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SPEECHES BY JANE COWLEY


Speech Notes: Recruitment by the Eastern Cape department of Health during the COVID-19 pandemic

September 3rd, 2020

Madam Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable members of the House, officials and guests, I greet you all. Madam Speaker, a year ago we had not even heard the word Covid-19. A viral pandemic was something one read about in a good book, or watched in a scary movie. Little did we know that in a few short months, the world as we knew it would have changed forever. Entire new vocabularies …


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Members Statement: Premier must choose competence over political patronage

September 2nd, 2020

On the 25th of May this year, I put a motion with notice to the House in terms of Section 131 of the Eastern Cape Legislature Standing Rules of Order that called for the House to resolve that the Premier dismiss the MEC for Health. During a multi-party Whips meeting, the ANC objected to the motion being debated, based on faulty legal advice given to them that it is unconstitutional …


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Speech Notes: Health Portfolio Committee Report and Budget 2020/2021

July 3rd, 2020
Jane Cowley

Madam Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members of the House, officials and observers, I greet you all I wish to start by sending my heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all those we have lost to the Covid-19 pandemic. Madam Speaker, our department of health is in the ICU. The leadership is incapable of implementing house resolutions, and has failed to fully implement plans. The Committee report highlights …


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Speech notes: Jane Cowley 6th Legislation 2019 SOPA debate

July 2nd, 2019

Honourable Speaker, Honourable premier, Honourable members of the House, officials and guests, I greet you all When South Africa’s National Development Plan was launched in 2012, it included several admirable goals for the health sector, including raising the life expectancy of South Africans to at least 70 years, ensuring that the under 20s generation are largely free of HIV, significantly reducing the burden of disease and achieving infant and under …


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Presentation of Report of Portfolio Committee on Health

October 17th, 2018
Jane Cowley

Taking legislature to the People Elliotdale, Amathole District Municipality 17 October 2018 Madam Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable members, Traditional Leaders and dignitaries from the district, officials, members of the public, I greet you To measure the success of a democracy, one should not look at the leaders, for they will always try to convince you of their success. Instead, go into their schools, go into their clinics, go into their …


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Speech notes: Consideration of the Special Programmes report on visits to Mental Health facilities across the province

August 15th, 2018

Honourable Madam Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable members of the House, officials and guests, I greet you all. Before I proceed Madam Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our two new members to the house. The Honourable Andrew Whitfield is an ex MP and Mayoral Committee member from Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. He is also our Democratic Alliance Provincial Chairperson. Nomvano Zibonda has served the Raymond Mhlaba …


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Speech notes: Consideration of the Finance Portfolio Committee’s infrastructure oversight report

August 15th, 2018

Madam Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable members of the House, officials and visitors, I greet you all. In the recent oversight visits to infrastructure projects across the province, some very obvious and repetitive findings came to light. The first finding that I will address is that of payment delays by the Department of Education. In some cases, the department has delayed the payment of contractors and SMME’s by as much as …


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Speech notes by Jane Cowley MPL, on the 2018/19 budget for Vote 9, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism

May 18th, 2018

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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Speech notes by Jane Cowley MPL: Debate on the State of the Province Address, 28 February 2018

February 28th, 2018

Madam Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable members of the House, officials and visitors I greet you all. Madam Speaker, we live in dynamic times, and dynamic times require of us to think on our feet, to extend our thinking about problems and solutions for our planet, our continent, our country and our province, in order to bring about quality education, quality jobs and quality living conditions for all South Africans. So …


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Speech notes by Jane Cowley MPL, on the annual report of Provinical Treasury 2016-2017. 28 November 2017

November 28th, 2017

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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