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 24 meetings out of 24

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

  • Special Appropriation Bill [B10-2019]: public hearings 11 Sep 2019

    Mr D Ryder (DA, Gauteng) said the AIDC wanted to give the keys of the safe to a proven kleptomaniac. He was talking about a R2 trillion fund. What safeguards was the AIDC going to propose to make sure this was not going to cause continued state looting going forward ...
  • Special Appropriation Bill [B10-2019]: Department of Public Enterprises and Eskom briefings 10 Sep 2019

    Mr D Ryder (DA, Gauteng) said there would be trust issues surrounding Eskom. The big issue was that Eskom needed to be transparent on the conditions of the additional funding and had to report on its adherence to the conditions of the funding. He asked why there was a need ...
  • National Treasury & SARS on TLAB, TALAB, Rates Bill & Income Tax Amendment Bill 3 Sep 2019

    Mr D Ryder (DA) asked about the VCC provisions. Taking into account that access to capital was one of most cited reasons for business stagnation, he thought that that VCC provision would be something to be encouraged with the view to growing the economy. He was concerned that there was ...
  • National Treasury & SARS on TLAB, TALAB, Rates Bill & Income Tax Amendment Bill 3 Sep 2019

    Mr D Ryder (DA) asked if the proceeds from the Carbon Tax, the Health Promotions Levy, and the freezing of the medical credits were ring-fenced. There were reasons to tax these things. Was there an intention to ring-fence the taxes? Was it quantifiable and measurable over time so as to ...
  • Defence Joint Committee Legacy Report; Sector analysis 23 Aug 2019

    Mr D Ryder (DA, Gauteng) was cautious about committing to a specific date. Extending meeting times that were already long on Tuesday seemed taxing. There may be some issues with transport if meetings finished too late in the evening. He maintained that the meeting was not a weekly one, and ...

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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