Department: Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs

Contact details

Physical: 34 Markgraaf Street, Westdene, 9301
Postal: Private Bag X20801, Bloemfontein, 9300
Tel: 051 404 9600
Fax: 051 400 4732


The mission of the Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs is to provide sound economic and environmental management systems that ensure economic development and poverty reduction in the Free State.

The Department's constitutional mandates require it to oversee and administer the following: trade; tourism; casinos, racing, gambling and wagering, excluding lotteries and sports pools; consumer protection; environment; industrial promotion; nature conservation; pollution control; provincial public enterprises; soil conservation; and liquor licenses and control of undertakings that sell liquor to the public.

Furthermore, the Department's constitutional mandate emphasises that everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

Office Bearers/Management

Dr B Malakoane
Head of Department
Ms G Brown

Dr Benny Malakoane
Head of Department:
Ms G Brown
Senior Management:
Mr Lucas Mahoa (Office Manager: MEC)
Mr Murendeni Nndanduleni (Office Manager: HOD)
Communications Officers:
Mr Tau Kgotso (Head: Communication)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002016/172015/162014/152013/14
AUDIT OUTCOMEQualifiedQualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriationn/a469 896449 974440 196
Actual Expendituren/a463 825432 055432 354
Employee Compensationn/a213 471195 033179 251
Goods and Servicesn/a94 88686 17490 964
Capital Assetsn/a23 17012 32224 498
Unauthorised Expendituren/a---
Irregular Expendituren/a29 4524274 375
Fruitless & Wasteful Expendituren/a193-274
Posts Approvedn/an/a837816
Posts Filledn/an/a623641
Sources n/a n/a Annual ReportAnnual Report

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