Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs

KwaZulu-Natal Department Budget for 2015-16


The vision of the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DEDTEA) is: Leading the attainment of inclusive and sustainable economic growth for job creation.


The department’s mission is to: Provide leadership and facilitate integrated economic planning, be a catalyst for economic transformation and sustainable development, implement strategies that drive economic growth and promote sound environmental management, create a conducive environment for trade, investment and tourism and monitor and enforce sound business and consumer regulations.

Core functions

The department’s core functions are summarised as follows:

  • To drive the economic development strategies of the province.

  • To facilitate strategies to enhance the competitiveness of priority sectors of the economy, in line with the industrial development strategy.

  • To promote the development of small business and social enterprises.

  • To promote and facilitate economic empowerment programmes.

  • To manage the Enterprise Development and Growth Funds.

  • To provide an effective and efficient consumer protection service.

  • To ensure effective and prudent business regulation in the province.

  • To provide effective and efficient environmental management.

  • To provide conservation services

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.

Business Regulation and Governance
Economic Planning
Environmental Affairs
Integrated Economic Development Services
Trade and Sector Development

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
Payments for capital assets - Software and other intangible assets
Payments for financial assets -
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
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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