MASIFUNDISE AND COASTAL LINKS WELCOMES THE NEW PROCESS OF AWARDING SMALL-SCALE FISHING RIGHTS IN THE 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. Now, the process to verify...

Civil society organisations protest against DMRE and PASA engagement with fishing communities

Media statement To: All media Date:  26 August 2022 Subject: Civil society organisations protest against DMRE and PASA engagement with fishing communities On Friday 26 August 2022 Minister Gwede Mantashe of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) as...

Small-scale fisher movements prepare for COFI 2022

The Committee on Fisheries (COFI) will be hosting its 35th session this year from 5 to 9 September in Rome, Italy. This is the first in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. The COFI process is a subsidiary body of the Food and Agriculture...

Capturing the voices of women in Jozini

In July, Masifundise met with a group of women in Jozini, Kwazulu-Natal. The meeting aimed at collecting information for Masifundise’s second evidence-based research report on women in inland fishing communities. The communities surrounding the Jozini (Pongolo),...

Small-scale fishers strengthen their activism against oil and gas mining

On 5-7 July Masifundise, Green Connection, Legal Resource Centre, One Ocean Hub as well as various coastal small-scale fishing communities attended an oil and gas workshop hosted by the Coastal Justice Network in Port Alfred. The workshop examined the growth of...