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...

Searcher Seismic loses bid to appeal interdict halting seismic blasting in the West Coast

Media statement To: All media Issued by: Masifundise Development Trust Date: 1 March 2022 Subject:  Searcher Seismic loses bid to appeal interdict halting seismic blasting in the West Coast Today, in a momentous victory for small-scale fishing communities, the...

MEDIA ALERT: West Coast Small-scale fishing communities, Coastal Links, Masifundise and other organisations return to High Court

Media alert  To: All media Issued by: Masifundise Development Trust Date: 23 February 2022 Subject: West Coast Small-scale fishing communities, Coastal Links, Masifundise and other organisations return to Western Cape High Court to protest against seismic...

Violence against small-scale fisher threatens livelihoods

On 1 February 2022 Philasande Qhangaqha and his 3 friends went fishing in the Mbashe River to catch fish and mussels when they were accosted by 9 Dwesa Nature Reserve rangers. These rangers, that had no identifying name tags, assaulted this group of young fishers as...