Dr Dion George

National Assembly

Formerly: National Council of Provinces

Dion George

About Dion George

Dr George attended Wits University. After completing his undergraduate degree and compulsory national service, he entered the financial services industry where he built his career. During this time he was also a community activist - this later prompted his political career. He further acquired a BA (Hons), MBA (Wits) and DBL (Economics) degrees and an Advanced Certificate in Municipal Governance. His MBA research report received the Investec Securities Prize for the Best Research in the field of investments. He joined the Democratic Party in 1995 and, in 2005, was elected chairman of the DA branch in Sandown, Sandton. Read more here

2020 committee attendance as mp

74% attendance rate

Attended 14 meetings out of 19

2019 committee attendance as mp

76% attendance rate

Attended 31 meetings out of 41

2018 committee attendance as mp

43% attendance rate

Attended 3 meetings out of 7

2015 committee attendance as mp

48% attendance rate

Attended 14 meetings out of 29

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

67% attendance rate

Attended 18 meetings out of 27

  • 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

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

BENEFITS

Source Description
Alexander Forbes Living annuity

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Sectional title 129sq.m. Sea Point
Sectional title 55sq.m. Tableview

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Sectional title 129sq.m. Sandhurst
Sectional Title 129sq.m. Sea Point
Sectional title 55sq.m. Tableview

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2013 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Sectional title 55sq.m. Tableview
Sectional title 129sq.m. Sandhurst
Sectional title 129sq.m. Sea Point

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2012 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Sectional title 55sq.m. Tableview
Sectional title 129sq.m. Sandhurst
Sectional title 129sq.m. Sea Point

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2011 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Sectional Title 129sq.m. Sandhurst
Sectional Title 129sq.m. Sea Point
Sectional Title 55sq.m. Table View

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2010 [Source]

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Sectional Title 119 sq.m. Sandhurst
Sectional title 117 sq.m. Sea Point
Sectional Title 55 sq.m. Table View

Committee appearances

  • 2020 Revised Fiscal Framework: public hearings 1 Jul 2020

    Dr D George (DA) directed a few questions to COSATU. He said that it is known that many pension fund members are having difficulties and want access to their funds. He asked for COSATU’s position on pension-backed loan beyond just for housing. This would allow pension fund members access ...
  • 2020 Revised Fiscal Framework: PBO & Financial and Fiscal Commission briefing 30 Jun 2020

    Dr D George (DA) commented on the graph on slide 5 which predicted a V-shaped recovery of the economy to pre COVID-19 levels through 2021. The graph depicted a sharp decline in 2020 and a sharp incline in 2021. It would be good to see this but he was doubtful ...
  • 2020 Special Adjustments Budget: Minister of Finance briefing 25 Jun 2020

    Dr D George (DA) asked for more insight on the borrowing conditions. The IMF and World Bank will not give funding without demands for structural reform, which will not include radical economic transformation. The funding situation is also making South Africans nervous, with specific concerns of government using people’s ...
  • 2020 Special Adjustments Budget: Minister of Finance briefing 25 Jun 2020

    Dr D George (DA) asked for more insight on the borrowing conditions. The IMF and World Bank will not give funding without demands for structural reform, which will not include radical economic transformation. The funding situation is also making South Africans nervous, with specific concerns of government using people’s ...
  • Digital Economy and Taxation Policy: Parliamentary Budget Office briefing 9 Jun 2020

    Mr D George (DA) asked if SARS or National Treasury (NT) are contemplating changing the tax system dramatically such that engagement will not be physical. The crisis has shown the informal economy is a lot bigger than anticipated. Government has an opportunity to measure it more effectively and tax it ...

All Committee Appearances

Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Finance 2 Jun 2020

    What (a) number of applications has the SA Revenue Service received in each province for the waiving of penalties since 23 April 2020, (b) number of the specified applications have been approved in each province and (c) was the Rand value of the approved applications in each province?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Finance 28 May 2020

    Whether, with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, any financial support or stimulus package will be made available to any affected business or individual; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Finance 28 May 2020

    Whether any steps will be taken to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Republic’s economy; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

All Plenary Appearances