Economic Development

Gauteng Department Budget for 2015-16


A radically transformed, modernised and re-industrialised economy in Gauteng, manifesting decent work, economic inclusion and equity.


The mission of the Department of Economic Development (DED), in pursuit of its vision, is to:

  • Ensure radical transformation, modernisation and re-industrialisation of the Gauteng economy;

  • Provide an enabling policy and legislative environment for equitable economic growth and development;

  • Develop and implement programmes and projects that will:
  • Revitalise Gauteng’s township economies;

  • Build a new smart, green, knowledge-based economy and industries;

  • Ensure decent employment and inclusion in key economic sectors;

  • Facilitate radical economic transformation, modernisation and re-industrialisation;

  • Include the marginalised sectors of women, youth and persons with disabilities in mainstream economic activities;

  • Establish appropriate partnerships for delivery; and

  • Ensure the DED effectively and efficiently delivers on its mandate
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