By Rovina Europa (Community elected representative of the Arniston Fishers) And Christian Adams (Chairperson, Coastal Links South Africa) “It is very difficult for us to understand the state of affairs that is currently prevailing in the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), and the behaviour of constant lies and a complete disregard of undertakings.” […]
AT the age of thirty, Pedros Domberg from Doring Bay in the Northern West Coast says that he has now been a fisherman for fifteen to years, but that he has been fishing for more than seventeen years. At the age of fifteen, due to financial constraints within his family, after completing Standard 7 at […]
JUST like Small-Scale Fishers were given the recognition as a sector within the fishing industry when it was decided that a Small-Scale Fishing Policy be developed, fishers in Doring Bay feel that they have now finally also been given the recognition they deserve as a sector at a local level. Pedro Engelbrecht, Coastal Links member, […]
The appeal against the conviction of fishers David Gongqose, Siphumile Windase and Nkosiphendule Juza in 2012, stood before the Mthatha High Court on Friday, November 13. Legal Resources Centre (LRC) the legal representatives for the fishers, say that the matter stood before the court and was well received. “The case was well recieved and was […]
Connected to the sea from childhood DAVID Benjamin has been connected to the sea and fishing from a young age, catching fish and crayfish after school, when he was still at primary school, and both his parents worked in the fishing industry. “My mother worked in the factory here in Port Nolloth, all her life, […]
Fishers from around the world will join in united action on 21 November, to mark World Fisheries Day. The focus each year helps to highlight the critical importance to human lives, of water and the lives it sustains. The theme for this year is “Protect the Marine Ecology and Coastal Environment”. According to the Resources4rRethinking, […]
Dwesa-Cwebe communities will make a bid for the court to review a decision taken in 2000 that made the Dwesa Cwebe a Marine Protected Area (MPA) during an appeal hearing in the Mthatha High Court. The appeal against the conviction of David Gongqose, Siphumile Windase and Nkosiphendule Juza in 2012, will be before the Mthatha […]
Fighting for fishing, land and agricultural opportunities for his community ONE of Ayanda Yekani’s greatest wishes is that the implementation of the small-scale fisheries policy will broaden the area in which he and fellow fishers are able to harvest marine resources. Yekani is from the small town of Hamburg, near East London in the Eastern […]
Traditional knowledge and skills of communities on how to use the planet resource sustainably will be at the forefront of discussions in a regional meeting held in Dakar, Senegal this week. Organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) regional office of Africa, the meeting aims to promote dialogue on science and implementation of experience […]
ALIKREUKELS is available in abundance in Buffeljagsbaai, and can be harvested sustainably, providing a much-needed source of income and work opportunities for the local community. Sarah Niemand, one of the local leaders of Coastal Links South Africa (CLSA) in Buffelsjagsbaai, says that in her community this marine resource has been harvested in her community for […]
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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