iAfrica Festival

Ulwenadle Lushile: meeting the tides

This story is about the unheard voices of traditional marine fishers. On the doorstep of Isimangaliso Wetland Park – a nature lover’s wonderland that attracts tourists from all over 
the world – are the homes of the poorest and most marginalized coastal communities who have a high dependency on natural resources for survival. In the heart of the most tranquil 
beaches, we follow brave village Women as they conquer the harshness of the waves just to 
provide for their families. We take a walk in their shoes as they share in on their past and 
present experiences of the ocean, the generational access to marine living resources, their 
indigenous knowledge on the practice of mussel harvesting and what they hope for in future, 
especially since they were once criminalized during apartheid times for wanting to provide 
food for their families.

15 October 2022
Concordia CC
Tembisa Jordaan