n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - A critical analysis of the NEM : ICMA as it pertains to development within the coastal protection zone of proclaimed fishing harbours in the Western Cape : railway and harbour engineering




South Africa has a magnificent 3 000 km coastline, with the Western Cape Province hosting the longest section of approximately 1 000 km. Our coastline supports a myriad of economic activities, such as fisheries, tourism-related developments, recreational facilities and residential development. However, the combination of rapid development and lenient coastal management regulations has resulted in the following "issues of concern" (DEAT State of the Environment Report 2006).


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