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. 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 10 meetings out of 10

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

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [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
Barocca 8 Home - R3600 000 Flat - R720 000 Hunsinger Family Trust

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]


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


Description Extent Location
Hunsinger Family Trust House and Flat Malmesbury

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]


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


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


Description Location
House [in Family Trust] Malmesburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]


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


Description Extent Location
House [Family Trust] Normal Malmesbury

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]


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


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


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

Committee appearances

  • Road Accident Fund & Cross-Border Road Transport Agency Annual Performance Plans 2019/20 3 Sep 2019

    Mr C Hunsinger (DA) expressed that he wanted to address the issue of attacks on trucks. He argued that this was a national crisis. He recommended that all agencies should play a huge role in addressing the current assault and attacks on trucks. Even though the C-BRTA presented this problem ...
  • Department of Transport Quarterly Reports, Capacity Building Session with AGSA 20 Aug 2019

    Mr Hunsinger (DA) thanked the Chairperson for his words of welcome and asked if it would be possible to raise the point about the Committee Week and the programme on the agenda.
  • Second Term Committee Programme 25 Jul 2019

    Mr C Hunsinger (DA) agreed with the concern raised by Mr Mangcu concerning the engagement with the Department. He pointed out the only opportunity to align KPAs and key indicators was to allow the Committee Researchers to prepare briefing notes on historic performances because as Members they were usually presented ...
  • Department of Transport budget: Committee Report 4 Jul 2019

    Mr C Hunsinger (DA) comments on the example of the Railway Safety Bill and the confusion of its submission to Cabinet (where in a previous report appeared to have already been submitted). He reminds the Chairperson that he previously requested a full list of all the legislation, which he suggests ...
  • Department of Transport 2019/20 Annual Performance Plan 3 Jul 2019

    Mr C Hunsinger (DA) asked about the balance between budget allocations and targets. There should have been an analysis of indicators in percentage terms for each of the quarters in the presentation. He asked if there was still any real commitment to pull through the Single Transport Economic Regulator, five ...

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 23 Aug 2019

    (1)What has he found were the reasons for not reporting on the 2018-19 Fourth Quarter expenditure; (2) whether the Railway Safety Bill has been submitted to Cabinet in the past five years; if so, (a) on what date was it submitted and (b) what was the outcome or decision ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 6 Aug 2019

    (a) What are the reasons for the decrease in the budget of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project from R6,3 billion in 2018-19 to R550,5 million in 2019-20, (b) which loans have become due for repayment in the past three years, (c) which loans will be due for payment ...
  • 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 ...

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