A Province where economic growth and sound environmental management underpin sustainable
To lead economic and environmental management in the Eastern Cape.
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.
The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year: