Being at the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean, South Africa plays a considerable role in the smooth running of maritime commerce and the diverse efforts to ensure the sustainable development of the marine environment.
South Africa and the Law of the Sea brings together the many threads of the rich South African marine-law tapestry by covering both the public international law as context and the details of South African marine law and policy within their African framework. The result is a tool to foster implementation, co-ordination and further research at the domestic level as well as a platform to facilitate comparative work to strengthen Africa’s jurisprudence and influence in maritime matters.
Patrick HG Vrancken is Professor of Law and Head of the Department of Public Law at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa. His principal research interest lies in the legal aspects of marine tourism.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Islands and Antarctica
Chapter 3: Baselines
Chapter 4: Internal Waters
Chapter 5: Territorial Sea
Chapter 6: Contiguous Zone and Maritime Cultural Zone
Chapter 7: Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf
Chapter 8: Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries
Chapter 9: High Seas and the International Deep Seabed Area
Chapter 10: Navigation
Chapter 11: Exploitation of Marine Resources
Chapter 12: Landlocked States
Chapter 13: Protection of the Marine Environment
Chapter 14: Maritime Security