PRESS RELEASE: Shooting and disappearance of Nibela fisherman at St Lucia, Isimangaliso World Heritage Site raises concerns regarding a shoot to kill pattern

On 12 November 2021, 24-year-old Thulani Mdluli and his three friends, all local fishers from the traditional fishing community of Nibela went fishing in the upper reaches of St Lucia. The Nibela community has lived on the Nibela peninsula for several hundred years,...

Civil society demands a human rights-based approach ahead of COP26

More than 180 civil society and indigenous organisations, and academics, across 50 countries, have signed an open letter calling on world leaders to put human rights at the centre of climate and environmental policy. This decision was made ahead of the 2021...

Small-scale fishers should be prioritised over Ocean Economy Masterplan, says KZN Coastal Links

Earlier this month, members of Coastal Links in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) gathered in Richards Bay for four days to discuss the state of small-scale fishing in the province. Much of the discussion was around the meeting with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the...

‘Who stole our oceans’?

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) approved three generation licences for floating powership provider Karpowership SA despite the ongoing legal battle and environmental concerns around the deal. Various environmental organisations around South...