Mr Luyolo Mphithi

Member of the National Assembly

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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

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Attendance of committee meetings:

2022 committee attendance as mp

80% attendance rate (33 of 41 )

2021 committee attendance as mp

95% attendance rate (41 of 43 )

2020 committee attendance as mp

74% attendance rate (28 of 38 )

2019 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate (13 of 16 )

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Mr L Mphithi (DA) supported Ms Masiko’s sentiments and inquired if the Department had been informed about the communication that ...

In a management meeting with Ms F Masiko (ANC) and Mr L Mphithi (DA), she shared the outcome of her ...

Mr L Mphithi (DA) emphasised the need for youths to take responsibility for policy formulation, and said the amendment about ...

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What (a) are the details, including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors, from which (i) her department and (ii) ...

What (a) is the total number of international trips that (i) she and (ii) the officials in her Office undertook ...

Whether her Office, in line with its responsibility to monitor issues affecting women, complied any statistics of incidents of human ...

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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 ...

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

Declaration of interests

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Apartment

Johannesburg

43m2

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Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Never operated.

GLZ group of companies (deregistration process).

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R250

Ticket to theatre show

International Federation of Liberal Youth

R3000

Accommodation

National Democratic Institute - Conference

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Johannesburg

77m2

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City of Johannesburg

Type of Business Activity Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body

Consuting

GLZ Group of companies.

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Complex

Oakdene, Johannesburg,