MEDIA STATEMENT: Shooting at Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve threatens the safety and right to food of small-scale fishers

To: All media Date: 16 January 2023 Subject: Shooting at Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve threatens the safety and right to food of small-scale fishers On 11 December 2022, Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve rangers opened fire on 3 fishers from the village of Mpume who were...

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...

South African and French small-scale fishers urge TotalEnergies to give up on oil and gas exploitation off the coast of South Africa

PRESS RELEASE Issued by: Masifundise Development Trust and Pleine Mer Date: 18 November 2022 Subject: South African and French smalls-scale fishers urge TotalEnergies to give up on Oil and gas exploitation off the coast of South Africa On 5 September 2022,...

Masifundise launches inland fisheries report and documentary highlighting women struggles

On 25 October Masifundise virtually premiered their second inland fisheries report and documentary. The report and video explored the challenges that women in small-scale inland fishing communities face as a result of the lack of recognition for their livelihood...