MEDIA STATEMENT: Small-scale fishers in South Africa do not support oil and gas development on their oceans

To: All media Date: 17 May 2023 Subject:  Small-scale fishers in South Africa do not support oil and gas development on their oceans On 16 May 2023 the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), Gwede Mantashe, presented his Budget Vote Speech 2023/24 to...

African workshop promotes sustainable and equitable SSF

On 15-18 February, the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) and the Technical Services for Community Development (TESCOD) hosted the IYAFA: Celebrating Sustainable and Equitable Small-Scale Fisheries African Workshop in Accra, Ghana. The workshop...

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...
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