About DEDT

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism was formed after the split of the then Department of Finance and Economic Affairs in 2005.

We are the premier Department tasked with the responsibility to drive all economic development and planning initiatives in the province.

The Department provides oversight role on the work of three agencies which are: Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (MEGA), Mpumalanga Gambling Authority and Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency.


An inclusive globally competitive economy.


Drive economic growth that creates decent employment and promote sustainable development through partnerships.


The Department of Economic Development and Tourism is mandated to steer provincial economic growth activities and ensure the preservation of the environment, in order to speed up economic growth and transform the economy to create decent work and sustainable livelihood for the people of Mpumalanga.