Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism

Eastern Cape Department Budget for 2017-18


Sustainable development underpinned by ecpnomic groowth and sound environmental management.


To lead economic development and environmental management in the Easter Cape.

Core functions

The core functions of the department are summarised as follows:

  • To drive economic growth and development in the Eastern Cape;

  • To develop and promote the provincial tourism sector;

  • To provide consumer protection services,gambling and betting regulations, trade inspection and regulate the liquor industry;and

  • To develop regulatory frameworks and monitor the implementation of policies for the protection of biodiversity and environment in the province.

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