Luckhoff kraal fishers strive for better livelihoods

On 4th October, Masifundise and the Luckhoff kraal fishers, joined a roundtable discussion with the Free State’s Letsemeng Municipality. This roundtable allowed the inland kraal fishers to engage local municipality on how they can contribute to the local economy and...

Local fishers raise concerns with municipality about fishing in Jozini

On 26 September, Masifundise hosted a roundtable discussion at the Local Municipal Council Chambers in Jozini to discuss small-scale fishing at the Jozini dam. The meeting gave inland small-scale fishers an opportunity to address their challenges around access to...

Fishing Community Profile: Port Nolloth

Port Nolloth jetty (2022) Port Nolloth is a coastal town located in in the Namaqualand region on the north western coast of South Africa, 144 km northwest of Springbok. The town was established in 1854 as a small-vessel harbour for the copper-mining industry, and...

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...

New process underway to allocate small-scale fishing rights in Western Cape

On the 5 September, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) announced that the Western Cape High Court has reviewed and set aside the 2016-2019 process of verification of Small-scale Fishers in the Western Cape province. Last year, Forestry,...