Mr Sipho Emmanuel Hlomuka
MEC for Transport, Community Safety & Liaison
MEC Sipho Emmanuel Hlomuka currently serves as MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. He was appointed to this portfolio on 11 August 2022. Hlomuka previously served as the KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs from May 2019 to August 2022.
MEC Hlomuka holds a Masters’ Degree (2020) in Public Administration, an Honours Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (2003- 2004). He matriculated at Siyamukela High School in 1999.
Hlomuka currently also serves as ANC Deputy Secretary in KZN. He has served in various roles within the organization, including ANC uKhahlamba Region: Secretary (December 2014 to July 2018); ANC uKhahlamba Region: Deputy Secretary (March 2012 to December 2014); ANC Youth League uKhahlamba Region: Chair (June 2009 to November 2016); and KZN NYDA: Board member for two years.
He previously worked as Chief Operations Officer at the Ladysmith/ Mnambithi Local Municipality (June 2013 to February 2015) where he gained insight into the sphere of local government and the prescripts that govern it. He also served as District Manager at uThukela for the Department of Public Works (April 2008 to May 2013).
The MEC has prioritised making sure that the province turns the tide against the high levels of crime. “Working closely with the South African Police Service, Community Crime Prevention structures, Amakhosi and community leaders from the public and the private sector, we remain steadfast in our commitment of creating and maintaining a safer living environment for all our people. An environment where our children, and women always feel safe. An environment where people of different nationalities, religious and cultural backgrounds live and work together in harmony,” he commented.