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

Admiralty Jurisdiction Regulation Act, 1983 (Act 105 of 1983)

Agreement between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the Republic of South Africa for the Co-ordination of Search and Rescue Services (2001)

Agreement between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the Republic of South Africa Regarding Merchant Shipping and Related Maritime Matters (1998)

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Mozambique and the Government of the Republic of South Africa in Respect of Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in the Field of Crime Combating (1995)

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Mozambique and the Government of the Republic of South Africa on Co-operation in Respect of Fisheries and Integrated Marine and Coastal Management and Development (2008)

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Mauritius for the Co-ordination of Search and Rescue Services (2010)

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Mozambique on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (2006)

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Mozambique Regarding Mutual Assistance between Their Customs Administrations (2002)

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Namibia Regarding Scientific and Technological Cooperation (2005)

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Namibia Regarding the Co-ordination of Search and Rescue Services (2000)

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Namibia with Respect to Walvis Bay and the Off-shore Islands (1994)

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania on scientific and technological co-operation (2011)

Animal Diseases Act, 1984 (Act 35 of 1984)

Antarctic Treaties Act, 1996 (Act 60 of 1996)

     Antarctic Treaties Regulations, 1997

Application for off-shore exploration rights by New African Global Energy SA (Pty) Ltd (Western Cape Provincial Gazette 7217 of 10 January 2014) (Environmental Management Programme)

Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 (Act 75 of 1997)

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (Act 53 of 2003)

Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, 1986 (Act 1 of 1986); amended by the Shipping General Amendment Act, 1997 (Act 23 of 1997)

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act 130 of 1993)

Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; Constitution First Amendment Act of 1997; Constitution Second Amendment Act of 1998; Constitution Third Amendment Act of 1998; Constitution Fourth Amendment Act of  1999; Constitution Fifth Amendment Act of 1999; Constitution Sixth Amendment Act of 2001; Constitution Seventh Amendment Act of 2001; Constitution Eighth Amendment Act of  2002; Constitution Ninth Amendment Act of 2002; Constitution Tenth Amendment Act of 2003; Constitution Eleventh Amendment Act of 2003; Constitution Twelfth Amendment Act of 2005; Constitution Thirteenth Amendment Act of 2007; Constitution Fourteenth Amendment Act of 2008; Constitution Fifteenth Amendment Act of 2008; Constitution Sixteenth Amendment Act of 2009 and Constitution Seventeenth Amendment Act of 2012

Consumer Protection Act, 2008 (Act 68 of 2008); amended by the National Credit Amendment Act, 2014 (Act 19 of 2014)

     Consumer Protection Regulations, 2010

Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act 51 of 1977)

Cultural Institutions Act, 1998 (Act 119 of 1998)

Customs and Excise Act, 1964 (Act 91 of 1964)

Declaration made upon ratification of the UNCLOS

Declaration made upon signature of the UNCLOS

Defence Act, 2002 (Act 42 of 2002); amended by Defence Amendment Act, 2010 (Act 22 of 2010)

Drug and Drug Trafficking Act, 1992 (Act 140 of 1992)

Dumping at Sea Control Act, 1980 (Act 73 of 1980)

EEZ (mainland) and (Prince Edward Islands)

Environment Conservation Act, 1989 (Act 73 of 1989)

Explosives Act, 2003 (Act 15 of 2003)

FAO Fishery and Aquaculture Country Profile

Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act 60 of 2000) and Dangerous Weapons Act, 2013 (Act 15 of 2013)

Immigration Act, 2002 (Act 13 of 2002)

Immigration Regulations, 2014

Implementation of the Geneva Conventions Act, 2012 (Act 8 of 2012)

Infrastructure Development Act, 2014 (Act 23 of 2014)

Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act, 2005 (Act 13 of 2005)

International Health Regulations Act, 1974 (Act 28 of 1974)

International Health Regulations Bill, 2013 (draft for comment)

International Trade Administration Act, 2002 (Act 71 of 2002)

Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act 66 of 1995)

Magistrates’ Courts Act, 1944 (Act 32 of 1944)

Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 (Act 18 of 1998), Marine Living Resources Amendment Act, 2000 (Act 68 of 2000); National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003 (Act 57 of 2003) and Marine Living Resources Amendment Act, 2014 (Act 5 of 2014)

2015 Policies on the Allocation and Management of Commercial Fishing Rights (GG 39417 of 16 November 2015)

Draft Small-Scale Fishing Regulations, 2015 (GG 38536 of 6 March 2015)

Marine Living Resources Regulations as amended up to 2014 and 2015 amendment of Regulations (GG 39391 of 11 November 2015)

Policy for the Small-Scale Fisheries Sector (2012)

Regulations for the Management of Boat Based Whale Watching and Protection of Turtles, 2008

Regulations for the Management of the Prince Edwards Islands Marine Protected Area (2013)

Regulations for the Management of White Shark Cage Diving, 2008

Regulations Relating to Small-Scale Fishing, 2015

Marine Pollution (Control and Civil Liability) Act, 1981 (Act 6 of 1981)

Regulations Relating to the Prevention and Combating of Pollution of the Sea by Oil, 1984

Marine Pollution (Intervention) Act, 1987 (Act 64 of 1987)

Marine Pollution (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act, 1986 (Act 2 of 1986)

Marine Pollution (BCH Code) Regulations, 1998

Merchant Shipping / Marine Pollution (IBC Code) Regulations, 1998

Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships Regulations, 1992

Reception Facilities for Garbage from Ships Regulations, 1992

Marine Traffic Act, 1981 (Act 2 of 1981)

     Marine Traffic Regulations, 1985

     Marine Traffic (Inshore Vessel Traffic Services) Regulations, 2000

Maritime Zones Act, 1994 (Act 15 of 1994)

Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act 57 of 1951)

Merchant Shipping Amendment Bill, 2013 (draft for comment)

Merchant Shipping (Maritime Security) Regulations, 2004

Merchant Shipping (National Small Vessel Safety) Regulations, 2007

Merchant Shipping (Eyesight and Medical Examination) Regulations, 2004 (GG 26878 of 15 October 2004) as amended by the Merchant Shipping (Eyesight and Medical Examination) Amendment Regulations, 2015 (GG 38912 of 25 June 2015)

Merchant Shipping (Safe Manning, Training and Certification) Regulations, 2013 (GG 36688 of 23 July 2013) as amended by the Merchant Shipping (Safe Manning, Training and Certification) Amendment Regulations, 2015 (GG 38912 of 25 June 2015)

Merchant Shipping (Civil Liability Convention) Act, 2013 (Act 25 of 2013) (GG 37146 of 10 December 2013)

Merchant Shipping (International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Act, 2013 (Act 24 of 2013) (GG 37145 of 10 December 2013)

Merchant Shipping (International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Administration Act, 2013 (Act 35 of 2013) (GG 37174 of 18 December 2013)

Merchant Shipping (International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund) Contributions Act, 2013 (Act 36 of 2013) (GG 37219 of 8 January 2014)

Merchant Shipping (Safe Containers Convention) Act, 2011 (Act 10 of 2011)

Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (Act 28 of 2002), Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Act, 2008 (Act 49 of 2008) and National Environmental Management Amendment Act, 2008 (Act 62 of 2008)

Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill, 2013 (Bill 15 of 2013) (explanatory summary)

Regulations for Petroleum Exploration and Production, 2015 (GG 38855 of 3 June 2015

Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty Act, 2008 (Act 28 of 2008) and Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act, 2013 (Act 39 of 2013) (GG 37236 of 16 January 2014)

Mineral and Petroleum Resources Royalty (Administration) Act, 2008 (Act 29 of 2008) and Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act, 2013 (Act 39 of 2013) (GG 37236 of 16 January 2014)

National Aquaculture Policy Framework for South Africa (2013)

National Aquaculture Strategic Framework (2012)

National Biodiversity Framework (2009)

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (2005)

National Conventional Arms Control Act, 2002 (Act 41 of 2002)

National Development Plan 2030 (2012)

National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998), National Environmental Management Amendment Act, 2002 (Act 56 of 2002), National Environmental Management Amendment Act, 2003 (Act 46 of 2003), National Environmental Management Amendment Act, 2004 (Act 8 of 2004), National Environmental Management Amendment Act, 2008 (Act 62 of 2008), National Environment Laws Amendment Act, 2009 (Act 14 of 2009),  National Environmental Management Laws Second Amendment Act, 2013 (Act 30 of 2013) and National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Act, 2014 (Act 25 of 2014)

Draft National Exemption Regulations (2014) (GG 37400 of 28 February 2014)

National Appeal Amendment Regulations, 2015 (GG 38559 of 12 March 2015)

Regulations pertaining to the Financial Provision for Prospecting, Exploration, Mining or Production Operations, 2015 (GG 39425 of 20 November 2015)

Section 24H Registration Authority Regulations, 2016 (GG 40154 of 22 July 2016)

National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004 (Act 39 of 2004), National Environment Laws Amendment Act, 2009 (Act 14 of 2009) and National Environmental Management: Air Quality Amendment Act, 2014 (Act 20 of 2014)

Draft National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations, 2015 (GG 38779 of 11 May 2015)

National Atmospheric Emission Reporting Regulations, 2015 (GG 38633 of 2 April 2015)

Regulations for the procedure and criteria to be followed in the determination of an administrative fine in terms of section 22A of the Act (GG39833 of 18 March 2016)

Regulations prescribing the atmospheric emission licence processing fee (GG39805 of 11 March 2016)

Regulations Prescribing the Format of the Atmospheric Impact Report, 2013

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act 10 of 2004) and National Environment Laws Amendment Act, 2009 (Act 14 of 2009)

Alien and Invasive Species Lists, 2014 (GG 37886 of 1 August 2014)

Alien and Invasive Species Regulations, 2014 (GG 37885 of 1 August 2014)

CITES Regulations, 2010 and amendments to CITES Regulations, 2014 (GG 37596 of 29 April 2014)

Bio-prospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing Amendment Regulations, 2015 (GG 38809 of 19 May 2015)

Norms and Standards for Biodiversity Management Plans for Ecosystems (GG 37302 of 4 February 2014)

South African Sharks Biodiversity Management Plan, 2015 (GG 38607 of 25 March 2015)

Threatened or Protected Species Regulations, 2007, Threatened or Protected Species Amendment Regulations, 2007; Amendment to the Threatened or Protected Species Regulations, 2007, 2014 (GG 37596 of 29 April 2014) and draft Threatened or Protected Species Regulations, 2015 (GG 38600 of 31 March 2015)

National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008 (Act 24 of 2008); amended by National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Amendment Act, 2014 (Act 36 of 2014)

Appeal Regulations, 2016 (GG 40128 of 8 July 2016)

Draft National Coastal Management Programme of South Africa (2014)

Draft Durban Bay Estuarine Management Plan (2015)

Draft Orange River Mouth Estuarine Management Plan (2015)

Control of use of vehicles in the coastal area (GG 37761 of 27 June 2014)

Management of public launch sites in the coastal zone (GG 37761 of 27 June 2014)

National Estuarine Management Protocol (2013)

White Paper for Sustainable Coastal Development in South Africa (2000)

National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003 (Act 57 of 2003), National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Amendment Act, 2004 (Act 31 of 2004), National Environment Laws Amendment Act, 2009 (Act 14 of 2009), National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Amendment Act, 2009 (Act 15 of 2009) and National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Amendment Act, 2014 (Act 21 of 2014)

Regulations for the Proper Administration of Special Nature Reserves, National Parks and World Heritage Sites, 2005 (GG 28181 of 28 October 2005) and the Proper Administration of Special Nature Reserves, National Parks and World Heritage Sites Amendment Regulations, 2014 (GG 37904 of 15 August 2014)

Declaration of the Dwesa-Cwebe Marine Protected Area and Regulations for the management of the Area (GG 39379 of 6 November 2015)

Norms and standards for the management of protected areas in South Africa (GG 39878 of 31 March 2016)

Tsitsikamma MPA: declaration (GG 40510 of 19 December 2016) and regulations (GG 40511 of 19 December 2016)

National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act 59 of 2008), National Environmental Management Laws Second Amendment Act, 2013 (Act 30 of 2013) and National Environmental Management: Waste Amendment Act, 2014 (Act 26 of 2014)

National Ports Act, 2005 (Act 12 of 2005)

National Ports Directives, 2009

National Ports Regulations, 2007

Port Limits Regulations, 2010

Regulatory Principles of the Ports Regulator, 2009

Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act 85 of 1993)

Port of Ngqura Establishment Act, 1998 (Act 77 of 1998)

Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act, 2013 (Act 7 of 2013)

Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 1998 (Act 121 of 1998)

Prince Edward Islands Act, 1948 (Act 43 of 1948)

Protection of Constitutional Democracy against Terrorist and Related Activities Act, 2004 (Act 33 of 2004)

Regulation of Foreign Military Assistance Act, 1998 (Act 15 of 1998)

Research, Innovation and Knowledge Management Road Map for the South African Maritime Sector (2016)

Sea Birds and Seals Protection Act, 1973 (Act 46 of 1973)

     2007 Policy on the Management of Seals, Seabirds and Shorebirds

Ship Registration Act, 1998 (Act 58 of 1998)

Ship Registration Regulations, 2002

South African Citizens in Antarctica Act, 1962 (Act 55 of 1962)

South African Maritime and Aeronautical Search and Rescue Act, 2002 (Act 44 of 2002)

South African Maritime and Aeronautical Search and Rescue Amendment Bill, 2012 (Bill 28 of 2012)

South African Maritime and Aeronautical Search and Rescue (SASAR) Regulations, 2016 (GG 40025 of 30 May 2016)

South African Maritime Safety Authority Act, 1998 (Act 5 of 1998) and Transport Agencies General Laws Amendment Act, 2007 (Act 42 of 2007)

     South African Maritime Safety Authority Regulations, 1998

South African Maritime Safety Authority Levies Act, 1998 (Act 6 of 1998)

South African Molluscan Shellfish Monitoring and Control Programme (2012)

South African Police Service Act, 1995 (Act 68 of 1995)

South African Weather Service Act, 2001 (Act 8 of 2001) and South African Weather Service Amendment Act, 2013 (Act 48 of 2013) (GG 37239 of 16 January 2014)

Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013 (Act 16 of 2013)

Special Economic Zones Act, 2014 (Act 16 of 2014)

Supreme Court Act, 1959 (Act 59 of 1959)

Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2013 (draft for comment) (media statement, explanatory memorandum)

Tourism Act, 2014 (Act 3 of 2014)

     National Tourism Sector Strategy (2011)

Treaty between Namibia and South Africa with Respect to Walvis Bay and the Off-Shore Islands (1994)

Trilateral Declaration on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (2012) (with France and Madagascar)

White Paper on National Environmental Management of the Ocean (NEMO)(GG 37692 of 29 May 2014)

World Heritage Convention Act, 1999 (Act 49 of 1999)

Regulations in Connection with the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, 2000

Wreck and Salvage Act, 1996 (Act 94 of 1996)

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