Department: Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism

Contact details

Physical: Beacon Hill, Hockley Close, King William's Town, 5605
Postal: Private Bag X0054, Bhisho, 5605
Tel: 043 605 7000
Fax: 043 605 7303


The vision of the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism is of a province where economic growth and sound environmental management underpin sustainable development. Its main strategic goal is innovation for sustainable development, with the strategic objectives being to improve organisational performance, local economic participation, emission reduction, carbon reduction and green economy initiatives, and to secure the provincial conservation status.

The primary mandate change resulted from the formalisation of the 12 key outcomes identified and agreed to by the National Cabinet. The Department had to adjust its strategic plan to demonstrate the following outcomes: decent employment through inclusive economic growth; an efficient, competitive and responsive economic infrastructure network; environmental assets and natural resources that are well protected and continually enhanced; an efficient, effective and development-orientated public service; and an empowered, fair and inclusive citizenship.

Office Bearers/Management

Mr S Somyo
Head of Department
Mr B Gxilishe

Mr Sakhumzi Somyo
Head of Department:
Mr Bongani Gxilishe
Chief of Staff:
Ms Akhona Tinta
Mr Leon Els (Cacadu Regional Office)
Mr Sizakele Gabula (Acting: OR Tambo Regional Office)
Mr Zola Hewu (Amathole Regional Office)
Mr Mzukisi Mboto (Joe Gqabi Regional Office)
Mr Cira Ngetu (Chris Hani Regional Office)
Mrs Tembakazi Tshefu (Alfred Nzo Regional Office)
Senior Management:
Ms Siyabulela Onceya (Office Manager)
Communications Officers:
Mr Thobile Gowa (Media Liaison Officer)
Ms Noncedo Mangcotywa (Communications and Marketing)
Mr Siphiwo Sam Mazosiwe (Parliamentary Liaison Officer)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriation1 305 0541 460 3401 388 127933 309
Actual Expenditure1 246 3511 137 6531 353 816807 407
Employee Compensation216 292214 291194 490180 835
Goods and Services177 563145 958105 669101 216
Capital Assets95 50048 47114 89010 953
Unauthorised Expenditure4 430---
Irregular Expenditure148 17628 77330 4079 288
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure221351 921-
Posts Approvedn/a621616668
Posts Filledn/a572598594
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