President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the media. Picture: GCIS

PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa will chair a virtual meeting on the President’s Coordinating Council on Tuesday ahead of the country’s expected move to a level 1 lockdown.

A statement issued by the presidency indicates that the coordinating council will be co-chaired by the president and deputy president David Mabuza, and will also include ministers, premiers and leadership of the South African Local Government Association.

The presidency confirmed that the meeting will focus on a report from the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) on the country’s response to the pandemic.

Ramaphosa is also expected chair a virtual meeting of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) on progress towards the finalisation of a national economic recovery plan.

“The social partners – government, business, labour and community – have been meeting over the last few weeks to develop a common approach to rebuilding the economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic,” the Presidency said.

Nedlac is a dialogue platform that brings together social partners in developing effective policies to promote economic growth and increase participation in economic decision making and social equity in South Africa.


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