabeth.
  • Obtained a Bachelors of Science degree and a Higher Diploma in Education at the University of the Western Cape in 1979.


  • I started my teaching career in 1980 at Chapman Secondary School in Port Elizabeth, where I was responsible for teaching mathematics to the matriculants.
  • In 1992, I was appointed Principal at Hillside High school and served in this position untill my election as a member of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, on the 22nd of April 2009.
  • I have spent 29 years, 3 months and 22 days in the teaching profession.

Political background

  • I became a member of the Democratic Alliance in 2000.
  • In 2006 I was elected as a DA Proportional councillor in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, and served on the Budget and Treasury Committee.
  • I became a member of the Provincial Legislature in 2009 and  as an MPL,  I serve on the following Portfolios: Education; Office of the Premier;  I am also the Chief Whip of the DA Caucus in Bhisho.
  • I am the current Constituency Leader of PE North, which consists of wards 9, 10, 12,21, 22, 23, 29, 32 and 34 in the Norhern Areas and KwaZakhle in Port Elizabeth.


  • I play golf for pleasure.
  • Also a vivid reader.


Terwyl skole in die Oos-Kaap gebuk gaan onder tekorte aan onderwysers, meubels en vervoer, het dié provinsie se onderwysdepartement teen die einde van die 2015-’16-boekjaar nog met honderdmiljoene rande gesit. Só lui ’n verslag van die provinsiale wetgewer se portefeuljekomitee oor onderwys wat gister in die wetgewer ter tafel gelê is. Die komitee, wat in November verskeie kere met die departement se amptenare vergader het, het bevind dat die administrasie …

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Hon Speaker, Hon Premier, members of the executive, colleagues, officials, dignitaries and visitors, it gives me great joy to represent the Democratic Alliance in this debate. Hon Speaker, the Democratic Alliance, is not surprised, though perplexed, with the lack of congruency in the execution of responsibilities assigned to certain officials within the Department of Education, if the findings of the multiparty portfolio committee of education are to be scrutinised.  I …

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Honourable Speaker, Honourable Premier, the Executive Council, Colleagues, Officials from the Office of The Premier, dignitaries and visitors, allow me to greet you this morning. Hon. Speaker the Office of the Premier will not be judged by how many clean audits it has obtained in this fifth term of the provincial legislature but by the differences it has made to the lives of ordinary people in the province. Eastern Cape …

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Betrayed, let down and abandoned are some of the emotions that the learners of Chapman High School feel. Two weeks into the new academic year, the department has failed to deliver stationery packs to Chapman High School in the Northern Areas of Port Elizabeth leaving learners without the required materials they need. Chapman High School is regarded as one of the top performing schools in the Port Elizabeth District having …

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