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

2020 committee attendance as mp

73% attendance rate

Attended 8 meetings out of 11

2019 committee attendance as mp

81% attendance rate

Attended 13 meetings out of 16

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Committee appearances

  • Subcommittee: Shortlisting of NYDA Candidates Day 2 2 Jul 2020

    Mr L Mphithi (DA) said of the two documents received, the first one had been dealt with but for the second one he had sheets one to five. Was there a sheet six?
  • Sub Committee: Shortlisting of Candidates Day 1 1 Jul 2020

    Mr L Mphithi (DA) asked if candidates who hold political office or political positions in a political party would be considered. He said the NYDA board should not focus on cadre deployment, and should not prioritise people from a political party in leadership, but rather young people who would ensure ...
  • Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Budget: Committee Report 2 Jun 2020

    Mr L Mphithi (DA) spoke about DWYPD mandate and said young people are struggling to find work, women are struggling with GBV, and people with disabilities are struggling to gain equality. The demands that South Africans have of this Department are not being met, as the DWYPD plans are inwardly ...
  • Commission for Gender Equality 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan 26 May 2020

    Mr L Mphithi (DA) asked about the draft commissioner programme sent to the Committee. Looking at the outcome and output performance indicators and targets, one could see that there were planned submissions relating to the Sexual Offences Act amendments, and other submissions for quarter 1. He asked that CGE clarify ...
  • National Youth Development Agency 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan 15 May 2020

    Mr L Mphithi (DA) commented he was still not convinced that the Department and NYDA has been able to have some form of synergy. There are still gaps that exist in the NYDA plans. This is something both the Department and NYDA should work closely on.

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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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