MEDIA STATEMENT: Shooting at Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve threatens the safety and right to food of small-scale fishers

To: All media Date: 16 January 2023 Subject: Shooting at Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve threatens the safety and right to food of small-scale fishers On 11 December 2022, Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve rangers opened fire on 3 fishers from the village of Mpume who were...

Minister Creecy engages with SSF communities at National Strategic Forum

On 2 November Minister Barbara Creecy and the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) engaged with coastal and inland small-scale fishing communities from the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal at Masifundise’s annual National...

Coastal Links commits to fighting gender struggles

On 1 November Masifundise hosted a Women’s Assembly at our National Strategic Forum. This assembly was intended to give women a platform to discuss the challenges of women participating in small-scale fishing and broader social issues facing fishing communities. Women...

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,...

World Food Day Statement: Food Sovereignty is the only solution and way forward

Our fragile world faces an impending global food crisis. The impact of COVID-19 pushed more people into poverty. Lockdowns devastated family livelihoods, the economy, and disrupted supply chains. Globally, according to the GRFC 2022, levels of hunger remain as...

Western Cape and Northern Cape youth attend winter activist school

From the 28 August to 2 September 2022, Masifundise hosted its second youth activist school in Kleinmond, Western Cape. The winter school comprised of youth members from the small-scale fishing communities in Northern Cape and Western Cape, as well as Coastal Links...