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


Officials from the Makana Municipality recently approached Eskom in an eleventh-hour attempt to delay cutting electricity to Grahamstown until after the annual 10-day National Arts Festival which starts today (subs: 29 June 2017).  The municipality owes Eskom more than R54-million and is unable to service the account.   While a calamity during a showcase event for the Eastern Cape seems to have been avoided, for now, Makana is a municipality in …


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Madam Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable members of the Executive Council, Honourable members of the Legislature, visitors, good afternoon. South Africa is staring down the barrel of a very big gun. This gun is called national loan debt and currently stands at R2.2- trillion.  Servicing the debt this year will cost us in excess of R162-billion, the equivalent of the budgets of three provinces. There is absolutely NO SPACE for any …


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THE Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA) has a set goal for the province to be one of the top three most visited in the country by the year 2020. This was said by the agency’s chief executive Vuyani Dayimani during his presentation to the portfolio committee for economic development, environment and tourism at the Bhisho Legislature on Tuesday. Dayimani said the province had been at number one in …


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IQP 39 third session IQP 40 third session IQP 1 fourth session IQP 2 fourth session IQP 3 ORAL IQP 4 fourth session IQP 5 fourth session IQP 6 fourth session IQP 7 ORAL IQP 8 Written IQP 9 fourth session IQP 10 fourth session IQP 11 fourth session IQP 12 ORAL QUESTIONS IQP 13 fourth session IQP 14 fourth session IQP 15 fourth session IQP 16 fourth session IQP …


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Today, Nosimo Balindlela and Jane Cowley were sworn in as DA Members of the Provincial Legislature by the Speaker, Noxolo Kiviet (click here to view a picture). Nosimo Balindlela is no stranger to the Provincial Legislature as she has served as Premier and MEC before. Jane Cowley was the Leader of the DA Ndlambe Council Caucus. She is also an experienced educationalist who served as the principal of a farm school for 12 …


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