CLSA responds to Draft Integrated Management Plan Kwazulu Natal communities say that they have a constitutional right to be part of any processes that will directly affect their lives. These were the sentiments of seven communities who will be affected by the iSimangaliso Draft Integrated Management Plan (IMP). Community groups from Mvutshane, Mahlungulu, Hlomula and […]
On July 9, representatives of the Fishing and Aquaculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) held a meeting with representatives of Civil Society Organisations (CSO). FAO plans to introduce a proposal for a rights based approach for captured fisheries. The purpose of the meeting was to get the view of CSOs on the […]
In South Africa, Snoek is caught by fishermen along the Western and Northern Cape coastline, it is a delicacy and a source of protein for many South African families, particularly the poor living next to these coastlines. It is also a source of livelihoods for fishermen and their families. You will find the species sold […]
A delegation from The World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) is gearing up to attend the 32nd session of the Food and Agriculture Organisations of the United Nations (FAOUN) Committee on Fisheries (COFI) conference. The 32nd session of COFI will take place from July 11 to 15 in Rome, Italy. Attending the conference will be […]
In this edition we place an appeal from 350.org, (a global movement that campaigns against climate change), for people all over the world to sign the petition to save the mangrove forests of the Sundarbans that runs through India and Bangladesh, and the Unesco World Heritage Site in Lamu Region in Kenya. Both are under […]
Petronella ‘Mara’ Bezuidenhout from Petrusville says that she has been catching fish at the Van der Kloof Dam, since she was a small girl in Standard 2 (Grade 4). Her greatest influence in fishing has been her mother, who was a keen fisher and taught her all the tricks of fishing. Mara was born in […]
Masifundise is building an extensive communication platform that includes, print, electronic and social media. With every issue concerning and affecting small scale fisher's, Masifundise endeavours to be heard.
By having regular articles in the press- we aim to bring information and awareness not only to small scale fishers but to the public at large.
These are our articles published in different print media.
Cape Times Article on Small Scale Fishing by CLSA
Son - Article 20 October 2013
Weekend Argus - 09 June 2013
Muslim Views Article - April 2013
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