Department Of Economic Development Western Cape

Department Of Economic Development Western Cape

Department Of Economic Development Western Cape

The  Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) provides leadership to the Western Cape Economy. It also acts as a catalyst for the transformation of the economy and responds to the challenges and opportunities of its economic citizens, in order to support the government’s goal of creation of opportunities for businesses and citizens to grow the economy and employment.
 

Vision of the Department Of Economic Development Western Cape

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s vision is a Western Cape that has a vibrant, innovative, and sustainable economy, characterised by growth, employment and equitable opportunities, and built on the full potential of all. The department’s organisational structure encompasses:

  • Administration
  • Integrated economic development
  • Trade and sector development
  • Business regulation and governance
  • Economic planning
  • Tourism, arts and entertainment
  • Skills development and innovation
  • Strategic initiatives

Mission of the Department Of Economic Development Western Cape

To achieve this vision, the department leads the Western Cape economy using its understanding of the regional economy, its ability to identify economic opportunities and potential, and its contribution to government economic priorities.
The department is the critical link between communities, business and government. It not only implements projects and programmes, but also influences economic growth, development and inclusion, a key strategic objective of the Western Cape Government.
Goal
The goal of the Department is to create the opportunities for businesses and citizens to grow the economy and employment. This will be achieved by embracing five key focus areas:

  • Economic strategy and policy
  • Enabling business environment
  • Demand-led private sector driven support
  • Infrastructure-led growth
  • Decreased skills gap

Department Of Economic Development Western Cape Contact Information

Street Address:
12th Floor, NBS Waldorf Building, 80 St George’s Mall, Cape Town, 8001
Postal Address:
PO Box 979, Cape Town, 8000
  1. General Enquiries
    Telephone:
    021 483 9226
  2. Head of Department
    Telephone:
    021 483 3840
    Email:
    ecohead@westerncape.gov.za
    Notes:
    Head of Department: Solly Fourie
  3. Office of the Head of the Department
    Telephone:
    021 483 9281
    Email:
    Akanksha.Malik-Nair@westerncape.gov.za
    Notes:
    Deputy Director: Akanksha Malik-Nair
    Head of Office
     
  4. Communications
    Telephone:
    021 483 9223
    Email:
    Martie.Carstens@westerncape.gov.za
    Notes:
    Deputy Director: Martie Carstens
  5. Integrated Economic Development Services
    Telephone:
    021 483 9437
    Email:
    Keagan.Carr@westerncape.gov.za
    Notes:
    Office Manager: Keagan Carr
  6. Trade and Sector Development
    Telephone:
    021 483 9318
    Email:
    Sharon.Daniels-Robertson@westerncape.gov.za
    Notes:
    Office Mananger: Sharon Daniels-Robertson
  7. Business Regulation and Governance
    Telephone:
    021 483 9178
    Email:
    Songezwa.Tibisono@westerncape.gov.za
    Notes:
    Secretary: Songezwa Tibisono
     
  8. Economic Planning
    Telephone:
    021 483 5976
    Email:
    Hayley.Lawrence@westerncape.gov.za
    Notes:
    Secretary: Hayley Lawrence
     
  9. Tourism, Arts and Entertainment
    Telephone:
    021 483 8767
    Email:
    Honjiswa.Malawu@westerncape.gov.za
    Notes:
    Secretary : Honjiswa.Malawu
  10. Skills Development and Innovation
    Telephone:
    021 483 9101
    Email:
    Shannon.Okkers@westerncape.gov.za
    Notes:
    Personal Assistant: Shannon Okkers