Dennis Richard Ryder

National Council of Provinces

Formerly: National Assembly

Dennis Richard Ryder

About Dennis Richard Ryder

What is your political background? I was a mini mayor of Bedfordview in 1993. I have always been on committees and assisting in elections. I was then elected as a councillor in 2011 in Midvaal Local Municipality. More...

2019 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 12 meetings out of 12

2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 28 meetings out of 28

2017 committee attendance as mp

85% attendance rate

Attended 11 meetings out of 13

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  • Plenary Attendance is not made public by Parliament although it has been requested.

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]


Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Dormant Rohan Farms CC
Winding Down/Dormant Ryder Foods CC


Location Extent Description
Walkerville, Gauteng 1.8 hectares with improvements jointly owned with spouse House

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]


Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature
Nil 100% Ryder Foods CC Dormant
Nil 50% Rohan Farms CC Dormant


Description Extent Location
Small Holding /-1.8 Hectares Midvaal, Gauteng

Committee appearances

  • Appropriation Bill [B6-2019]: public hearings & input from National Treasury and PBO 16 Jul 2019

    Mr D Ryder (DA) commented that only 9% of the fiscus was allocated to local government. There had to be a serious look at what national government was doing to support local government. He agreed that the Appropriation Bill was ‘very quiet’ on corruption.
  • 2019 Appropriation Bill: Financial and Fiscal Commission briefing 10 Jul 2019

    Mr D Ryder (DA, Gauteng) appreciated the presentation from the FFC. How much of a ‘Hail Mary’ was the Appropriation Bull given the baseline increases in departmental spending? On infrastructure development, was the current allocation to provinces acceptable? Was there sufficient focus and investments on the part of government? He ...
  • 2019 Appropriation Bill: Parliamentary Budget Office briefing 9 Jul 2019

    Mr D Ryder (DA) said while there appeared to be a focus on PRASA, it should be remembered that many poor people in rural areas lived far from railway lines. The development of a road could be a catalytic event that changed the lives of millions of people by opening ...
  • National Treasury 2018/19 Quarter 4 performance; Appropriation Bill 2019 3 Jul 2019

    Mr D Ryder (DA) said under-spending could sometimes be a good thing if targets were still met. However, he was concerned about under-spending at departments that were key to service delivery. One example was under-spending of funds meant for local authorities by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs ...
  • Election of Chairperson 26 Jun 2019

    Mr S Aucamp (DA, Northern Cape) nominated Mr D Ryder (DA, Gauteng) as a candidate for the position of Committee Chairperson.

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Works 18 Apr 2019

    (1) (a) What are the details of the inter-departmental forum set up to manage the disposal of the Government’s immovable assets in foreign territories, (b) what is the (i) name and (ii) professional designation of each member of the forum and (c) why has each member been appointed to ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Works 18 Apr 2019

    (1) What number of heads of departments of his department completed performance assessments in the (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18 financial years? (2) What are the reasons for any heads of departments not completing performance assessments in each specified financial year?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Works 11 Apr 2019

    (1) Whether the Van Der Stel House on the western corner of the parliamentary precinct, which currently houses SA Police Service offices, forms part of his department’s Prestige Portfolio; (2) (a) who is responsible for the maintenance of the building, (b) what (i) is the scope and (ii) are ...

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Plenary appearances

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