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.


LATEST ARTICLES



Warning: Use of undefined constant thumbnail - assumed 'thumbnail' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/hzktncfg/public_html/wp-content/themes/DABhisho2015/DATemplates/JaneCowley.php on line 69

The children of Nomsa Petshe are still reeling from the shock after hearing for the first time on Friday that their beloved mother, who was admitted to Cecilia Makiwane Hospital on 5 August 2020, had passed away on the same day. For two months and eighteen days, they heard not one word from the hospital regarding the condition of their mother, despite leaving not one, but two cell phone contact …


Read More



Warning: Use of undefined constant thumbnail - assumed 'thumbnail' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/hzktncfg/public_html/wp-content/themes/DABhisho2015/DATemplates/JaneCowley.php on line 69

The number of excess deaths in the Eastern Cape continues to rise, with the latest available data released by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) indicating 10 489 excess deaths. Most of these are in the rural parts of the province. This is the second highest number in the country. Only Gauteng has a higher number of reported excess deaths, at 11 909. My greatest fear is that these …


Read More



Warning: Use of undefined constant thumbnail - assumed 'thumbnail' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/hzktncfg/public_html/wp-content/themes/DABhisho2015/DATemplates/JaneCowley.php on line 69

The villages of Addo and Kirkwood in the Sundays River Valley have been flooded with untreated sewage, which is leaking out of a poorly maintained and badly managed sewerage system and infiltrating the clean water systems which are intended for domestic use. At the entrance to Valencia, untreated sewage bubbles out of broken pipes and forms a river which eventually flows into the Sundays River. In Aquapark, untreated sewage flows …


Read More



Warning: Use of undefined constant thumbnail - assumed 'thumbnail' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/hzktncfg/public_html/wp-content/themes/DABhisho2015/DATemplates/JaneCowley.php on line 69

At a time when our province is under siege by poachers targeting wild animals, indigenous plants and several marine species, critical vacancies in the enforcement and compliance components of the Department of Environmental Affairs have not been filled. The lack of environmental law enforcement is undermining our economy. The wanton plundering by organised poaching syndicates has a devastating impact on the province’s natural heritage and poses a significant risk to …


Read More



Warning: Use of undefined constant thumbnail - assumed 'thumbnail' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/hzktncfg/public_html/wp-content/themes/DABhisho2015/DATemplates/JaneCowley.php on line 69

The Democratic Alliance welcomes the news that Health MEC Sindiswa Gomba and Head of Department, Superintendent General Thobile Mbengashe, will be called before the Special Tribunal tomorrow to answer for the Scootergate scandal. This R10 million contract has been plagued with irregularities, with those responsible ducking and diving and changing their tune from the moment the first video of the MEC parading up and down the East London esplanade on …


Read More