The South African government has identified Port St Johns on the Eastern Cape Wild Coast as suitable for the development of a small harbour. It is also considering Port Nolloth in the Northern Cape and Port Edward in KwaZulu Natal.

Port St Johns is in the OR Tambo District Municipality. The Wild Coast stretches 250km from the Kei River in the south, to the Mtamvuma River in the north. The municipality has a strong tourism industry, and the town is a well-known settlement located at the mouth of the Umzimvubu River, approximately 90km east of Mthatha. Intention to develop new small harbours has been in discussion since 2014 when the first Operational Phakisa: Oceans Economy Delivery Laboratory took place.

(Source: Fishing Industry News Southern Africa)

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