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...

2020 committee attendance as mp

94% attendance rate

Attended 16 meetings out of 17

2019 committee attendance as mp

94% attendance rate

Attended 44 meetings out of 47

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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Recent meetings attended

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]


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


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

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

  • 2020 Budget: Minister of Finance briefing 27 Feb 2020

    Mr D Ryder (DA) said it was imperative to ensure that the forecast deficit of 6.8% of GDP was the absolute maximum. He asked for clarity on the implementation of district development models, saying this could not be done on a “one size fits all” basis. He wished to ...
  • Pre-Budget briefing by Parliamentary Budget Office 25 Feb 2020

    Mr D Ryder (DA) expressed his concerns about the government's proposals to implement National Health Insurance (NHI). The National Treasury had said the country could not afford it, yet the President had ”clipped the wings” of the Minister of Finance by announcing that it would go ahead. This created ...
  • Provincial Conditional Grants’ 2019/20 Quarter 3 performance: National Treasury briefing 19 Feb 2020

    Mr D Ryder (DA) said that he is disappointed at the presentation because it is a snapshot as of 31 December. What has been shown is what has been spent with no comparative figures from previous years for us to know if we are in line with previous performance or ...
  • Economic Performance and Outlook: South African Reserve Bank briefing 18 Feb 2020

    Mr D Ryder (DA, Gauteng) asked how South Africa’s debt to GDP ratio compared to other countries. He believed it was out of line. There were growing concerns about a credit rating downgrade. Did the SARB’s forecasts take this possibility into account? What impact would a downgrade have ...
  • Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors 2018/19 Annual report and Legislative changes 11 Feb 2020

    Mr D Ryder (DA, Gauteng) said the Select Committee supported the good work done by IRBA. He asked how much more money it was seeking and whether, given its current workload, it would be feasible to extend its mandate to overseeing the accounting profession. The figures supplied by IRBA showed ...

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 ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • FRIDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2019 6 Dec 2019

    Deputy Chairperson, I have two points of personal

    clarity I would like to make. Number one: my question of "How do you sleep at night?" was not directed at the Minister but at the Treasury department. So, I just want to place that on record.

    Number two - on my clarification ...

  • FRIDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2019 6 Dec 2019

    Thank you Deputy Chairperson, when we said we wanted to see more members of the ruling party in orange, we meant overalls but not necessarily what you are wearing today. [Applause.]

    Deputy Chairperson, a budget is drawn up to give effect the promises that government has made to its people ...

All Plenary Appearances