Remembering Ocean People in celebrating World Oceans Day

The United Nations Ocean Conference 2022 (UNOC2022) will take place from 27 June to 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference aims to mobilize action and propel science-based innovative solutions directed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action rooted...

Fisher Peoples Tribunal to strengthen the voices of fisherfolk

On 12 April 2022, Masifundise hosted a successful strategy and planning workshop in preparation for a Fisher Peoples Tribunal to take place in 2023. The organisation has worked with rural small-scale fishing communities for the last 20 years, supporting mobilisation...

Latest IPCC report recognizes indigenous knowledge in ending climate crisis

On 4th April, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its third report titled, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of climate change. The most recent report provides instructions that need to occur with quick impact, to drastically reduce...

West Coast communities successfully defend interdict to stop Searcher from seismic blasting activities

On 14 February 2021 West Coast small-scale fishing communities with the support of the Legal Resource Centre returned to the High Court to counter the application by Searcher for the judge to reconsider his interim court order handed down on 7 February 2022. This...

Fishing communities demand suspension of seismic blasting on the West Coast

The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) has issued a letter of demand to suspend the commencement of seismic blasting on the West Coast on behalf of a number of fishing communities from that region. This case comes after Shell was interdicted from their seismic survey in the...