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 17 meetings out of 17

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

Recent meetings attended

All meetings attended

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

  • Commission for Gender Equality 2021/2 Annual Performance Plan 11 May 2021

    Mr L Mphithi (DA) noted that there is a huge problem in the rural areas particularly for elderly women. The request is how does the Committee navigate through CGE to put work into developing mechanisms to deal with this. He asked what is being done by the CGE Commissioner allocated ...
  • Commission for Gender Equality 2021/2 Annual Performance Plan 11 May 2021

    Mr L Mphithi (DA) noted that there is a misalignment between what the Committee and what the Commission itself thinks the Commissioners are responsible for. When the Committee raises concerns about the poor state of GBV and victim-empowerment facilities and centres that are supposed to be protecting and helping victims, ...
  • National Youth Development Agency 2021/22 Annual Performance Plan 5 May 2021

    Mr L Mphithi (DA) felt that consultations in terms of the amendment bill had not been properly done. He said that Mr Carrim was aware that on many occasions when he visited the NYDA branches, many of the branch coordinators, teams and officials had no idea or knowledge of the ...
  • 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 ...

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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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