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


A heartbreaking revelation by a patient at Frere Hospital has revealed how patients have been told they may only relieve themselves three times a day, after meals, and that if they need to urinate at any other time of the day, they may not receive assistance. In a plea on social media last week, Sinethemba Joya, 29, who has been hospitalised after a taxi accident, posted how she had to …


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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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There is not a single public hospital in the Eastern Cape that has been inspected for safety, that has been deemed safe for patients and health care workers. This was revealed by the MEC for Health Helen Sauls-August in a written reply to a parliamentary question. According to Sauls-August, none of the health facilities inspected by her department were found to be compliant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, …


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As the world celebrates World Mental Health Day, it is critical that the Eastern Cape Department of Health use this time to reflect on its numerous shortcomings and how it has failed the people of this province. There have been many revelations over the past few years relating to the inadequate treatment of mental health patients in state mental health facilities in the province. Problems such as short staffing, lack …


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The comments made by the Eastern Cape Department of Health’s spokesperson, Lwandile Sicwetsha, over the weekend are extremely disconcerting, having accused the Democratic Alliance of invading the Empilisweni Hospital in Sterkspruit, and of violating the privacy and dignity of patients at the facility. This comes after Member of Parliament, Annette Steyn, was assaulted by hospital staff while conducting a legitimate oversight inspection of the facilities, after previously being denied access …


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