South Africa-Nigeria Joint Ministerial Advisory Council on Industry, Trade & Investment


The South Africa-Nigeria Joint Ministerial Advisory Council on Industry, Trade & Investment (JMACITI) was launched in Abuja in December 2021 on the side lines of the Binational Commission (BNC) meeting of the two governments and the State Visit to Nigeria by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The JMACITI is an effort to stimulate economic and social engagement in partnership between businesses and governments while boosting trade and investment and easing operational and market entry requirements.

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the DTIC) of South Africa and the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) of Nigeria will jointly coordinate the work of the Advisory Councils in each country.

The Ministries will be supported by companies and industry organizations in both countries, which sit on the country Advisory Councils, in addition to the Ministry representatives. They will be informed by the work of eight sectoral Working Groups chaired by industry leaders.


Mandate of the Advisory Council

  • Provide advisory support on industry, trade and investment matters to the relevant Ministers of both countries.
  • Advise the Ministers on any matters of industry, trade and investment that might compromise bilateral economic relations between the two countries.
  • Facilitate private sector interests from both countries in the interface with government.

Working Groups (South Africa)

Financial Services

Chaired by Lungisa Fuzile, CEO, Standard Bank South Africa


Chaired by Chiboni Evans, CEO, South African Electrotechnical Export Council

Manufacturing & Logistics

Chaired by Logan Moodley, CEO, Conlog

Digital Economy

Chaired by Avha Rathogwa, Chief Revenue Officer, Sizwe Africa IT Group

Auto Sector

Chair: TBC


Chair: TBC


Chair: TBC


Chair: TBC

Working Groups (Nigeria)

Coming soon