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.
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
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: