Mr Chris Hunsinger

National Assembly

Chris Hunsinger

About Chris Hunsinger

Mr Hunsinger is an MP in the National Assembly for the Democratic Alliance. He is the Political Leader of the DA in the Bergrivier Constituency of the Western Cape and has been serving in various capacities and structures as a Member of Federal -, Western Cape Provincial and Western Region Executive, - Councils. He actively participates in branch projects and programs in the Swartland Region, where he resides and serves as Executive member of that Constituency. Prior to his current role in Bergrivier, he gained experience as Political Head of the Matzikama and Philippi Constituencies in the West Coast and Metro Regions respectively.

Mr Hunsinger graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science: University Stellenbosch and obtained several Post-Graduate qualifications in Management & Financial Planning. He has working experience as an entrepreneur in the Retail and Financial Services Industry and was nominated as SA Best Practice Top 10 Finalist in 2009 and was awarded the Celestis Best Practice Achievement Award of Western Province in the same year.

In politics, Mr Hunsinger has previously served as a Ward Councillor in Swartland, a MMC for Finance & Economic Development, the Portfolio Chairperson for Finance at Swartland Municipality, a Member of the Provincial Executive Council with SALGA and in this capacity Provincial Chairperson of three working groups responsible for policy and strategic governance related to Municipal Infrastructure & Service Delivery in the Western Cape. In these capacities, he also represented SALGA Western Cape on National Level.

In terms of Civic Contribution, in 2006, Hunsinger was honoured with the International Blue Heart Award in Berlin, Germany, for his contribution towards promoting various international youth partnerships between South Africa and Germany since 1997 - and for the establishment of the annual International Sondeza AFRIyouth Camp in Ganzekraal, South Africa, in 2004. He was the 14th international and first African recipient of this prestigious prize. In 2016, Hunsinger received honorary life membership of USAPHO, a registered non-profit community organization, responsible for youth development and projects, one of which includes a partnership cooperation with the University College Arteveldehogeschool, in association with the University of Ghent (Belgium). Since 2016, he is an elected Executive Board member of The Character Company, which seeks to raise boys to be good men and nominated Director of Governance with SASH - The SA Society of Hope, since 2017.

2018 committee attendance as mp

91% attendance rate

Attended 39 meetings out of 43

2017 committee attendance as mp

95% attendance rate

Attended 37 meetings out of 39

2016 committee attendance as mp

97% attendance rate

Attended 33 meetings out of 34

2015 committee attendance as mp

74% attendance rate

Attended 23 meetings out of 31

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

88% attendance rate

Attended 14 meetings out of 16

  • 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]


Registration Number Name Of Trusts Trustee/Beneficiary Details Of Benefits
IT 1437/2006 Hunsinger Family Trust Trustee Home (Residence) Flat (Property)


Location Extent Description
Malmesbury House and Flat Hunsinger Family Trust

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]


Sponsor Description
Taiwanese Government Official delegation to Taiwan - Dec. 2015 for 5 days


Registration Number Name Of Trusts Trustee/Beneficiary Details Of Benefits
IT 1437/2006 Hunsinger Family Trust rustee Home [Residence]


Location Description
Malmesburg House [in Family Trust]

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]


Registration Number Name Of Trusts Trustee/Beneficiary Details Of Benefits
IT 1437/2006 Hunsinger Family Trust Trustee Home [Residential]


Location Extent Description
Malmesbury Normal House [Family Trust]

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]


Nature Name of Company Nominal Value
Trustee Hunsinger Family Trust R3 500 000


Employer Approved Type of Business Name of Whip
Atwealth (Pty) Ltd [28%] No I received income until end of May 2014 when I resigned as shareholder and director Not Supplied


Type of Business Directorship/Partnership
Private Co. Atwealth
CC Memory Lane Trading (Two)
CC Trust Tax Accounting Atwealth

Committee appearances

  • Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill: deliberations 31 Oct 2018

    Mr C Hunsinger (DA) said some of the definitions had financial implications. He suggested that today’s exercise should not only focus on the text but also the financial implications that have changed.
  • Transport Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report 24 Oct 2018

    Mr C Hunsinger (DA) noted that there are about 23 references dating back to 2013/14 to present in this document. He acknowledged that it is a huge task to compile a document of this magnitude and must be exhausting for the authors. What is the purpose and reasons for ...
  • PRASA & Railway Safety Regulator 2017/18 Annual Reports 17 Oct 2018

    Mr C Hunsinger (DA) said it was critical for all the executives responsible to give clarity, as the brief given showed the reason why RSR had suspended the operational licence of PRASA. He suggested that RSR give Members the report to ensure that it engaged with the executive of PRASA.
  • SANRAL, C-BRTA & SAMSA 2017/18 Annual Reports 16 Oct 2018

    Mr C Hunsinger (DA) said he had checked new road constructions and acknowledged that SANRAL built good roads. He observed that SANRAL had a track record for unqualified audit opinions with findings and expressed concerns on its liquidity. He asked what steps it was taking to clear misstatements in its ...
  • RAF & RTIA 2017/18 Annual Reports 11 Oct 2018

    Mr C Hunsinger (DA) commented that the RAF board was in a unique position because its responsibilities covered a broad spectrum according to the Act, unlike the other boards they normally interacted with. He found it difficult to understand why the board allowed a payment of extravagant bonuses, even if ...

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 25 Sep 2018

    (a) How is his department or any of the entities reporting to him involved in the elections of the leadership of the SA National Taxi Council (SANTACO), (b) what reports have been provided to him and his department in this regard in the past three financial years, (c) what are ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 25 Sep 2018

    (a) What tenders have been (i) issued and (ii) awarded by SA National Roads Agency SOC Ltd in the past three financial years, (b) what were the reasons for the delay in awarding tenders in each instance, (c) to whom were they awarded, (d) what criteria was used to determine ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 25 Sep 2018

    With reference to his reply to question 1040 on 4 May 2018, (a) on what date was the committee established, (b) who are the members of the committee, (c) who elected the members, (d) what number of meetings have been held to date and (e) on which date were these ...

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • Appropriation Bill 15 Jul 2014

    Hon House Chairperson, hon members, the hon Minister has an exciting assignment in Transport. It would be instrumental in what hon President Zuma described as an opportunity to embark on radical socioeconomic transformation. Referring to the National Development Plan, the President was clear in announcing that "the economy takes centre ...

All Plenary Appearances