Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism

Eastern Cape Department Budget for 2015-16


A Province where economic growth and sound environmental management underpin sustainable development.


To lead economic and environmental management in the Eastern Cape.

Core functions and responsibilities

The department’s strategic goal is “DEDEAT will be recognised as an innovative, professional organisation, which facilitates and regulates participation in a growing low-carbon provincial economy” The core functions are summarised as follows:

  • To drive economic growth and development in the Eastern Cape;

  • To develop and promote the provincial tourism sector;

  • To provide consumer protection services, gambling and betting regulations, trade inspections and regulate the liquor industry; and

  • To develop regulatory frameworks and monitor the implementation of policy for the protection of biodiversity and the environment in the province.

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