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Coastal & Marine Tourism 

In August 2014, Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT) was identified in the Oceans Economy Lab as an important aspect of the Marine Transport and Manufacturing focus area.

The lab resolved to convene a separate Operation Phakisa mini-lab on CMT.  This mini-lab was convened from 10 April 2016 to 13 May 2016.

The main aspiration of the lab was to create…​

With the 3rd longest coastline in Africa (2,798 km), CMT has untapped potential to contribute to South Africa’s development and transformation​

CMT focuses on recreational activities along the coastal zone and/or the marine environment​

The lab aspires for South Africa to be ranked amongst the top 20 destinations globally, and to grow up to 9% annually​

The Lab1 estimates the Coastal and Marine sector could reach R43.3 billion contribution to GDP and approximately double the number of jobs by 2030  ​