World Fisheries Day brings together small-scale fishers worldwide

Every year, World Fisheries Day is celebrated on 21st November around the globe. On this day, small-scale fishers celebrate their livelihoods and culture and express solidarity with their struggle for human rights. This year has also been declared the UN International...

Minister Creecy engages with SSF communities at National Strategic Forum

On 2 November Minister Barbara Creecy and the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) engaged with coastal and inland small-scale fishing communities from the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal at Masifundise’s annual National...

Small-scale fishers committed to halt oil and gas mining on the coast

On 25-28 September small-scale fishing communities and civil society organisations advocating against extractive activities in coastal communities attended the national oil and gas workshop hosted by the Green Connection in Saldanha Bay. This is the third oil and gas...

World Food Day Statement: Food Sovereignty is the only solution and way forward

Our fragile world faces an impending global food crisis. The impact of COVID-19 pushed more people into poverty. Lockdowns devastated family livelihoods, the economy, and disrupted supply chains. Globally, according to the GRFC 2022, levels of hunger remain as...

SSF Summit in Rome examines implementation of SSF Guidelines

On 2-3 September, Masifundise as part of the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC) attended the SSF Summit hosted by Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy. This summit facilitated dialogue between SSF social...

Western Cape and Northern Cape youth attend winter activist school

From the 28 August to 2 September 2022, Masifundise hosted its second youth activist school in Kleinmond, Western Cape. The winter school comprised of youth members from the small-scale fishing communities in Northern Cape and Western Cape, as well as Coastal Links...