The Eastern Cape provincial government, through its Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT), offers a number of services that help:

  1. stimulate the economy and create jobs in the province
  2. manage and protect the natural environment.

Some direct assistance on specialised services is provided by the Department while the majority of high-impact services are provided by entities such as Coega, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation, Eastern Cape Gambling Board, East London Industrial Development Zone and Eastern Cape Liquor Board.

A selection of the services offered include:

  • Business development
  • Business support
  • Conference facilities
  • Funding
  • Finance
  • Investor services
  • Regulatory services
  • Social awareness.



Environmental management

Environmental management

The Department’s regulates environmental management through environmental impact assessments, compliance and enforcement, air quality and biodiversity management.

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Economic development

Economic development

The Department’s economic development and tourism programme is primarily responsible for promoting and administering sustainable economic development and job creation.

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