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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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