An Inclusive, Global Competitive Economy
Drive economic growth that creates decent employment and promote sustainable
development through partnership.
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
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
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
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: