The Council consists of 210 Councillors, of whom 105 are Ward Councillors and 105 Proportional Representative (PR) Councillors. The Members of the Mayoral Committee (MMCs) also form part of the Council.
In terms of the Municipal Structures Act, an executive mayor must appoint a mayoral committee from the elected councillors to assist him or her. An executive mayor may delegate specific responsibilities and powers to MMCs.
The Executive Mayor of Tshwane is supported by a team of ten MMCs, each with a different portfolio focusing on particular departments in the Municipality. Each MMC chairs a portfolio committee made up of a number of councillors. The Mayoral Committee considers reports of the portfolio committees and submits them to the Council for approval.