Clarence Oliphant, one of the Vanderkloof Dam fishers from Keurtjieskloof, delivered a powerful speech to the Advisory Group meeting on Thursday, August 18, 2016. In it he pleads for those sitting in the meeting, and especially the representatives from the South African Consolidated Recreational Angling Association (SACRAA) and the South African Sport Anglers and Casting […]
Opinion Nosipho Singiswa The conservation of natural resources should not discriminate against indigenous resource users. The protection, management and preservation of the natural resource are vital to the natural ecosystem, but should not be implemented in a way that further benefits the rich and further impoverishes the poor. In most cases, you will find that […]
Kosi Bay is a series of four interlinked lakes in the Maputaland area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was Proclaimed as a nature reserve in 1950 and extended in 1984. The four lakes Makhawulani, Mpungwini, KuNhlange and Amanzamnyama consist of inter-connecting channels which drain via a sandy estuary into the Indian Ocean and they provide […]
By Nosipho Singiswa Women are the corner stone of the society. They are the back bone of a family and the nurturer of relationships. They make food for the stomach, give food for thought and at times if not most, are the breadwinners. The Small-Scale Fisheries Policy makes provision for gender rights and the inclusion […]
Small-scale fishers have been applying for commercial fishing rights during the current FRAP (Fishing Rights Allocation Process), mainly due to the uncertainty about the implementation of the small-scale fishing policy, and some fishers think it might not be a good thing to do. Salvester Don, Coastal Links South Africa (CLSA) member in Ebenhaeser on the […]
Florina Albertyn, Coastal Links South Africa (CLSA) NEC member from Hawston has said that she cannot see anything positive that came out of the meeting that Senzeni Zokwana, the minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries conduct with the community of Hawston at the Thusong Centre on Thursday, July 28. “As far as I can see […]
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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