Attainment of a radically transformed growing, inclusive, innovative and
sustainable economy, thereby optimizing employment in KwaZulu-Natal.
To provide creative and innovative leadership towards:
Facilitating integrated economic planning and
Being a catalyst for economic transformation job
creation and sustainable development
Implementing strategies that drive economic growth
and promote sound environmental management and climate resilience
Creating a conducive environment for trade,
investment and tourism
Developing, monitoring and enforcing a sound
business, environmental and consumer protection framework
The Department commits itself to adhere to the Batho Pele
Principles in the execution of the 2020 -2025 strategic plan including the following
In the spirit of “Ubuntu”, place citizens at the centre of public service planning and operations, and foster
citizen participation through services and programmes of a democratic nature.
Work in a professional manner and attitude by treating others with respect; keeping your word; being
loyal and exceeding expectations.
Exponential, innovative and visionary leadership
Display Exponential, innovative and visionary leadership by, pacing with the ever changing times,
not settling for less than the very best of ourselves, regardless of the circumstances; influencing one another
to produce creative ideas, products, and services; and being resolute to achieve our collective vision.
Accountability and responsibility
Be Responsible for our corporate and individual mandates, and Accountable for the manner in which
they are discharged, and the outputs achieved or not achieved.
Promote Efficiency through professional planning and implementation of interventions, thereby optimising
the ratio of input costs to outputs achieved.
Embody service excellence by delivering commitments and responding well with any issues, questions
and challenges that arise.
Embrace the values and principles set out in Chapter 10 (section 195) of the South Africa Constitution,
A high standard of professional ethics must be promoted and maintained
Services must be provided impartially, fairly, equitably and without a bias
Public administration must be accountable
Transparency must be fostered by providing the public with timely, accessible and accurate information
Demonstrate integrity through sound moral and ethical principles at work, with zero tolerance for corruption.
Demonstrate commitment to Work through by diligently taking responsibility for the goals, mission, and
vision of EDTEA and South African Government.
Display passion, through enthusiastically discharging each task at hand.