You are here >> Home Page >> About Us >> Overview


The National Agricultural Marketing Council was established in terms of the MAP Act No. 47 of 1996, as amended by Act No 59 of 1997 and Act No. 52 of 2001. We provide strategic advice to the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on the marketing of agricultural products.


Strategic positioning of agriculture in a dynamic global market.



To provide agricultural marketing advisory services to key stakeholders in support of a vibrant agricultural marketing system in South Africa.

Strategic Objectives

The work of the NAMC is aligned to the four strategic objectives as set out in Section 2 of the MAP Act, 1996 namely;


  • to increase market access for all market participants;
  • to promote the efficiency of the marketing of agricultural products;
  • to optimise export earnings from agricultural products; and
  • to enhance the viability of the agricultural sector.

Altogether, the NAMC serves through the following initiatives:


  • BRICS Centre, Research on Trade, Linking farmers to markets, Monitoring food prices and inputs costs, as well as value chain.
  • Development Schemes aimed at leveraging the potential of smallholder agriculture through partnerships, as well as technical assistance and training programmes;
  • Industry Trusts; bridging the communication gap between Industry and the Ministry;
  • Statutory Measures; investigating statutory measure applications;



Marketing of Agricultural Products Amendment Bill 2013


Composition of the Council is represented by members across the sector. Its mandate is that off advising the Minister on matters relating to statutory measures, agricultural marketing policy and reporting on the performance of the NAMC.
(Attached find Council Members Profile)


Audit and Risk Committee
The committee was established to monitor the effectiveness of NAMC internal control systems, reviewing of financial reports and statements and ensuring risks associated in the delivery of NAMC Mandate are identified and strategies developed.
Paul Keith Slack (Chairperson)
Zamikaya Xalisa (Chief Executive Officer)
Antoinette Ngwenya
Nonie Mokose
Gerhardus Schutte

Human Resources and Remuneration Committee

The committee is delegated with the responsibility to ensure fairness and equity strives at the NAMC. Its upmost task is that of reviewing Human Resources policies and advising Council on steps taken to implement the HR Charter.

Sindile Faku (Chairperson)
Zamikaya Xalisa (Chief Executive Officer)
Fezeka Mkile
Happy Mohane
Virginia Nkobi
Tshepiso Maphatane



The NAMC has the mandate to establish a Section 7 Committee whenever it deems necessary to investigate industry issues. The structure of the Section 7 Committee normally consists of Industry representatives/associations, Members of the NAMC Council, and Non Government Organisation (NGO’s) representatives (i.e. workers unions, trade unions etc).

The formation of section 7 committee is based on the decision by the NAMC Council which has the powers to approve the formation of the Section 7 Committee. The decision to establish a Section 7 Committee amongst others is based on the following:


  1. An identified need for a multi stakeholder forum – to harmonise programs and roles of various stakeholders in order to strategically position the industry to take full advantage(s) of growing demand or opportunities in dynamic markets.
  2. The underlying belief for establishing a multi-stakeholder forum is to prevent differing viewpoints that emerges from a certain policy or industry issue which can crippled the industry’s prosperity if not addressed in an inclusive process. The multi stakeholder forum then creates a platform for various role-players to voice their opinion/solution and enables everyone to reach a consensus in an inclusive and democratic process.


Zamikaya Xalisa Chief Executive Officer
Sarah Netili Chief Finance Officer
Simphiwe Ngqangweni Senior Manager: Markets and Economic Research Centre
Virginia Nkobi Senior Manager: Human Resources
Schalk Burger Senior Manager: Statutory Measures
Khumbuzile Mosoma Senior Manager: Agribusiness Development
Bonani Nyhodo Acting Senior Manager: Agricultural Trusts
Tshepiso Maphatane Manager Compliance and Risk


There are currently no vacancies