Economic And Small Business Development, Tourism And Environmental Affairs

Free State Department Budget for 2018-19


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)


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


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

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.

Economic And Small Business Development
Environmental Affairs

Budgeted spending by programme for Economic Classification items

Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.

Current Payments - Compensation Of Employees
Current Payments - Goods And Services
Payments For Capital Assets - Buildings And Other Fixed Structures
Payments For Capital Assets - Machinery And Equipment
Payments For Capital Assets - Software And Other Intangible Assets
Transfers And Subsidies - Departmental Agencies And Accounts
Transfers And Subsidies - Foreign Governments And International Organisations
Transfers And Subsidies - Households
Transfers And Subsidies - Public Corporations And Private Enterprises
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