n Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - The balancing of maritime interests in the Southern African oceans in light of the new international maritime security regime

Volume 41, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



The Cape of Good Hope has long held iconic status for mariners as a beacon on one of the world's most important shipping routes. Ideally placed to take advantage of this shipping route, South Africa has had to balance interests in exclusive use of the international oceans spaces off its coast, with principles of freedom of navigation. The new international security regime and initiatives that followed in the wake of global security threats, epitomised by the World Trade Centre attack, have necessitated a reconsideration of this balance. This article considers the changes in the international maritime security environment and the resulting balance of interests in the Southern African oceans.

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