Mr Chris Hunsinger

Formerly: 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. 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, as MMC for Finance & Economic Development, Portfolio Chairperson for Finance at the Swartland Municipality, a Member of the Provincial Executive Council with SALGA.

In terms of civic contribution, in 2006, Mr 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, Mr 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.

2019 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 4 meetings out of 4

2018 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate

Attended 45 meetings out of 49

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.

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.



Fetching the latest messages to Chris Hunsinger…

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

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 16 Apr 2019

    (1)(a) What is the total number of arrests that were made by the Rail Enforcement Unit of the City of Cape Town (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2018 and (b) for what crime was each individual arrested; (2) will this ...
  • Questions asked to the Ms D Carter (Cope) to ask Minister of Health 9 Apr 2019

    (a) What is the position of the Government on the development of palliative care in the country and (b) how does the Government (i) intend to roll out palliative care and (ii) envisage working with and supporting community-based palliative care organisations?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 3 Apr 2019

    (a) What was the budget allocated for the 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Airports Company South Africa held in February 2019 in Sandton, (b) what budget line item did the funds come from, (c) what was the objective of the event and (d) how does the event contribute to ...

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