An Inclusive, Globally Competitive Economy
Drive economic growth that creates decent employment and promote sustainable development through partnerships.
Furthermore, the focus of the Department was to conduct research in order to assist in identifying gaps in the economy and suggest possible intervention. To this end, the outcome of the research including suggestions will be communicated to all municipalities for implementation.
Following the 2014 general elections, the fifth Provincial Administration prioritised five priority sectors with the potential to create the much needed jobs and could thus assist in reducing unemployment, poverty and inequality in the Province. These five priority sectors are: Agriculture, ICT, Tourism, Manufacturing and Mining. These sectors are the basis of the support the Department is providing to small businesses and co-operatives, and this has resulted in the following priorities aimed strengthening the said support:
Development of the Provincial Tourism Act
Development of the Township Strategy
SMME Development Strategy
Development of the Informal Sector Strategy
Support infrastructure projects aimed at supporting co-operatives in these sectors
Conduct research and produce a plan for the green economy
Develop the Tourism Act
In terms of role delineation between the Department and its Public Entities, the Executive Council
Lekgotla has adopted the Organisational Re-design Report which paves the way for the new organisational structure of the Department and remodeling of the Public Entities, particularly MEGA and MTPA
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: