Dennis Richard Ryder

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...

2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 16 meetings out of 16

2017 committee attendance as mp

85% attendance rate

Attended 11 meetings out of 13

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]


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


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

Committee appearances

  • Department of Public Works Quarter 3 & 4 performance; with Deputy Minister 5 Jun 2018

    Mr D Ryder (DA) said the briefing had been a warning shot as to what to expect during the Budget Review and Recommendations Report (BRRR) process later in the year. However, he also conceded that some good work had been done by the DPW in the period under review, especially ...
  • Property Management Trading Entity (PMTE) turnaround programme: Public Works status report 22 May 2018

    Mr D Ryder (DA) said he was in sympathy with the Minister’s position, and understood where was coming from regarding the comments in response to the Chairperson. Indeed, the DPW’s reputation lay in tatters, and was most probably through no fault of its own. His suggestion was that ...
  • Public Works Budget: Committee Report 8 May 2018

    Mr D Ryder (DA) commented on the statement in the document that the DPW budget represents 0.1% of the national appropriation by vote. If this figure was correct, it was no wonder that much of the State’s property was in the poor condition it currently was. There was ...
  • Committee Report on DPW Budget 2 May 2018

    Mr D Ryder (DA) directed the Committee’s attention to the previous meeting at which all the DPW entities, as well as the Department itself, presented Annual Performance Plans (APPs). A total of 138 pages of slides were distributed to each Member of the Committee on the day. It was ...
  • DPW, CBE, CIDB, PMTE, IDT, and Agrement SA on Annual Performance Plans, with Minister and Deputy Minister 24 Apr 2018

    Mr D Ryder (DA) said his first gripe with the DPW’s report was the vagueness of the timelines and targets regarding the review of the Department’s White Papers. Until the review process was done, the Department would continue to lack direction and a clear idea of what it ...

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Public Works 3 Sep 2018

    What (a) number of properties owned and managed by his department were leased in each province (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018, (b)(i) was the annual income and (ii) were the annual costs (aa) in total and (bb) per square ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Human Settlements 27 Jul 2018

    (a) What is the average time for construction, from foundation to key handover, of a government-subsidised house through a project led by the Government, (b) what has been the average time for construction, from foundation to key handover, of a government-subsidised house in the Savanna City housing project and (c ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Basic Education 23 Jul 2018

    What number of (a) schools were planned for construction in the (i) 2016-17 and (ii) 2017-18 financial years, (b) the specified schools were constructed to completion and (c) the completed schools have (i) sports facilities, (ii) a library, (iii) a science laboratory and (iv) a computer laboratory?

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Plenary appearances

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