Department of Economic Development
Department overview
Formed7 July 2009 (2009-07-07)
JurisdictionGovernment of South Africa
HeadquartersThe DTI Campus, 77 Meintjies Street, Pretoria
25°45′02″S 28°12′00″E / 25.75056°S 28.20000°E / -25.75056; 28.20000
Employees45 (2010/11)
Annual budgetR595 million (2011/12)
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Department executive
  • Prof Richard Levin, Director-General: Economic Development
Child agencies

The Department of Economic Development is the department of the South African government responsible for economic policy, economic planning and economic development. It was established in 2009 after the election of President Jacob Zuma.

As of June 2012 the Minister of Economic Development is Ebrahim Patel and his deputy is Madala Masuku. In the 2011/12 budget the department had a budget of R595 million and a staff complement of 45 civil servants.[2]


  1. ^ "Deputy Minister Madala Masuku". Archived from the original on 4 May 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Vote 28: Economic Development" (PDF). Estimates of National Expenditure 2011. Pretoria: National Treasury. 23 February 2011. ISBN 978-0-621-39863-2. Retrieved 7 January 2012.