Economic Development And Tourism

Mpumalanga Department Budget for 2016-17


An Inclusive, Global Competitive Economy


Drive economic growth that creates decent employment and promote sustainable development through partnership.

Core functions and responsibilities

The core function and responsibilities of the Department is to develop policies aimed at growing the economy to create jobs in the Province and can be summarized as follows:

  • Stimulate economic growth in the province by facilitating support and development of business enterprises, promote economic transformation, and provide strategic economic development support to municipalities

  • Support the development of industry within the key economic sectors of the province and create a conducive environment for trade and investment. By ensuring growth in exports and direct investment, facilitate the implementation of economic infrastructure projects and the development of competitive growth sectors in the Province

  • Regulate the Liquor and Gambling Industry and to create enabling legislative environment for Business to operate as well as the facilitation of fair trade and effective Consumer Protection.

  • Provision of economic policy direction and strategies in addition to conducting research on the provincial economy to inform strategy development by providing information on the economy in order to enable better decision making, monitoring and evaluating the impact of provincial policy and departmental programmes designed for sustained economic development.

  • Ensure tourism sector policy development, regulation and compliance and promotion of sector transformation in the province

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