15 March 2020 – Establishment of National Command Council to coordinate disaster resopnse

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Executive Office
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creating and using advisory groups or committees
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: President

Overview: Establishment of a National Command Council chaired by the President.The Command Council includes, amongst others, members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee and will meet three times a week to coordinate all aspects of the extraordinary emergency response.

Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/statement-president-cyril-ramaphosa-measures-combat-covid-19-epidemic-15-mar-2020-0000

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, National – other