Hout Bay

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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Minister meets with Western Cape fishing communities

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana on Sunday met various leaders from the Western Cape’s fishing communities. The meeting was held in response to a memorandum handed over last Monday to the Fisheries Branch in Cape Town, according to a statement from the ministery. One of the demands[…]

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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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‘We have lost trust in our leaders’, say Hout Bay fishermen

A Hout Bay fishing activist says Tuesday’s violent protest in the fishing town is the result of simmering frustrations amongst the fishing community. Mayhem erupted in the fishing village as fishermen barricaded roads burning tyres and rubble, clashed with police‚ petrol bombed Nyalas. Police responded with rubber bullets‚ tear gas[…]

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Tracking down the teenager shot in the mouth by police

Rubber bullets broke his ribs and smashed his tongue. I wanted to ask Ona Dubula how he’d crossed the Hout Bay valley from Imizamo Yethu and wound up on the frontlines of a fishing rights demonstration near Hangberg. But the fourteen-year-old had gauze stuffed in his mouth after being shot[…]

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Hout Bay fire victims to march on De Lille’s office

Residents from Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay planned to march in Cape Town on Tuesday to demand basic services and an end to “superblocking” in the fire-hit township. The organisers‚ mostly representatives from areas most seriously affected by the large fire in March‚ will hand over a memorandum to mayor[…]

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Update: Hout Bay protest turns violent

Informally housed residents in Hout Bay have once again taken to the streets to have their demands heard. Over the weekend, angry protestors began protest action, resulting in the closure of Victoria Road between the circle and Hout Bay Main Road. Chapman’s Peak Drive was also closed and MyCity and[…]

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