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 years and taught at township schools. She has a master’s degree in Education.
Both of these members will add tremendous value to the DA team in the legislature as well as to the province as a whole. They will add firepower to the DA’s efforts to become part of government in 2019 and bring about change in this province.
Nosimo Balindlela will serve on the portfolio committees of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture and Office of the Premier. Jane Cowley will serve on the portfolio committees of Education, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism as well as Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
The vacancies occurred as a result of Athol Trollip being elected as Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay and Ross Purdon moving to the National assembly. — Bobby Stevenson, Leader of the DA in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature
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