05 June 2020 - NW725
Breytenbach, Adv G to ask the President of the Republic
(1)With reference to his announcement on 15 March 2020, (a) on which existing Act of Parliament, regulation or provision of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, (a) did he rely to establish the National Command Council (NCC) to lead the Government’s national response to the coronavirus outbreak and (b) from which existing Act of Parliament, regulation or provision of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, does the NCC derive its power, responsibility, functions and duties;
- The National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) – originally known as the NCC – was established as a committee of Cabinet by the Cabinet in its meeting of 15 March 2020.
- The NCCC coordinates government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The NCCC makes recommendations to Cabinet on measures required in terms of the national state of disaster. Cabinet makes the final decisions.