Mr Gavin Richard Davis

Formerly: National Assembly

Gavin Richard Davis

About Gavin Richard Davis

Mr Gavin Davis matriculated from the Pinelands High School in 1995. He was previously Special Advisor to the Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille. He joined the Democratic Alliance as a Researcher in 2004 and was later appointed Chief of Staff in the Leader's Office. He has also served as the Executive Director of Communications at the Democratic Alliance. (Source: Wikipedia)

Mr Davis served as the DA Shadow Minister for Basic Education.

Mr Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history and politics and an Honours Degree in Politics from Rhodes University in Grahamstown. He also acquired a Master of Arts in politics from the University of Cape Town. (Source: Who's who SA)

2018 committee attendance as mp

86% attendance rate

Attended 6 meetings out of 7

2017 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate

Attended 24 meetings out of 26

2016 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate

Attended 22 meetings out of 27

2015 committee attendance as mp

80% attendance rate

Attended 20 meetings out of 25

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

100% attendance rate

Attended 14 meetings out of 14

  • 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.

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]


Location Extent Description
Hout Bay 1100sq.m House

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]




Location Extent Description
Hout Bay +-1 100sq.m. House

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]


Location Extent Description
Hout Bay +-1 000sq.m. House

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]


Public/Private Source
Private Old Mutual


Location Extent Description
Hout Bay +-1 100sq.m. House

Committee appearances

  • Integrated Resource Plan 2018: Minister of Energy briefing 4 Sep 2018

    Mr G Davis (DA) welcomed the fact that the IRP had been gazetted, and said that a debt of gratitude was owed to Mr Nene, the former Finance Minister, who had refused the nuclear deal. He said there were rumours that members of the Minister’s family had interests in ...
  • Fuel Price: Minister of Energy briefing 21 Aug 2018

    Mr G Davis (DA) said welcomed the presence of the Department at the meeting, but said it was also disappointing, as no real plan was given as to how exactly the fuel price would be reduced. He wanted to know if government had done an assessment of liberalising the fuel ...
  • Fuel Price: Department of Energy briefing 14 Aug 2018

    Mr G Davis (DA) stated he too admittedly had not seen that before, where the Government had not turned up before the Portfolio Committee and he shared the concerns mentioned. There was no need for reminding that the increase in the fuel prices hit South Africans very hard in the ...
  • Department of Energy 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan 17 Apr 2018

    Mr G Davis (DA) thanked the Chairperson for his comments, particularly those regarding the Minister’s absence. It was important that he had placed it on record. The Minister’s absence raised questions regarding the annual performance plan (APP). Was it the Minister’s APP? It was important the Committee ...
  • ESKOM’s revenue application outcome and impact 27 Mar 2018

    Mr G Davis (DA) hoped the new Board would lead to a new era at ESKOM. The Board should be given the benefit of the doubt and hopes it will succeed in achieving the difficult task ahead of it. Regardless, the Committee Members had only received the presentation at 21 ...

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Energy 28 Sep 2018

    (1) With reference to his reply to question 2243 on 4 September 2018, what are the (a) names of the (i) two coal independent power pf0ducers (IPPs) that the Government contracted before the tabling of the draft 2018 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and (ii) shareholders of each of the lPPs ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Energy 28 Sep 2018

    What are the reasons for the delays in the implementation in the next round of renewables in the 2018 Integrated Resource Plan?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Energy 4 Sep 2018

    1. Whether any departmental officials attended training programmes hosted by a certain company (name furnished) in Rotterdam and London from 19 March 2017 to 1 April 2017; if not, why not; if so, in each case, (a) what are the names of the officials who (i) were invited and (ii ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • Appropriation Bill 17 Jul 2014

    On a point of order, Chairperson: The Chairperson before you was notified, and the heckling continued. And I would like the hon member to point out what was controversial, because everything that my colleague said was the truth. [Applause.] [Interjections.]

  • Appropriation Bill 17 Jul 2014

    On a point of order, Chairperson.

All Plenary Appearances