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...

Masifundise calls for recognition of inland fishing as meaningful work through a new report and documentary

On 28 September, Masifundise held an online launch for its third research report and short documentary on inland fisheries. Both form part of a three-year series of research reports and film documentaries produced by Masifundise on Inland Fisheries in South Africa....

DFFE Inland Fisheries team engages with local communities

In August 2023, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment’s (DFFE) National Inland Fisheries team held a roundtable meeting with the Jozini community. Later in September, they conducted another roundtable discussion with the Gariep and Vanderkloof inland...

Venterstad inland fishers strengthen engagement with local reserve

On 14 June 2023, Masifundise hosted a roundtable meeting together with the inland small-scale fishers (SSF) from Venterstad and official representatives from the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA). The roundtable forms part of a series of engagements with...

Monitoring report highlights the human rights of small-scale fishers in South Africa

On 22 March, Masifundise hosted a webinar to launch the monitoring report, Turning the Tide Towards the Realisation of Small-Scale Fishing Rights which highlights the realisation of the human rights of small-scale fishers (SFF) in South Africa. This report is the...

Youth activist school for Inland Fishing communities

From the 13-17 March 2023, Masifundise hosted its first inland fisheries youth activist school in Johannesburg. The school comprised of youth members from inland fishing communities in Vanderkloof, Gariep and Jozini. During the week, participants explored the various...
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