On October 28 Masifundise will virtually premiere its’ first inland fisheries report and documentary. The report and the video will explore the challenges that inland small-scale fishing communities face as a result of the lack of recognition for their livelihood activities as well as the shortcomings of existing governance frameworks in supporting these livelihoods.

Masifundise’s report titled Covid-19 left us hungry: Shortcomings of Governance Frameworks in the Inland Fisheries Sector of South Africa through a Lens of the Covid-19 pandemic is an evidence-based research report, that will contribute to the gap in scholarship that exists in the inland fisheries sector in South Africa. It will inform policy and decision-making processes as well as aim to transform the inland fisheries sector to the benefit of local communities.

The inland fishing documentary titled: I Live Behind the Hill: Stories of Inland Fishers Struggling for Recognition complements the research report providing the missing voices of inland fishing communities. It highlights the insurmountable challenges faced by inland fishers as food producers during a global pandemic laden with restrictions. 

The event will be concluded with a panel discussion with Masifundise’s Director Naseegh Jaffer, inputs from the producer of the short documentary Pablo Pinedo, and inland small-scale fishers’ representatives from Vanderkloof, Gariep and Jozini Dam.

Date: Thursday, 28 October 2021

Time: 2pm – 4pm

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