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.

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.

Economic Development and Tourism
Environmental Affairs

Budgeted spending by programme for Economic Classification items

Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.

Current payments - Compensation of employees
Current payments - Goods and services
Payments for capital assets - Machinery and equipment
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Higher education institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Non-profit institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities
Transfers and subsidies - Public corporations and private enterprises
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