International report on fisheries and right to food presented at UN Human Rights Council

Earlier this month the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Michael Fakhri, released his latest report titled, Fisheries and the right to food in the context of climate change and will present it at the 55th  Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) at...

Youth group tackle environmental challenges in fishing community

Environmental Traits (ET), located in Port Nolloth, Northern Cape, is a startup youth volunteer association focused on addressing environmental issues and food security in the community. ET was informally established in December 2022 by a youth group from Port...

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Naseegh Jaffer

16 November 2023 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Dear Comrades, After more than two decades of serving Masifundise, Naseegh Jaffer has decided to stand down as Director as of the 31 January 2024. His decision to make way for new leadership to drive the new strategic direction of...

PRESS STATEMENT: Is this an environment minister applying her mind to care for the ocean? or Total madness?

1 October 2023 PRESS STATEMENT Is this an environment minister applying her mind to care for the ocean? or Total madness? The last few days of September, ahead of the start of Marine Month in South Africa, left ocean defenders shocked and reeling in disbelief as...

Civil society organisations and activists march against oil and gas developments

On 4 to 7 June 2023, small-scale fishers, civil society organisations and activists came together for the National Oil and Gas conference. The conference was organised by The South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA), KZN Subsistence Fisherfolk, One Ocean...

South African human rights commissioner hears concerns of small-scale fishers

On 17th May Masifundise and small-scale fisher representatives held a meeting with the Commissioner from the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), Jonas Sibanyoni at the annual National Strategic Forum (NSF). In light of the Small-scale Fisheries Policy...
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