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),...

Vanderkloof fishers take Experimental Fisheries project forward

On 27th June, the Vanderkloof inland fishers and Masifundise met with the Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Environmental affairs, Rural Development and Land Reform (DAEARDLR) to discuss the way forward for the Experimental Fisheries Project in Vanderkloof. The...

Luckhoff fishers explore alternative livelihoods

The Vanderkloof dam has been overflowing due to excessive rainfall in the region since the beginning of April 2022. As a result, inland fishers have had to forgo their primary livelihood activities in order to secure an income. April and June are the peak fishing...

Fishing Community Profile: Jozini

Jozini is a small inland fishing community located in the Umkhanyakude District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Jozini dam is situated in the community on the Pongola river. The dam is a source of livelihood for inland small-scale fishers in Jozini...

Inland fishers push to resume livelihood activities

In the month of April and May, the inland fishers from the communities of Gariep, Norvalspont, Venterstad and Oviston, have been in ongoing engagements with the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA) around the lack of access and the exorbitant daily access fee...