Economic And Small Business Development, Tourism And Environmental Affairs

Free State Department Budget for 2018-19

Mandate

There are several legislations and policies that the Department has to operate within as it conducts its mandate. Below is the main legislation the Department has to comply to:

  • Tourism second amendment Act, 2000 (Act No.70 of 2000)
  • National Environmental Management Act No. 107 of 1998, as amended
  • Environment Conservation Act No. 73 of 1989, as amended
  • National Environmental Management: Air Quality Management Act No. 39 of 2004
  • NEM: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No.10 of 2004)
  • NEM: Protected Areas Act, 2003 (Act No. 57 of 2003)
  • The Free State Nature Conservation Ordinance,1969 (Ord. No.8 of 1969)
  • Environment Conservation Act of 1989, as amended.
  • World Heritage Conservation Act, 1999
  • Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act, 1983 (Act No. 43 of 1983)
  • Animal Protection Act, 1962 (Act No. 71 of 1962)
  • National Forest Act, 1998 (Act No. 84 of 1998)
  • Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1998 (Act No. 101 of 1998)
  • Game Theft Act, 1991 (Act No. 105 of 1991)
  • National Heritage Resources, 1999 ( Act No. 25 of 1999)
  • National Water Act, 1998 (Act No. 36 of 1998)
  • Co-operative Act, 2005 (Act No 14. of 2005)

Vision

A transformed economy and a prosperous society that is living in harmony with its natural resources through integrated and sustainable economic growth.

Mission

Radically create a conducive, enabling environment for the creation of decent jobs, poverty and inequality reduction through sustainably managed environment and economic development programmes in the Free State

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