Mrs Anchen Margaretha Dreyer

Formerly: National Assembly

Anchen Margaretha Dreyer

About Anchen Margaretha Dreyer

Ms Dreyer served as the Chairperson of the Democratic Alliance Caucus in the National Assembly during the Fifth Parliament. Before being elected unopposed to this position on 26 May 2014, she was first the Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises and thereafter the Shadow Minister of Public Works.

Ms Dreyer grew up in what used to be the Transvaal, attended primary school in the small town of Brits and matriculated at Voortrekkerhoogte Hoёrskool in 1969. She obtained her tertiary education at the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) obtaining the following degrees: BA, 1973, BA Honors in Sociology, 1977, BA Honors in Psychology, 1981 and MA in Clinical Psychology, 1983. She registered as a clinical psychologist with the South African Medical and Dental Council in 1983 and thereafter worked as a clinical psychologist in both Auckland Park and Sandton, Johannesburg, from 1983 to 1988. She established and managed a successful private practice as a clinical psychologist in Meliville, Johannesburg, from 1988 to 1994.

Ms Dreyer started her political life as a volunteer for the Progressive Federal Party in 1978. She served as a Democratic Party councillor in the Johannesburg City Council from 1991 to 1994 and as caucus leader in the Johannesburg Metropolitan Council from 1995 to 1997. She completed a five-year term as a Democratic Alliance member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature in Johannesburg, serving initially as the spokesperson for agriculture, conservation, environment and land affairs, and was later elected as caucus whip from 1999 to 2002. She assumed office as the Democratic Alliance Gauteng provincial deputy chairperson from 2003 to 2004, and thereafter acted as DA media spokesperson at the election head office in Johannesburg, February to April 2004. In 2005, she became a Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament, where she served the party as a whip and the spokesperson on Labour. Her constituency is the Mogale City municipal area. She was re-elected to Parliament in 2009 and was appointed as the Shadow Minister of Public Service and Administration followed by Shadow Minister for Public Works in 2012. She has also served the party as a whip since 2005.

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Ms A Dreyer (DA) mentioned that the DA had no problem with the amendments that had been effected in order ...

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Ms A Dreyer (DA) indicated that the DA was opposed to the definition of “expropriation”.

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On a point of order, Chairperson.

Declaration of interests

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Name of Company No

All Financial interest are managed by Kruger International

Various Investments

Description Extent Location

Residential Property

170sq.m

Johannesburg

No Nature

Shares are part of a bigger financial portfolio.Kruger Internasionaal

Shares

Sponsor

Study Tour to Belguim

Source Description Value

Friedrih Naumann Stiftung

Study tour to Belguim

R27 796.32

Description Location

Residential

Elton Hill, Illovo

Property - Private Home

Johannesburg

Name of Company No

Investments managed by Kruger International

Varous

Description Extent Location

Sectional title residential

170sq.m.

Johannesburg

Residential [semi-detached]

Vanderbijlpark

Name of Company

Kruger Internasionaal Bate en Welvaart Bestuur [Manages my private investments]

Description Extent Location

Residential flat

170sq.m.

Elton Hill, JHB

Residential semi-detached house

Vanderbijlpark

Residential townhouse

65sq.m.

Cape Town

Name of Company No

Kruger International

Portfolio of managed investments

Description Extent Location

Sectional title - Residential

170sq.m.

Johannesburg

Residential [Semi-detached house]

Vanderbijlpark

Sectional Title - Residential

65sq.m.

Burgunda Estate, CPT

Name of Company No

Kruger International

Portfolio of managed investments

Description Extent Location

Residential [Sectional title]

170sq.m.

Johannesburg

Residential [Semi-detached]

500sq.m.

Vanderbijlpark

Residential

750sq.m.

Vanderbijlpark

Residential [Sectional title]

65sq.m.

Cape Town

Name of Company No

Kruger International

Portfolio of managed investments

Description Extent Location

Residential [Sectional title]

170sq.m.

Johannesburg

Residential

500sq.m. [Semi-detached]

Vanderbijlpark

Residential

750sq.m.

Vanderbijlpark

Residential [Sectional title]

65sq.m.

Cape Town

Source Public/Private

Momentum

Private

Momentum

Private

Name of Company Nature

Sanlam

Uittree Annuiteite

Sanlam; Private Investments

[Diskresionele beleggings]

Description Sponsor

Committee

Friedrich Naumann Stiftung

Description Extent Location

Residential [Sectional title]

170sq.m.

Elton Hill, JHB

Residential semi-detached

500sq.m.

Vanderbijlpark

Residential single dwelling

750sq.m.

Vanderbijlpark

Residential sectional title

63sq.m.

Burgundy Estate, CPT

Nominal Value Name of Company Nature No

R400,561

Sanlam

Annuity Funds

+-R50,000

Old Mutual

Shares

1,100

+-R50,000

Momentum

Preservation Pension Plan

+-R10,000

Sanlam

Trust

503

+-R200,000

Old Mutual

Life Policy

Description Extent Location

Residential

Sectional Title, 170sq.m.

Johannesburg

Residential

Semi-detached house, 500sq.m.

Vanderbijlpark

REsidential

Single dwelling, 750sq.m.

Vanderbijlpark