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Vision, Mission & Strategic Goals

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Vision Statement

Attainment of a radically transformed growing, inclusive, innovative and sustainable economy, thereby optimizing employment in KwaZulu-Natal.

Mission Statement

To provide creative and innovative leadership towards:
  • Facilitating integrated economic planning and growth
  • 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 values:
  • Ubuntu
    • 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.
  • Professionalism
    • 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.
  • Efficiency
    • Promote Efficiency through professional planning and implementation of interventions, thereby optimising the ratio of input costs to outputs achieved.
  • Service Excellence
    • Embody service excellence by delivering commitments and responding well with any issues, questions and challenges that arise.
  • Ethical Conduct
    • Embrace the values and principles set out in Chapter 10 (section 195) of the South Africa Constitution, namely:
      • 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
  • Integrity
    • Demonstrate integrity through sound moral and ethical principles at work, with zero tolerance for corruption.
  • Commitment
    • Demonstrate commitment to Work through by diligently taking responsibility for the goals, mission, and vision of EDTEA and South African Government.
  • Passion
    • Display passion, through enthusiastically discharging each task at hand.