/Community Empowerment

International Anti-nuclear activists speak out!

Invitation: Anti-nuclear activism in Russia, the U.S. and around the world When: 16h00-18h30, Sat 16 Sep Where: St Paul’s Church, 161 Monty Naicker Road, Durban Central (opposite the Workshop) Recently Earthlife Africa Johannesburg  and SAFCEI challenged the government’s nuclear deals with Russia, the U.S. and South Korea. In April 2017 judgement was delivered in the [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Energy & Climate Change, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on International Anti-nuclear activists speak out!

Offshore Oil and Gas Workshop

On the 18th of July 2017, the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance together with Groundwork hosted an offshore oil and gas stakeholder consultative at the Austerville community civic centre. The purpose of the oil and gas workshop was to create awareness in the communities of proposed 3D and 2D seismic testing in our ocean. The [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Energy & Climate Change, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Offshore Oil and Gas Workshop

Events of KZN Fisherfolk

Fishermen’s walk The KZN Subsistence fishermen’s forum representing 12 000 subsistence fishermen, together with the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance, will be holding a fisherman’s walk on Durban’s Promenade on the 8th of July 2017 at 8am. The start of the walk will be from Snake park pier, ending at North Pier. The walk will be [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Events of KZN Fisherfolk

Chinese fishing Trawler seen at Port Edward coastline

We the KZN SUBSISTENCE Fisher folks are concerned about the sighting of the suspicious fishing trawlers once again off our coastline. The vessels have been fishing illegally close to our coastline out of international waters. This continues to happen during the winter months when the sardine shoal and other game fish enter our shores. The present [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Community Empowerment, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Chinese fishing Trawler seen at Port Edward coastline

Fish not Oil Campaign Launch

Fish Not Oil Campaign Launch, Durban Beach front  On the 19thof June 2017, at 9 am the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance, together with the subsistence fisher folk of Durban, launched their campaign ‘FISH NOT OIL’ on the Durban Beach front.   The subsistence fisher folk gathered with their rods and reels to show who [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Fish not Oil Campaign Launch

Fisherman’s livelihood at risk

Date: 14 June 2017 Venue: Austerville Civic Centre Time: 17:30pm – 20:00pm Hitachi Technologies are proposing a desalination plant for the Bluff community. This will have impacts on the people, marine environment and marine animals. A public meeting will be hosted by GIBB, the consultants on this project. It is crucial the public attend and [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Fisherman’s livelihood at risk

Fisherfolk Livelihood at Risk

 Sea mining, oil exploration and water treatment projects are set to destroy the ocean and life withinMultiple companies hope to exploit our ocean through projects such as seismic testing, sand winning and the construction of a desalination plant. They will plunder the oceans resources for their own gains, leaving the fisherfolk, who rely on the [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Fisherfolk Livelihood at Risk

Desalination Plant and Sand-winning

The South Durban Community Environmental Alliance attended two public meetings on the 17thand 18th of May.On the 17tha public meeting was held at the Austerville Civic Centre. It was hosted by the consulting firm GIBB and the developer Hitachi. This meeting was to address the public on a proposed desalination plant being built in the [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Infratructure & Development, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Desalination Plant and Sand-winning