Department: Economic Development and Tourism

Contact details

Physical: 11th Floor, NBS Waldorf Building, 80 St George's Mall, Cape Town, 8001
Postal: PO Box 979, Cape Town, 8000
Tel: 021 483 5065
Fax: 021 483 7527


The mission of the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism is to provide leadership to the Western Cape economy through the Department's understanding of the economy, its ability to identify economic opportunities and potential, and its contribution to government economic priorities. The Department also aims to act as a catalyst for the transformation of the economy and respond to the challenges and opportunities of its economic citizens, in order to support the government's goal of creation of opportunities for businesses and citizens to grow the economy and employment. Lastly, it aims to contribute to the provision of a predictable, competitive, equitable and responsible environment for investment, enterprise and trade.

The Department's strategic objectives are to develop and implement the economic strategic plan and policies in support of achieving opportunities for jobs and growth; create an enabling environment (minimal hurdles, sustainable business growth, investment and job creation) through improvement in the regional business confidence index and growth in the employment rate; facilitate demand-led, private sector driven government support for growth industries and business by increasing the value of exports; and improve the competitiveness of the region through infrastructure-led economic growth.

Office Bearers

Mr A Winde
Head of Department
Mr S Fourie

Mr Alan Winde (Minister)
Head of Department:
Mr Solly Fourie
Ms M Abrahams
Chief Directors:
Ms J Johnston (Strategic Initiatives)
Mr J Peters (Integrated Economic Development Services)
Mr A Phillips (Skills Development and Innovation)
Ms L Schuurman (Tourism, Arts and Entertainment)
Mr N Joseph (Economic Planning)
Adv A Searle (Business Regulation and Governance)
Senior Management:
Communications Officers:
Ms Susan Davis (Deputy Director: Communications)
Mr Bronwynne Jooste (Media Liaison Officer)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEClean AuditClean AuditClean AuditClean Audit
Total Final Appropriationn/a529 092389 290315 585
Actual Expendituren/a520 575375 446314 344
Employee Compensationn/a96 34190 79180 253
Goods and Servicesn/a98 03378 84468 734
Capital Assetsn/a3 4973 0772 520
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a--522
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a---
Posts Approvedn/a249245252
Posts Filledn/a215178193
Sources n/a Annual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report

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