Mr Chris Hunsinger

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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.

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Attendance of committee meetings:

2022 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate (1 of 1 )

2021 committee attendance as mp

90% attendance rate (43 of 48 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

98% attendance rate (42 of 43 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

96% attendance rate (24 of 25 )

2018 committee attendance as mp

92% attendance rate (45 of 49 )

2017 committee attendance as mp

95% attendance rate (37 of 39 )

2016 committee attendance as mp

97% attendance rate (33 of 34 )

2015 committee attendance as mp

74% attendance rate (23 of 31 )

2014 committee attendance as mp

(From the start of the Fifth Parliament)

88% attendance rate (14 of 16 )

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 C Hunsinger (DA) supported a narrow public participation process restricted to written submissions. He stressed that when he had ...

Mr C Hunsinger (DA) was also uncertain about the implications of using ‘amalgamated’ in this context, as opposed to the ...

Mr C Hunsinger (DA) proposed that the item be postponed as the documents were clearly not ready and the staff ...

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.

Whether, whilst our train services are in the lowest state ever and the bank balance of the Railway Safety Regulator ...

What are the reasons that so little progress and improvement has been made by the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR), given ...

What (a) is the basis on which (i) the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and (ii) Metrorail are ...

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.

Yes, Chair.

Thank you, Chair. More of the 12 entities under the Department of Transport pose a fiscal risk to South Africa's struggling economy than ever before, one of which is the ...

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

Not applicable

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Not applicable

Value Description Source

Not applicable

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

House & Flat Registerred in Trust

Malmesbury

House 530 square metres on 1100 square plot Flat 200 square metres

Public/Private Source

Not applicable

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

Not applicable

Description of Journey Sponsor

Not applicable

Description of Benefit Source

Not applicable

Extent Description of Assistance/Sponsorship Source of Sponsorship

Not applicable

Type of Business Name of Employer

Not applicable

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

Not applicable

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

Hunsinger Family Trust

Trustee/Beneficiary

IT1437/2006

Family Home & Flat

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value

House

Husinger Family Trust

R3,5 million

Flat

IT 1437/2006

R1,0 million

Value Description Source

R500.00

File, pen, cap and memory stick

RTMC,ATNS as per oversight visit 26-30 August 2019

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

Husinger Family Trust

Trustee

Asset of properties.

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

Home - R3600 000 Flat - R720 000

Barocca 8

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

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

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

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