The Department’s vision is a Western Cape that has a vibrant, innovative, and sustainable economy,
characterised by growth, employment and increasing equity, and built on the full potential of all.
To achieve the vision statement as noted above, the Department of Economic Development and
Tourism will provide leadership to the Western Cape economy through the Department’s
understanding of the economy, its ability to identify economic opportunities and potential, and its
contribution to government economic priorities.
*The Department will also act as a catalyst for the transformation of the economy and respond to the
challenges and opportunities of its economic citizens, in order to support the government’s goal of
creation of opportunities for businesses and citizens to grow the economy and employment.
Lastly, it will contribute to the provision of a predictable, competitive, equitable and responsible
environment for investment, enterprise and trade.
With the adoption of Strategic Goal 1: Create opportunities for growth and jobs and its subsequent
Strategic directive, the primary focus for Vote 12: Economic Development and Tourism is squarely placed on
delivering effectively on the provision of an enabling business environment which will allow for the private
sector to grow the economy and create jobs.
Furthermore, there is a national drive and commitment to create jobs. This is demonstrated by the numerous
incentives associated with National Government’s approach to economic stimulation policies, where the
emphasis has been placed on the creation of “real work opportunities”.
In this context, this Department, has emphasised a strategic approach that will be grounded in the need to:
Create opportunities for growth;
Increase work opportunities for all citizens;
Creating an enabling environment for business and citizenry growth and development; and
Creating a competitive and productive economic Province.
The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the budget for the new financial year.
A department's programmes are the activities that it spends money on during the financial year. Different programmes have different expenditure budgets, depending on their requirements and available finances. More detail on the programmes is available in the department's Estimates of Provincial Expenditure documents.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.
The Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (AEPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the adjusted budget.
Budgeted and actual expenditure/allocations for a department can increase or decrease from year to year. Changes in expenditure for a department can be because of changes in the activities of the department, because of changes in priorities between departments, because of cost efficiencies or because of increases in the price of goods and services due to inflation.
The chart shows the department’s actual expenditure for past years, and budgeted expenditure for the current year and the upcoming three years of the medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF). By adjusting these numbers to take inflation into account, it is possible to determine if a department’s expenditure is really increasing or decreasing in real terms, as compared to the rest of the economy.
Previous financial years indicate actual expenditure while upcoming financial years indicate estimated expenditure:
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year:
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