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 four years.

This resulted in a Masters degree in Mathematics Education. Became a PR councillor in Ndlambe municipality in 2014.

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 Health.


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Critically ill patients fight for their lives, and some die, while waiting for an ambulance that takes hours to arrive, if at all. This is not only traumatic for them but for their loved ones. The sad reality is that the Eastern Cape’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is collapsing. Ambulance response times run into hours, not minutes, and that’s if they come at all because the centralised emergency call centre …


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Tourism and the associated jobs are under siege in this province, because the Department of Environmental Affairs is spending too much money on consultants, and not enough on environmental protection. There’s not even enough money for law enforcement officers to drive the length and breadth of this province to protect the environment and save us from poachers. The MEC for DEDEAT, Mlungisi Mvoko, must immediately ring fence funding currently spent …


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Patients have been irrevocably maimed, their limbs amputated, and lives forever changed, because of Health MEC Nomakhosazana Meth’s failure to implement a directive from the Provincial Legislature to pay suppliers of critical medical equipment at Livingstone Hospital. The Democratic Alliance has been informed that at least three people needed their limbs amputated due to complications from postponed surgeries requiring critical medical equipment. We will write to the Minister of Health, …


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The recent tragic events at the Enyobeni Tavern in Scenery Park, Buffalo City, where 21 children lost their lives in a tavern, brings into stark focus the failure of the Eastern Cape Liquor Board (ECLB) to enforce compliance regulations across the province. The MEC for DEDEAT, Mlungisi Mvoko, must call the ECLB to account for their failures and must take proactive steps to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening …


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The irresponsible court application by the Department of Health to deprive victims who suffered medical malpractice of compensation has thankfully been thwarted by the Makhanda High Court. National Government must take note and immediately place this bankrupt and financially reckless Health Department under administration in terms of Section 100 of the Constitution before it collapses. The court ruling means more than R400 million will have to be paid out to …


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