‘Self-isolation is a luxury’: Hangberg

It seemed as though it was just a conventional day in Hangberg, a community in Houtbay that sits nestled between the ocean and the mountain, on day seven of the national lockdown. Home to a vibrant fishing community as colourful as one would expect, Hangberg is somewhat a forgotten village,[…]

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Fishers march into government offices

Hundreds of people from across the Western Cape gathered on Friday at the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries (DAFF) to protest the current fishing quotas. Naseegh Jaffer, director of the Masifundise Development Trust, which has focused on local fishing communities since 2004, presented a memorandum that was accepted by[…]

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Hout Bay fisherfolk want their fishing rights back

A group of Hout Bay fishermen pleaded with residents of the town on Thursday to join them in their challenge to the government to get their fishing rights back. “If you want to help us, don’t be scared,” said Neil Williams to about 100 protesters who met at the harbour[…]

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Hangberg residents meet with Councillor, MEC

Hout bay residents have promised to stop their protests for the time being, as it looks to continue engagement with authorities on their grievances. This emerged at a meeting in Hangberg today, attended by MEC for Community Safety Dan Plato and Hout Bay ward councillor Rob Quintas. It follows a[…]

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