ASCLME Policy and Governance Report-South Africa
The South African policy and governance report for marine and coastal resources is set against the backdrop of the sweeping constitutional and legislative changes that were made as a result of the country’s transformation to democracy in 1994. This included the adoption of a Constitution which includes Bill or Rights and the re-admission of the country into the international and regional fold of nations. The report outlines the broad sweep of policy and legislative developments that has occurred since that time. These include broad-ranging institutional changes ranging from the adoption a quasi-federal system of government, nine instead of four provinces, four of which are coastal, to the recognition of local authorities as separate and independent spheres of government. All of these changes have in one way or another impacted on marine and coastal management including the fisheries sector.
27 Feb 2013