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South African Research Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa

"Our future as human beings depends on our intelligent and prudent use of the oceans. And that in turn will depend on the determined efforts of dedicated women and men from all parts of our planet."

Nelson Mandela during the fifth session of the Independent World Commission on the Oceans, Cape Town, South Africa, 11 November 1997

 

Welcome to the website of the South African Research Chair in the Law of the Sea and Development in Africa, hosted by the Nelson Mandela University, funded by the Department of Science and Technology and managed by the National Research Foundation.

The research undertaken by the Chair focuses on the following three areas:

  1. South Africa and the law of the sea, including the legal regime governing the South African continental shelf and the exploitation of its resources;
     
  2. Development in Africa and the law of the sea, including relevant indigenous law – research at international and comparative level on:
    1. the East coast of Africa and the Indian Ocean;
    2. the West coast of Africa and the Atlantic Ocean;
    3. the Southern Ocean and Antarctica;
       
  3. The legal aspects of marine tourism.
     

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Contact information
Tanya Stephens
Admin Assistant
Tel: 041 504 4899/1193
tanya.stephens@mandela.ac.za