Status for MSP in South Africa
Figure 2: The phases of the MSP planning cycle.
The Marine Spatial Planning Act, 2018 (Act No. 16 of 2018) provides the legal basis for MSP in South Africa.
The National Framework on Marine Spatial Planning in South Africa provides guidance on MSP on the national level. It specifies the objectives of MSP and outlines the process.
- Link to draft Spatial Management System download (to be included into the revised National Framework)
The National Data and Information Report (NDIR, 2021) for MSP provides the evidence base and knowledge collated by the National Working Group. It collects the spatial layers that are needed to embark on spatial planning.
The NWG is currently busy identifying the spatial priorities and claims of each sector and marine activity. On this basis, integrated marine area plans will be drafted.
For more information please contact:
Ocean Conservation Strategies
Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment
Address: 1 East Pier Road, East Pier Building, Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001