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National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008. ( Operation Phakisa – Oceans Economy)

  • Published on December 17, 2019
To establish a system of integrated coastal and estuarine management in the Republic, including norms, standards and policies, in order to promote the conservation of the coastal environment, and maintain the natural attributes of coastal landscapes and seascapes, and to ensure that development and the use of natural resources within the coastal zone is socially and economically justifiable and ecologically sustainable; to define rights and duties in relation to coastal areas; to determine the responsibilities of organs of state in relation to coastal areas; to prohibit incineration at sea; to control dumping at sea, pollution in the coastal zone, inappropriate development of the coastal environment and other adverse effects on the coastal environment; to give effect to South Africa's international obligations in relation to coastal matters; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
1.conserve and prevent the degradation of South Africa's coastal environment and estuaries; 2.manage our coastline in an integrated fashion to ensure the sustainable use of the coast's natural resources; and 3,secure equitable access to the opportunities and benefits of coastal public property

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