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


Diabetes is a silent killer that lurks in nearly every home across the Eastern Cape. Statistics show that this condition is becoming ever more prevalent and has become one of the leading causes of death in the province, even surpassing tuberculosis as the number on cause of death in some areas. The Department of Health needs to be held to account. I will be submitting questions to the legislature to …


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The Department of Health is playing Russian Roulette with the lives of over six million people in the province, as it continues to ignore the plight of the Emergency Medical Services sector. People in crisis, who need urgent medical attention, are at times forced to wait for hours, because half of the already severely under-resourced ambulance service is stuck in a hopelessly cumbersome fleet management repair system. This crisis has …


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The failing ANC government has brought the Department of Health in the Eastern Cape to the brink of collapse, with the Auditor General (AG) raising serious concerns over its financial sustainability in its recently tabled Annual Report for the 2017/18 financial year. This stems from a staggering contingent liability of R24,326 billion, which constitutes mostly of medico-legal claims (24.193 billion). This contingent liability has risen by a jaw dropping R …


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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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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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