The Council consists of 214 councillors, of whom 107 are ward councillors and 107 proportional representative (PR) councillors. The Members of the Mayoral Committee (MMCs) also form part of the Council.
In terms of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998 (Act 117 of 1998), 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.