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Aspects of the Legal Environment of Coastal and Marine Tourism in South Africa

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Until the end of apartheid, tourism and marine affairs in South Africa were deliberately confined to the white minority and left largely unregulated. This article is the first integrated description of the new legal landscape resulting from the wide-ranging entrenchment of human rights, the development of a complex system of tourism legislation, the updating of maritime legislation, as well as new legislation to better regulate the management of the national environment. It concludes by alluding to the substantial resources that must be mobilized as a matter of urgency to implement and enforce that legislation in such a way as to give effect to the spirit of ubuntu.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2011-09-01

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  • Tourism in Marine Environments is an interdisciplinary journal dealing with a variety of management issues in marine settings. It is a scientific journal that draws upon the expertise of academics and practitioners from various disciplines related to the marine environment, including tourism, marine science, geography, social sciences, psychology, environmental studies, economics, marketing, and many more.
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