Media Statement: Masifundise backs Coastal Communities in Supreme Court Appeal Against Shell’s Oil and Gas Exploration

For immediate release 17 May 2024 On Friday, 17 May 2024 Masifundise will be at the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein supporting Eastern Cape Coastal Links small-scale fishers who are applicants in the Shell case. Wild coast communities and supporting...

Media Statement: Small-scale fishers urge Minister Creecy to fulfil promise of 50% Traditional Line Fish Allocation to the sector

The small-scale fishing (SSF) communities of South Africa express deep dissatisfaction with the allocation provided to the SSF sector by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment (DFFE). The current allocation falls notably short of the commitments...

Media Statement: Further Reduction in WCRL allocation Raises Alarms and Uncertainty Among Small-Scale Fishers in Western Cape

For immediate release 9 November 2023 This year, as in previous years, the Western Cape small-scale fishers are under distress after the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) announced a 16.43% reduction of the West Coast Rock Lobster Total...

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...

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...
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