Jane Cowley

Jane Cowley MPL

Born and educated in Queenstown, Eastern Cape. Studied a B.Sc degree at Stellenbosch University, then an HED through UNISA. Started teaching Biology and Maths at Qhayiya Combined school in 1993. Became the Principal of Shaw Park Primary School in 1999 and eventually resigned from teaching in 2011.

I had already started my journey with the DA as a branch chair and simply got more and more excited and involved in the process. I taught Maths (specifically Geometry) to Grade 10 in a Catch-Up programme through the Rhodes University Education Dept Maths Chair, under Prof Marc Schafer, for 4 years. This resulted in a Masters degree in Mathematics Education.

I taught Maths (specifically Geometry) to Grade 10 in a Catch-Up programme through the Rhodes University Education Dept Maths Chair, under Prof Marc Schafer, for four years. This resulted in a Masters degree in Mathematics Education. Became a PR councillor in Ndlambe municipality in 2014. Happily married to Paul for 24 years and have two teenage boys who attend Graeme College in Grahamstown.

I became a PR councillor in Ndlambe municipality in 2014. Happily married to Paul for 24 years and have two teenage boys who attend Graeme College in Grahamstown.

Currently serving as an MPL in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature as DA Shadow MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, and Deputy-Shadow MEC for Education.


LATEST ARTICLES


The desperate shortage of ambulances in the Eastern Cape is a crisis that is costing lives. I challenge the MEC, Helen Sauls-August, to spell out clear action steps to overcome this disastrous state of affairs. People are dying on your watch, MEC. In response to questions set in the Legislature, the MEC for Health, Helen Sauls-August, acknowledged that the province requires 656 working ambulances in order to comply with the national norm …


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The dilapidated South Seas Poultry Farm outside Port Alfred near Kleinemonde is one of the countless examples of Local Economic Development (LED) projects in the province that has not benefited the community at all, despite the millions of public funds that were forked out to fund them.     Where the DA governs, full records of all beneficiaries are kept and are available for all to see. Funds are distributed …


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Madam Speaker, Hon Premier, Honourable members of the House, officials, visitors in the gallery, I greet you all. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), growth in advanced economies accelerated from 1.7 per cent to 2.3 per cent, while growth in emerging economies rose from 4.4 per cent to 4.7 per cent in 2017. Over the medium term, growth in developing economies, such as our own, is forecast to accelerate, …


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The DA calls upon the Minister of Mineral Resources to act swiftly and decisively to put a stop to the illegal sand mining activities in the Eastern Cape Province. A parliamentary response from the MEC for the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT), Sakhumzi Somyo, indicates that sand mining is in effect a free for all activity. To view the response and pictures, please click on the links …


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The DA calls on the MEC for Education, Mandla Makupula, to urgently and swiftly deal with cases of sexual misconduct in schools. Those found guilty of preying on vulnerable school girls and boys should face the full might of the law.  The Department of Education must show no mercy towards sex pests at schools. Only two out of six Flagstaff Comprehensive High School teachers accused of making sexual advances towards school …


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