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SPEECHES BY JANE COWLEY


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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Speech notes by Jane Cowley MPL, on the annual report 2016-2017 for the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism. 28 November 2017

November 28th, 2017

Madam Speaker, Hon Premier, Hon members of the Legislature, Departmental officials and guests and visitors in the gallery, I greet you all. I would like to begin, Madam Speaker, by acknowledging the good work, in general, that has been done in the three programmes of this department. The auditor general saw fit to give DEDEAT an unqualified audit opinion for the 2016/7 financial year, and considering the limits imposed upon …


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Speech notes by Jane Cowley MPL on oversight visits by the Portfolio Committee on Education to school hostels, 3 October 2017

October 3rd, 2017

Madam Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable Members of the Legislature, Departmental Officials, and guests in the Gallery, greetings to you all. Guidelines for the provision of boarding facilities in public ordinary schools were released by the Department of Basic Education in 2012. I wish to highlight a few points made in this document. Firstly, the rationale for providing hostels includes improved access to education, access to expanded curriculum, academic and other …


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Speech notes by Jane Cowley MPL, DA Shadow MEC for DEDEAT: Consideration of Portfolio Committee report on visits to nature reserves managed by Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency. Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, 16 August 2017.

August 18th, 2017

The Eastern Cape Province of South Africa is home to several provincial nature reserves which are spread across the province and represent a broad range of natural biomes. This province boasts an extraordinary aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity which, if unlocked and managed properly, could result in a huge increase in tourist numbers to our province. This, in turn, would substantially enhance revenue into our depleted coffers and create the jobs …


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Speech notes by Jane Cowley MPL, on the budget vote of the Department of Education, 17 May 2017

May 18th, 2017

Madam Speaker, Honourable Premier, Honourable members of the Executive Council, Honourable members of the Legislature, visitors, good afternoon. South Africa is staring down the barrel of a very big gun. This gun is called national loan debt and currently stands at R2.2- trillion.  Servicing the debt this year will cost us in excess of R162-billion, the equivalent of the budgets of three provinces. There is absolutely NO SPACE for any …


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