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,...

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,...

SSF Summit in Rome examines implementation of SSF Guidelines

On 2-3 September, Masifundise as part of the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC) attended the SSF Summit hosted by Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy. This summit facilitated dialogue between SSF social...