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Africa Day: looking at Africa and Fishing

Africa Day: looking at Africa and Fishing

As Africa celebrates Africa Day, The Hook takes a look at how ...
Coastal links South Africa reject draft regulations on proposed Marine Protected Areas

Coastal links South Africa reject draft regulations on proposed Marine Protected Areas

  Coastal Links South Africa has submitted comments rejecting the proposed draft ...
Workshop on equitable and secure tenure

Workshop on equitable and secure tenure

The first Provincial Training Workshop on the Increased use of the Voluntary ...
Draft MPA Regulations fail to recognise the tenure rights of the Kosi Bay communities

Draft MPA Regulations fail to recognise the tenure rights of the Kosi Bay communities

By Masifundise The communities living along the coastline in Maputaland in Northern ...
Fishers talk about freedom

Fishers talk about freedom

27 April celebrates the day when the first democratic election was held ...
Call for comments on proposed MPAs

Call for comments on proposed MPAs

Public to comment before 3rd May 2016… On 3rd February the Department ...

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AGM 2016:  Fishers Chart the way forward!

The Masifundise and Coastal Links Annual General Meeting will be held in Cape Town, on May 27, is to put in place a clear programme to advance the interests of small-scale fishers for 2016 and beyond. The AGM is preceded by a National Level Workshop that places the spotlight on a number of key issues […]

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Smangaliso on Isimangaliso Wetlands Park…

Smangaliso Mageba a small-scale fisher and Coastal Links SA (CLSA) member who lives in the iSimangalsio Wetlands Park MPA, said that as a community, their main gripe is that they have not been consulted regarding the new set of draft regulations, that will expand the system of MPA’s throughout the South African coastline . “This […]

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Update on Policy verification process by Masifundise…

The small-scale fisheries policy (SSFP) implementation process kicked off in April this year, with the verification of small scale fishers having started in April. Below are some facts about the verification process so far: Three is the amount of provinces that has been verified until the end of April. They are the Western Cape, Eastern […]

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Cheese, Wine and Alikreukel…

Buffeljagsbaai fisherwomen showcase at a Cheese and Wine festival The Alikreukel stand of the women of Buffelsjagbaai and Suurbraak made a huge impact at the Cheese and Wine Festival in Stellenbosch recently, according to Sarah Niemand, Coastal Links SA (CLSA) member in Buffelsjagbaai. “Some people cried when they related their stories of they used to […]

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Masifundise, Coastal Links meet with DAFF….

Coastal Links SA (CLSA), Masifundise Development Trust (MDT) and Legal Resources Centre (LRC) met with the Acting Deputy Director General (DDG) for Fisheries, Siphokazi Ndudane on Monday May 16 to discuss our concerns on the implementation of the small scale fisheries policy (SSFP) and the general welfare of the small scale fisheries sector. CLSA were […]

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Protests and Statements in solidarity of Amadiba Community…

The Australian Mining company, Mineral Commodities LTD (MRC), that has proposed to mine on the ancestral land of Amadiba community in the Eastern, will on the 25 of May hold its Annual General meeting in Perth, Australia. With the on-going crisis and the recent killing of the Amadiba Activist, Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe, there is a […]

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Tenure Workshop kicks off in Kwazulu Natal…

The responsible governance of Land, Forestry and Fisheries Tenure is the current topic for about 30 fishers in Kwazulu Natal (KZN) this week. The second provincial workshop on the Voluntary Guidelines on Governance of Tenure (VGGT) kicked off on Tuesday, 17 May, in Richards Bay, (KZN). Attending the workshop are fishermen and women from Bizane, […]

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Update on FRAP 2015/16 by DAFF

Update on FRAP 2015/16 by DAFF The Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries has given an update on the Fishing Rights Allocation Process. The update, in the form of a media release states that the Department distributed 16 744 application forms for 10 fishing sectors where rights expired at various times during the course of […]

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Progress is slow but sure for Vanderkloof fishers

Small scale fishers at Van der Kloof Dam in the Northern Cape are forging ahead and slowly making progress towards establishing sustainable livelihoods, but a long road still lies ahead. Michelle Joshua, Masifundise Development Fieldworker who works with the fishers at Van der Kloof, said that they appreciated the support given to the Van der […]

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Mining company ‘disturbing crayfish in their habitat’

COASTAL Links SA members in Port Nolloth recently approached the Richtersveld Municipality to look into the recent mining activities of Alexkor, an Alexander Bay based diamond mining company that recently started to mine for diamonds in Port Nolloth. Christiaan Mackenzie, the chairperson of CLSA in Port Nolloth, says that the area in which Alexkor is […]

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Media Articles


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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Masifundise can be contacted at infocom@masifundise.org.za or 021 6854549. Speak to Mansoor or Nosipho.
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