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Marine Spatial Planning Act, 2018

6 May 2019

The Marine Spatial Planning Act, 2018 (No. 16 of 2018)

The Act was assented to the President on 6 May 2018. Section 15 of the Act states that it will come into operation on a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.

The Marine Spatial Planning Bill

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Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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