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


Madam Speaker, Hon Premier, Hon members of the legislature, departmental officials and guests, good day to you all. Madam Speaker the global economy has recovered from the most recent global recession and is once again firing on all cylinders. All members of the OECD will see positive growth this year, for the first time since 2007.  Global inflation is not too high, and interest rates are low. This is known …


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Madam Speaker, Hon Premier, Hon members of the Legislature, Departmental officials and guests and visitors in the gallery, I greet you all. I would like to begin, Madam Speaker, by acknowledging the good work, in general, that has been done in the three programmes of this department. The auditor general saw fit to give DEDEAT an unqualified audit opinion for the 2016/7 financial year, and considering the limits imposed upon …


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  In August 2013, the R7,6-million Lukhanyiso Poultry Co-op Abattoir was opened in the Grahamstown industrial area, to great fanfare. It was designed to process 2 000 broilers per day. To date, not a single chicken, dead or alive, has crossed its doors. What happened to the money? Today, more than four years on, the doors and gates to this facility remain firmly locked. The 26 permanent jobs that were …


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Madam Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members of the Legislature, Departmental Officials, and guests in the Gallery, greetings to you all. Guidelines for the provision of boarding facilities in public ordinary schools were released by the Department of Basic Education in 2012. I wish to highlight a few points made in this document. Firstly, the rationale for providing hostels includes improved access to education, access to expanded curriculum, academic and other …


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The front page article “SAA cuts big blow to hunting industry” (Herald, September 12) refers:  The news that the beleaguered SAA is considering curtailing the number of domestic flights to and from the Eastern Cape in order to regain some form of financial stability, is of grave concern. Business chambers in the province have been vocal in recent months about how more flights are required to develop stronger economic ties …


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