Western Cape Department: Economic Development and Tourism

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 979, Cape Town, 8000
Physical 11th Floor, NBS Waldorf Building, 80 St George's Mall, Cape Town, 8001
Tel 021 483 9226


The Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s vision is a Western Cape that has a vibrant, innovative and sustainable economy, characterised by economic growth and employment. To attain this vision, the Department will provide leadership to the Western Cape economy through its understanding of the economy, its ability to identify economic opportunities and potential, and its contribution to government economic priorities.

The Vision Inspired Priority (VIP 2: Growth and Jobs) of the Provincial Strategic Plan (PSP) captures the provincial measures of success, which are to grow the economy and jobs over the next five years. The Department will contribute to growing employment by increasing the competitiveness of the province, which will enable increased investment, economic growth, and real job opportunities. Economic growth and inclusive job creation can be propelled by driving regional competitiveness, attracting investment, investing in infrastructure, and growing exports. This is underpinned by resource resilience, which can either constrain or enable economic growth.

Given the structural nature of our economy, issues of equality of access to opportunities are considered throughout these focus areas. Improving the overall business environment is vital.

The Department will enhance the productive and competitive capability of the provincial economy. It will catalyse economic growth and employment creation through accelerating the ease of doing business; boosting private sector investment and promoting exports; enterprise development; scaling up work opportunities; and ensuring economic resilience.

Reporting Entities

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