Mr Denis Joseph

National Assembly

Formerly: National Council of Provinces and Western Cape Provincial Legislature

Denis Joseph

About Denis Joseph

Mr Joseph is the former Deputy Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape Provincial Legislature.

He was also a Member of the Rules, Public Accounts and Finance Committees.

2020 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate

Attended 19 meetings out of 22

2019 committee attendance as mp

94% attendance rate

Attended 46 meetings out of 49

2018 committee attendance as mp

93% attendance rate

Attended 28 meetings out of 30

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

100% attendance rate

Attended 1 meeting out of 1

  • Attendance records reflect Committee not Plenary Attendance
  • Minister/Deputy Minister attendance is not compulsory.
  • MP attendance is compulsory unless an apology is given
  • MPs are recorded as absent whether they have, or have not submitted apologies.
  • This is not the official committee attendance record of Parliament.
  • Plenary Attendance is not made public by Parliament although it has been requested.

Recent meetings attended

All meetings attended

DISCLAIMER: This information has been obtained via the Parliamentary Monitoring Group. PMG makes every effort to compile reliable and comprehensive information, but does not claim that the data is 100% accurate and complete.



Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]


Description Extent Location
House 529sq.m. Cape Town

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]


Description Extent Location
Residential House 29sq.m. Cape Town

Committee appearances

  • 2020 Special Adjustments Budget: Minister of Finance briefing 25 Jun 2020

    Mr D Joseph (DA) requested Minister Mboweni tell the Ministers of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and Health that people are still smoking despite the ban on cigarettes, and are buying high-priced cigarettes through illicit trade. This impacts on the Value-Added Tax (VAT) collection shortfall. He asked for a ...
  • National Treasury on 2019/20 Quarter 4 Expenditure Report 17 Jun 2020

    Mr D Joseph (DA) asked if SASSA’s amount for transfers and subsidies was taken out, what would be the financial status in the last quarterly report. He expressed concern over the unfunded posts and thought government no longer allowed it to happen as a matter of principle. He requested ...
  • Appropriation Bill [B4-2020]: public hearings 5 Jun 2020

    Mr D Joseph (DA) asked the BJC to submit proposals about the social beneficiaries it thought had to benefit from state assistance, including figures and amounts. He asked what other categories of social service the BJC had in mind.
  • Appropriation Bill [B4-2020]: National Treasury briefing 3 Jun 2020

    Mr D Joseph (DA) asked for clarity on whether there was any new money for SAA or Eskom. Regarding the provisional allocations, would there be another review that would include all departments? The government was in a fiscal crisis, and needed to review how it spends money. However, it would ...
  • Financial challenges facing Eskom, SAA & SA Express: National Treasury & DPE briefings 27 May 2020

    Mr D Joseph (DA) asked for clarity on the term ‘new airline’ being used. He heard 9 June for SA Express and asked for clarity on what this means. His party’s position is that these airlines should be closed; therefore he does not want to venture too deeply into ...

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure 30 Apr 2020

    (1)(a) What type of events are currently taking place at Fernwood Estate in Newlands and (b) what is the (i) current operating budget and (ii) projected income to manage the estate; (2) What (a) are the future plans for the estate and (b) is the current market value of ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Basic Education 6 Mar 2020

    What (a) type of performance and/or incentive bonuses exist in her department excluding the 13th cheque and (b) amount was budgeted for these performance and/or incentive bonuses in the (i) 2017-18, (ii) 2018-19 and (iii) 2019-20 financial years?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services 2 Mar 2020

    What (a) type of performance and/or incentive bonuses exist in the (i) Department of Correctional Services and (ii) Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, excluding 13th cheque and (b) amount was budgeted for these performance and/or incentive bonuses (i) in the (aa) 2017-18 and (bb) 2018-19 financial years ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • DIVISION OF REVENUE AMENDMENT BILL (Second Reading debate) 20 Nov 2019

    Hon House Chair, the DA supports the report of the Standing Committee on Appropriations; however, the DA does not support the Division of Revenue Amendment Bill. The DA welcomes the presentations made by interest groups outside of Parliament and wishes to thank our stakeholders working within government structures.

    The Division ...

  • NOTICES OF MOTION 24 Oct 2019

    House Chairperson, I hereby give notice that, on the next sitting day of the House, I shall move on behalf of the DA that the House debates the concept of traditional leaders and Khoisan reflecting on their role in a democratic South Africa. Thank you.

All Plenary Appearances