Skip to Content

Centre for Environmental Rights – Advancing Environmental Rights in South Africa

Support Us Join our Mailing List

Virtual Library

Request for comments on draft Amendments to the National Estuarine Management Protocol

29 June 2020

On 26 June 2020 the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries published Draft Amendments to the National Estuarine Management Protocoll. The public is requested to submit comments within 30 days (i.e before 25 July 2020).

In terms of section 33 of the Integrated Coastal Management Act, the purpose of the national estuarine management protocol is to:

(a) Determine a strategic vision and objectives for achieving effective integrated management of estuaries;

(b) Set standards for the management of estuaries;

(c) Establish procedures or provide guidance regarding how estuaries must be managed and how the management responsibilities are to be exercised by different organs of state and other parties;

(d) Establish minimum requirements for estuarine management plans;

(e) Identify who must prepare estuarine management plans and the process to be followed in doing so; and

(f) Specify the process for reviewing estuarine management plans to ensure that they comply with the requirements of the Integrated Coastal Management Act.

Contact Us

  • Cape Town

    Second Floor, Springtime Studios, 1 Scott Road, Observatory, 7925 - View Map
  • Johannesburg

    First Floor, DJ du Plessis Building, West Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein, 2001 - View Map

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.

Report a Violation

0800 205 005

Contact the National Environmental Crimes & Incidents Hotline (24 hours) or one of the national and provincial hotlines.