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Marine Spatial Planning Framework

26 May 2017

The National Marine Spatial Planning Framework for South Africa was published for implementation on 26 May 2017.

This framework is the national guide for Marine Spatial Planning in South Africa’s ocean territory. It provides high-level direction for undertaking Marine Spatial Planning in the context of the South African legislation and policies as well as existing planning regimes. It describes the process for the preparation of Marine Area plans and their implementation, in order to ensure consistency in Marine Spatial Planning across the South African ocean territory

Download the Draft Marine Spatial Planning Framework published for comment on 19 August 2016

See also the Draft Marine Spatial Planning Bill, 2016