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.

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2021 committee attendance as mp

90% attendance rate

Attended 37 meetings out of 41

2020 committee attendance as mp

98% attendance rate

Attended 42 meetings out of 43

2019 committee attendance as mp

96% attendance rate

Attended 24 meetings out of 25

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 Methodology

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2019 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value
House Husinger Family Trust R3,5 million
Flat IT 1437/2006 R1,0 million

GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY

Value Description Source
R500.00 File, pen, cap and memory stick RTMC,ATNS as per oversight visit 26-30 August 2019

TRUSTS

Name of Trust Trustee/Beneficiary Registration Number Details of all benefits derived
Husinger Family Trust Trustee Asset of properties.

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]

TRUSTS

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Hunsinger Family Trust Home - R3600 000 Flat - R720 000 Barocca 8

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2017 [Source]

TRUSTS

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
Hunsinger Family Trust House and Flat Malmesbury

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2016 [Source]

TRAVEL

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

TRUSTS

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Location
House [in Family Trust] Malmesburg

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2015 [Source]

TRUSTS

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

LAND AND PROPERTY

Description Extent Location
House [Family Trust] Normal Malmesbury

Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2014 [Source]

SHARES AND OTHER FINANCIAL INTERESTS

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

REMUNERATED EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

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 AND PARTNERSHIPS

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

Committee appearances

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Questions

  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 4 Oct 2021

    Whether, with reference to his reply to question 687 on 3 April 2019, his department has withheld any transfers; if not, why not; if so, (a) what amount has been withheld, (b) from what date were transfers withheld and (c) what are the further relevant details?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 4 Oct 2021

    (1)Whether, with reference to the reply to question 898 on 20 April 2018, operating costs stated, only include the limited kerbside services; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, how is the huge cost of limited kerbside services justified; (2) whether the operational costs include payments ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Transport 4 Oct 2021

    On what date did the (a) Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) kerbside and (b) trunk route both become fully operational; (2) whether negotiations with taxi associations have been completed; if not, what are the obstacles preventing finalisation of the negotiations; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) on what date ...

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Plenary appearances

  • WEDNESDAY, 4 DECEMBER 2019 4 Dec 2019

    Yes, Chair.

  • WEDNESDAY, 4 DECEMBER 2019 4 Dec 2019

    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 SA National Roads Agency SOC Ltd or Sanral and, in particular, the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, GFip, with its divisive ...

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