Mr Dennis Richard Ryder

Member of the National Council of Provinces

Formerly: National Assembly

Dennis Richard Ryder

About Dennis Richard Ryder

He started his political career by being elected the mini mayor of Bedfordview in 1983. He joined the Democratic Alliance (DA) and was elected as a councillor of the Midvaal Local Municipality in 2011.

Ryder became a Member of Parliament in July 2017, as he was sworn in as a Member of the National Assembly. Following the May 2019 general election, he was elected to the National Council of Provinces, as one of six permanent delegates from Gauteng.

Read more about Mr Ryder in this blog feature.

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Politician Activity

Attendance of committee meetings:

2021 committee attendance as mp

96% attendance rate (75 of 78 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

93% attendance rate (92 of 99 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

94% attendance rate (44 of 47 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (28 of 28 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

85% attendance rate (11 of 13 )

DISCLAIMER: This information has been obtained via the Parliamentary Monitoring Group. PMG makes every effort to compile reliable and comprehensive information, but does not claim that the data is 100% accurate and complete.

What they said in committee meetings:

What are committee meetings?

Committee meetings are planned events where real-world impactful work happens such as law-making, oversight and public participation - which are all cornerstones of the work our MPs do. Although often citizens focus on the public debate taking place in main chambers, the majority of MPs' time is spent working within committees. Here is a place to see what your committee is saying.

Mr D Ryder (DA, Gauteng) asked the Committee to reflect on the People’s Budget collaborative submission in paragraph 4. Public ...

Mr D Ryder (DA, Gauteng) thanked both organisations for the input, questions and issues highlighted in both submissions. It was ...

Mr D Ryder (DA, Gauteng) asked if Members needed to restrict themselves to the inputs that were given, or if ...

Questions asked to ministers:

What are questions asked to ministers?

Written questions and feedback are essential tools used by MPs for oversight and hold the executive accountable. This oversight mechanism allows MPs’ to extract detailed information that would normally be difficult to comprehend through oral engagement. You can see the questions that your MPs are asking here.

(1) What number of heads of departments of his department completed performance assessments in the (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and ...

(1) What number of heads of departments of his department completed performance assessments in the (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and ...

(1) (a) What are the details of the inter-departmental forum set up to manage the disposal of the Government’s immovable ...

Plenary appearances:

What are plenary appearances?

Plenary sessions are forums that have been created for the purpose of public debate and decision-making. This mechanism is used to convey the messages of our MPs within main chambers on important decisions, like how they vote.

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 ...

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. ...

Declaration of interests

What are declaration of interests?

Annually, MPs are required by parliament to register their financial interests and gifts received in their official capacity. Due to the significant influence of the role that MPs take on, there may be times when their personal or business interests become in conflict with the duty prescribed to them as elected officials representing the public interest. You can see what interests your MPs declared here.
Value of Contract Period of Contract Details of Contract and Management thereof Name of State Entity

Nil

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Nil

Value Description Source

R500

Pen and document folder

Department of Defence

R300

2nd hand Military books

Ivan Parks

R125

Books: 101 Water Wise Ways

Bookstorm / Russell Clarke

R190

Wise about waste

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Smallholding

Blignautsrus

Approx 1.78Ha

Public/Private Source

Parliamentary Pension Fund

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Dormant

Ryder Foods CC

100

0

Dormant

Rohan Farms CC

50

0

Description of Journey Sponsor

Nil

Description of Benefit Source

Nil

Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship

Nil

Type of Business Name of Employer

Nil

Value of any Benefits derived Name of Organisation Type of Business Activity

Nil

Name of Trust Trustee/Beneficiary Registration Number Details of all benefits derived

Phinda Futhi Trust

Trustee

IT743/12 (T)

Nil

Yellowwood School Trust

Trustee

Unknown

Nil

SARUPEN

DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE

ASHOR NICK

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Dormant

Ryder Foods cc

100

Nil

Dormant

Rohan Farms cc

50

Nil

Name of Trust Trustee/Beneficiary Registration Number Details of all benefits derived

Phinda Futhi

Trustee

IT 743/12

Nil

Value Description Source

±R1 500.00

Various books

DA Caucus – Sedibeng

±R2 000.00

Bathroom fittings

Phillip Gomes

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

77 Blignautsrus AH

Walilerville, Gauteng

±1 800m²

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

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