Small-scale fishers strengthen their activism against oil and gas mining

On 5-7 July Masifundise, Green Connection, Legal Resource Centre, One Ocean Hub as well as various coastal small-scale fishing communities attended an oil and gas workshop hosted by the Coastal Justice Network in Port Alfred. The workshop examined the growth of...

Langebaan small-scale fishers’ continuous fight for recognition of net fish rights

On 18 May, the Langebaan small-scale fishers wrote a letter to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) regarding the number of boats registered on their permit. They were assisted by the Legal Resources Centre and supported by Masifundise. The...

DFFE engage community on harassment of small-scale fishers

On 17 May 2022 Masifundise attended a community meeting hosted by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE). This meeting came as a result of continued harassment and violence meted out against small-scale fishers in the village of Mendwana in the...

Customary Rights workshop for fishers in Dwesa-Cwebe

On 22 and 23 April 2022, Masifundise in collaboration with the Legal Resource Centre (LRC), hosted a workshop with the 7 small-scale fishing communities of Dwesa-Cwebe. The purpose of the workshop was to get a sense of the challenges on the ground and to deepen...