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South Africa: The Draft MSPF: Addressing Competing Interests

In late August Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa published the Draft MSPF, which aims to provide a consistent approach to marine spatial planning across South Africa’s ocean territories, including the process for preparing and implementing Marine Area plans. There is a 30-day window in which representations or comments on the MSPF can be made to the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Deputy Director General for Oceans and Coasts Gcobani Popose.

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