Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT)

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315 Pretorius street, cnr Pretorius & van der Walt Streets, Fedsure Forum Building, North Tower, 2nd Floor (Departmental reception) OR 1st Floor (Departmental information center)
South Africa
+27 12 310-3853
+27 12 322-4832
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Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT)

To be a prosperous and equitable society living in harmony with our natural resources.


  • To lead sustainable development of our environment and tourism for a better life for all, through:
  • Creating conditions for sustainable tourism growth and development for the benefit of all South Africans.
  • Promoting the conservation and sustainable utilisation of our natural resources to enhance economic growth.
  • Protecting and improving the quality and safety of the environment.
  • Promoting a global sustainable development agenda.
  • Transformation


We are guided by the following values (PIPS):

  • To become a truly People-Centered organisation that responds to the needs of all South Africans.
  • To achieve the highest levels of Integrity premised on professionalism, quality, sevice excellence, honesty, transparency, trust.
  • To enhance organisation Performance through productivity, efficiency, effectiveness, innovation and continuous improvements.
  • To ensure the Sustainability of the organisation and its sectors through amongst others, maximised impact, return on investment, continuity and knowledge management.

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