Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, South Africa
Service Provider DescriptionThe vision of the Department of Environmental Affairs and
Tourism is to lead environmental management and tourism in the
interests of sustainable development and to contribute to the
improvement of the quality of life of all South Africans by:
-Promoting the sustainable development, utilization and
protection of our natural and cultural resources.
-Establishing responsible tourism that ensures environmental
sustainability and which contributes to job creation and a
better quality of life.
-Harnessing the skills, experience and knowledge of the
environment of all South Africans.
-Fostering equitable access to the benefits derived from our
natural and cultural resources.
-Empowering the South African public, communities and
organizations through participation, environmental education,
capacity building, research and information services.
-Working together with all relevant stakeholders and spheres of
government in the spirit of good governance.
-Ensuring that all international participation and obligations
are undertaken in the context of South Africa?s environmental
policies and principles.
[Summary provided by the Department of Environmental Affairs and
Tourism, South African Government.]