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National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Managment Act No. 24 of 2008

December 1, 2009 at 12:00 am

Download this Act (Sections 65, 66, 95, 96 and 98 commenced on 5 February 2016)

Amendments to this Act

Draft Amendments to this Act


Estuarine Management

  • National Estuarine Management Protocol (10 May 2013)
  • Nahoon Estuarine Management Plan (19 December 2016) (As the file is too big to upload to this web page, please contact casewatch at for a copy)

Coastal Management Programmes

Coastal Management Lines

  • Nelson Mandela Bay (19 December 2016) (The file is too big to upload to this web page – please contact casewatch at for a copy)

Public launch sites in the coastal zone

General Notices

Draft Regulations and Notices

Section 24 of 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.

Report a Violation

National Environmental Crimes & Incidents Hotline (24 hours): 0800 205 005

In addition, there are a number of national and provincial hotlines that may be useful.

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