Justice for the Vaalplaas Community

Justice for the Vaalplaas Community

On Saturday, 11 December 2021 the Vaalplaas community of Paternoster received their long-awaited title deed handover. The Vaalplaas land claimants tell a story of a series of injustices. The systematic dispossession of their rights and the land settled on by their...

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,...

“I don’t fish for fun, I fish for food, it keeps me living”

Masifundise hosted its first virtual launch for the Inland Fisheries Report and Documentary on the 28 October 2021. The event explored the challenges in enhancing the right to food, livelihoods and recognition for inland small-scale fishing (ISSF) communities. The...

Media Statement: Western Cape small-scale fishers deeply distressed over Rock Lobster allocation

For immediate release  19 Oct 2021  Western Cape small-scale fishers are up in arms after the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) cut their rock lobster allocation to 35kg as part of the Interim Relief dispensation for ...