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...

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...

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...