Mr Luyolo Mphithi

National Assembly

Luyolo Mphithi

About Luyolo Mphithi

Luyolo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, International Relations and Law, as well as a joint honour’s degree in International Relations and Political Science from the University of Witwatersrand. He is currently reading for his Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the University of Witwatersrand.

The DA Youth Leader also holds a certificate in Political Formations and Structures from the International Academy of Leadership (IAF) in Germany, Gummersbach; a certificate in Research Methodology from Bowdoin College in Michigan, USA; and a certificate in Public Management from Syracuse University in New York, USA.

Luyolo was awarded the Ernst Oppenheimer Memorial Scholarship, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship, and the Mandela Washington Fellowship (Barack Obama’s flagship leadership programme). These awards have solidified a strong need in Luyolo to give back, not only to his community but to society as a whole.

The DA Youth Leader was named as one of The Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans in Politics in 2017. He was further named by Avance Media as one the 100 most influential Young South Africans of 2017 in Politics.

Luyolo is a graduate of the DA’s Young Leaders Programme and has served in numerous roles in the DA such as DASO leader at the University of Witwatersrand in 2012 and provincial Gauteng deputy chair for DA Youth in 2012.

He is a member of the DA Federal Council, representing the Johannesburg Region. And he also serves on the African Liberal Youth (ALY) as the treasurer – his role revolves around supporting youth organisations and political youth structures across Africa.

In 2017, he represented the ALY at the African Liberal Network conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Where he and the committee championed the need for woman leaders in Africa.

Previously, Luyolo Mphithi served as a City councillor for the City of Johannesburg, representing the constituency of Meadowlands, Soweto, in the City Council. He also served on the Public Safety Committee and Environment, Infrastructure and Services Committee.

Luyolo has also worked as a research and communication officer for the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature where he did research on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Human Settlements, Public Works, Roads and Transport and Public Safety, Security and Liaison. Luyolo has previously worked as a consultant for multiple institutions including Executive Research Associates, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Wits University, and the Department of International Relations and Co-Operation (DIRCO).

Currently, Luyolo serves as director of Political Administration for the City of Johannesburg where he serves as the head of department for Political Administration in the City and as a Federal DA Youth Leader. Source: DA

2021 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 14 meetings out of 14

2020 committee attendance as mp

74% attendance rate

Attended 28 meetings out of 38

2019 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate

Attended 13 meetings out of 16

Attendance Methodology

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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.



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Committee appearances

  • CGE Reports: State of Shelters in SA, Establishment of a national GBV structure; Oversight Visit Report 16 Mar 2021

    Mr L Mphithi (DA) said that they use violence against students which resulted in the death of Mthokozisi Ntumba who was just a passer-by coming to a clinic. This is tragic. He extended his deepest condolences to his family. The Committee must make recommendations to the Departments of Higher Education ...
  • NYDA Vacancies: Committee programme 9 Mar 2021

    Mr L Mphithi (DA) suggested that the initial CVs received should be published together with the shortlist so that the process is seen as transparent and everybody was able to view the process from the beginning to the end. An email was received from one of the candidates querying that ...
  • Commission for Gender Equality 2020/21 Quarter 3 performance 2 Mar 2021

    Mr L Mphithi (DA) made a recommendation that CGE send a detailed spreadsheet of all complaints they received along with an update of each case. The spreadsheet did not need to name the complainant. This would help the Committee establish the type of cases CGE deals with and the reasons ...
  • NYDA Quarter 3 2020/21 performance 23 Feb 2021

    Mr L Mphithi (DA) thanked the CEO for working with him to assist some young people who were still in the waiting line to secure the relief funds. Some young people do not have the resources to open a bank account or register at the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission ...
  • Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities 2020/21 Quarter 3 performance 16 Feb 2021

    Mr L Mphithi (DA) asked what has been the impact of the Medium-Term Strategic Framework on Programme 5: National Youth Development. It had an appropriation of R10.5 million and DWYPD has only spent R3.9 million (36.6%). What was it spent on? Why is it the least performing programme and spending ...

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Plenary appearances

  • WEDNESDAY, 4 DECEMBER 2019 4 Dec 2019

    House Chair, hon Minister, it was revealed at the portfolio committee that the department is paying the salary of the Deputy Minister and her office, I would like to find out from you, what is the amount that the department is paying the Deputy Minister and her office? [Interjections.]

    The ...

  • WEDNESDAY, 3 DECEMBER 2019 3 Dec 2019

    Thank you, Deputy Speaker. Jackson Katz makes a significant point on the framing of gender-based

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