Promoting Sustainable & Shared
Economic Growth & Development

 

ABOUT US


Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development and Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT)

 

The Department of Economic Development and Environmental Affairs (DEDEA) form part of the Eastern Cape Provincial Government and is mandated to spearhead growth and development of provincial economy and is committed to improving the lives of all its citizens. The policy priorities are derived from the Provincial Growth and Development Plan (PGDP), Provincial Industrial Strategy, and other high impact policy and linkages to initiatives such as Accelerated Skills Growth Initiative of South Africa – Eastern Cape and Provincial Job Summit Resolutions. These policy priorities serve as the key drivers in transforming the province’s socio-economic agenda.

 

DEDEAT Vision

 To be the recognised leader in coordination and implementation of policies and strategies for sustainable and shared economic development and environmental management in the Eastern Cape”.

 

DEDEAT Mission

 To promote and facilitate equitable, sustainable economic development and environmental management, through effective programmes, partnerships and people-centred service standards.

 

DEDEA is mandate to:

• Accelerate economic growth;
• Promote sustainable environmental management;
• Reduce economic inequalities;
• Diversify tourism development;
• Facilitate investment promotion.

Our Values

DEDEA is strongly committed to:
• Building a better life for all South Africans and a natural environment in which to live
• Transparency, service delivery and community participation as embodied in the Batho Pele Principles
• Fiscal responsibility enjoined on us by the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), 1999
• Transformation within the Department, within civil society and above all within the beautiful natural world that we all inhabit
• Innovation and Leadership


Positioning itself to achieve and accomplish its vision and mission, DEDEA is strategically divided into three programmes and an array of prudently structured sub-programmes. These programmes are Administration, Economic Development and Environmental Management.  DEDEA vision is shared by all of its employees and gives a sense of belonging as well as the joy for dedication to serve our people with pride in fulfilling the mandate of the department.

 

DEDEA PROGRAMMES

 

Economic Development

 

• Integrated Economic Development service
• Trade and Industry Development
• Business Regulation and Governance
• Economic Planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economic Development Management

 

 

Integrated Economic Development service

 

Enterprise Development

Local Economic Development

Economic Empowerment

 

 

Trade and Industry Development

 

Trade and Industry Promotion

Sector Development

Industry Development

 

 

Business Regulation and Governance

 

Corporate Governance

Consumer Protection

Liquor Regulation

Gambling and Betting

 

 

Economic Planning

 

Policy and Planning

Research and Development

Knowledge Management

Monitoring and Evaluation

 

 

 

Environment Affairs Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Management

 

Policy Coordination and Environmental Planning

Intergovernmental Coordination, Spatial and Development Planning

Legislative Development

Research and Development Support

Information Management Services

 

Compliance and Enforcement

Environmental Quality Management Authorisation, Compliance and Enforcement

Biodiversity Management Authorisation, Compliance and Enforcement

Coastal Authorisation, Compliance and Enforcement

 

 

Environmental Quality Management

Impact Management

Air Quality Management

Climate Change Management

Pollution and Waste Management

Coastal Pollution Management

 

 

Biodiversity Management

Biodiversity and Protected Area Planning and Management

Conservation Agencies and Services

Coastal Resource Use

 

Environmental Empowerment Services

External Capacity Building and Support

Sector Skills Development and Training

Environmental Education and Awareness Raising