Department Of Economic Development Environmental Affairs And Tourism
The vision of the Department Of Economic Development Environmental Affairs And Tourism is of a province where economic growth and sound environmental management underpin sustainable development. Its main strategic goal is innovation for sustainable development, with the strategic objectives being to improve organisational performance, local economic participation, emission reduction, carbon reduction and green economy initiatives, and to secure the provincial conservation status.
The primary mandate change resulted from the formalisation of the 12 key outcomes identified and agreed to by the National Cabinet. The Department had to adjust its strategic plan to demonstrate the following outcomes: decent employment through inclusive economic growth; an efficient, competitive and responsive economic infrastructure network; environmental assets and natural resources that are well protected and continually enhanced; an efficient, effective and development-orientated public service; and an empowered, fair and inclusive citizenship.
Economic development focus on four programmes: Integrated economy, trade and industry development, business regulation and governance, and economic planning.
Its environmental responsibilities centre on five programmes: Policy coordination and environmental planning, compliance and enforcement, environmental quality management, biodiversity management and environmental empowerment services.
To be the recognised leader in coordination and implementation of policies and strategies for sustainable and shared economic development and environmental management in the Eastern Cape”.
To promote and facilitate equitable, sustainable economic development and environmental management, through effective programmes, partnerships and people-centred service standards.
DEDEA is mandate to:
- Accelerate economic growth;
- Promote sustainable environmental management;
- Reduce economic inequalities;
- Diversify tourism development;
- Facilitate investment promotion.
- Our Values
- DEDEA is strongly committed to:
- Building a better life for all South Africans and a natural environment in which to live
- Transparency, service delivery and community participation as embodied in the Batho Pele Principles
- Fiscal responsibility enjoined on us by the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), 1999
- Transformation within the Department, within civil society and above all within the beautiful natural world that we all inhabit
- Innovation and Leadership
Positioning itself to achieve and accomplish its vision and mission, DEDEA is strategically divided into three programmes and an array of prudently structured sub-programmes. These programmes are Administration, Economic Development and Environmental Management. DEDEA vision is shared by all of its employees and gives a sense of belonging as well as the joy for dedication to serve our people with pride in fulfilling the mandate of the department.
- Integrated Economic Development service
- Trade and Industry Development
- Business Regulation and Governance
- Economic Planning
Economic Development Management
Integrated Economic Development service
|Local Economic Development|
Trade and Industry Development
|Trade and Industry Promotion|
Business Regulation and Governance
|Gambling and Betting|
|Policy and Planning|
|Research and Development|
|Monitoring and Evaluation|
Environment Affairs Management
Policy Coordination and Environmental Planning
|Intergovernmental Coordination, Spatial and Development Planning|
|Research and Development Support|
|Information Management Services|
Compliance and Enforcement
|Environmental Quality Management Authorisation, Compliance and Enforcement|
|Biodiversity Management Authorisation, Compliance and Enforcement|
|Coastal Authorisation, Compliance and Enforcement|
Environmental Quality Management
|Air Quality Management|
|Climate Change Management|
|Pollution and Waste Management|
|Coastal Pollution Management|
|Biodiversity and Protected Area Planning and Management|
|Conservation Agencies and Services|
|Coastal Resource Use|
Environmental Empowerment Services
|External Capacity Building and Support|
|Sector Skills Development and Training|
|Environmental Education and Awareness Raising|
Physical: Beacon Hill, Hockley Close, King William’s Town, 5605
Postal: Private Bag X0054, Bhisho, 5605
Tel: 043 605 7000
Fax: 043 605 7303