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,...

Masifundise launches inland fisheries report and documentary highlighting women struggles

On 25 October Masifundise virtually premiered their second inland fisheries report and documentary. The report and video explored the challenges that women in small-scale inland fishing communities face as a result of the lack of recognition for their livelihood...

Luckhoff kraal fishers strive for better livelihoods

On 4th October, Masifundise and the Luckhoff kraal fishers, joined a roundtable discussion with the Free State’s Letsemeng Municipality. This roundtable allowed the inland kraal fishers to engage local municipality on how they can contribute to the local economy and...

Local fishers raise concerns with municipality about fishing in Jozini

On 26 September, Masifundise hosted a roundtable discussion at the Local Municipal Council Chambers in Jozini to discuss small-scale fishing at the Jozini dam. The meeting gave inland small-scale fishers an opportunity to address their challenges around access to...

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...