Media Statement: Masifundise backs Coastal Communities in Supreme Court Appeal Against Shell’s Oil and Gas Exploration

For immediate release 17 May 2024 On Friday, 17 May 2024 Masifundise will be at the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein supporting Eastern Cape Coastal Links small-scale fishers who are applicants in the Shell case. Wild coast communities and supporting...

UN report shines light on threats to fisher people’s human rights in the face of blue economy

In March, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Michael Fakhri, presented his latest report titled “Fisheries and the Right to Food in the Context of Climate Change” at the 55th Human Rights Council (HRC) session in Geneva,...

Media Statement: Masifundise and Coastal Links challenge DFFE statement on equitable distribution of TLF

For immediate release 14 March 2024 Yesterday, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE) issued a statement to justify their decision regarding the traditional linefish total allowable effort (TAE) for the 2024/2025 fishing season. Masifundise...

Media Statement: Masifundise condemns DFFE’s Traditional Line Fish TAE Announcement as inadequate

For immediate release 6 March 2024 Masifundise Development Trust is an organization that has been involved in the small-scale fisheries (SFF) sector, working with SSF communities for over 20 years. Over the years, Masifundise has undertaken advocacy efforts and...

Jozini fishers advocate for their right to food and livelihood at DFFE roundtable

On 22 February, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment’s (DFFE) national inland fisheries hosted a roundtable in Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal. The meeting provided a platform for inland small-scale fishers in the area to discuss issues around access to the...

Mpume small-scale fishers still await justice over a year after shooting incident

Small-scale fishers from the Dwesa-Cwebe communities in the Eastern Cape have faced ongoing violations to their right to conduct livelihood activities. Thobile Mpunzi, together with Mandilakhe Ndabeni and Vuyisani Ndlumdini are local fishers from Mpume village who...
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