Tribute to Dawid “Oom Dawie” Phillips: 12 June 1960 – 1 October 2015 DAWID Phillips, a man who greatly contributed to poverty eradication amongst the fishing community of Port Nolloth passed away on Thursday October 1. He will be laid to rest on Saturday October 9, in the small fishing town of the Northern Cape. […]
Manila, Philippines – The militant fisherfolk group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA-Pilipinas) blasted the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) officials for endorsing the Blue Economy as a strategy for inclusive growth in fisheries. The High Level Policy Dialogue on Food Security and the Blue Economy (HLPDFSBE) came to a close in Iloilo on […]
Like his ancestors, he lives off the bounty of the sea Victor Shezi, chairperson of Coastal Links SA in KZN says that he has been fishing since he was at high school, that his parents, his grandparents and his ancestors have all lived off the bounty of the sea for many centuries, until the government […]
Masifundise Development Trust has called on parents in the fishing community of Arniston to get their kids involved in a youth programme that will be run by the Cape Agulhas District Municipality. Representatives of Masifundise gathered with parents last Thursday to hear details of the planned programme, from officials of the municipality. As part of […]
Hobeni fishers have given the department of Environmental Affairs 14 days to respond to their request to grant them access to parts of the Dwesa-Cwebe Marine Protected Area. They made this decision on October 1 at a mass rally in Hobeni, where leaders from seven villages and the provincial chairperson of Coastal Links SA addressed […]
Social challenges amidst the beauty Arniston is a small seaside settlement in the Overberg region on the Cape South coast, close to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa. Previously it was known as Waenhuiskrans, an Afrikaans name meaning literally “Wagon house cliff”, after a local sea cave large enough to accommodate a wagon and […]
A lifetime of fishing NTSINDISO Nongcavu, the Eastern Cape provincial chairperson of Coastal Links South Africa, started fishing at the age of eight, accompanying his father and helping to sell their catch afterwards. Ntsindiso hails from Sicembeni, a small community in Port St Johns in the northern part of the Eastern Cape. Here he started […]
Florina Albertyn is a community activist who cares deeply about the well-being of her community. As the chairperson of Coastal Links SA in Hawston and Western Cape Provincial Secretary, she believes that it is important to work for the rights of the fishing community and also to address other issues that seem to be destroying […]
Fishers and community members from Dwesa-Cwebe on the Transkei coast plan to hold a meeting on 1 October to discuss access to fishing rights. The community of Hobeni have sent a memorandum to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and Department of Environmental Affairs in August, demanding the community be allowed access to […]
Policy work and the question of translating local knowledge and science into efficient governance of natural resources are the key issues under discussion at this year’s partner meeting of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) held in Kalk Bay, Cape Town. In the invite sent to attendees, the SSNC said it wanted to continue […]
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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