Vacancy: Programme Coordinator to support fisher people’s fight against social and economic injustices.
By Nosipho Singiswa Is there a political will to drive the success of the Small-Scale Fisheries Policy? The implementation of the policy process is “snailing”. One would even faint if it appeared in the State of the Nation (SONA) address. 10 years overdue and numerous postponements later, the Policy seems to be a heavy task […]
On 11 February 2015, the Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr Senzeni Zokwana, extended the fishing rights that expired or were due to expire in 2015 until the 29 February 2016 for all commercial right holders. The extension was granted to allow the department to fully prepare for the FRAP 2015/16. “The extension […]
The European Union (EU), Re-IncorpFish and Masifundise are jointly hosting a workshop with members of Coastal Links SA (CLSA) from all four coastal provinces to review how the policy implementation process around the small-scale fishing is getting along. The workshop is from Tuesday February 9 – Thursday February 11, at Shalimar Gardens Hotel and Conference […]
The history of the global convergence is deeply rooted in the fight against land and water grabbing. These issues connect with climate change, where communities must maintain control of their water and land. The convergence was born at the Africa Social Forum in Dakar in October 2014 where large-scale land grabbing and climate change were […]
SMALL Scale fishers in the Western Cape have until February 15 to make an input into the draft Provincial Coastal Management Programme, before it gets adopted. The Integrated Coastal Management Act (IMCA) makes it incumbent upon local, provincial and national governments to develop their own coastal management plans, with the input from local communities. The […]
The World Forum of Fisher People and Masifundise Development Trust have supported the call for the release of Mr Saeed Baloch, general secretary Pakistan Fisherfolk, Karachi, who disappeared after his arrest by Pakistan rangers. Baloch was arrested on the 16 of January. Mr Baloch was “invited” for questioning by the Pakistan Rangers last Saturday afternoon, and […]
VAN der Kloof fishers have once again been harassed and intimidated by the local Van der Kloof Police officers over the festive season, after the Task Team set up by the Northern Cape Provincial Government to look into food security for the communities, decided that the fishers taking fish out of the fishing kraals, should […]
“Blue carbon is Ocean Grabbing in disguise; therefore we need to focus on Systems Change”. This is what small-scale fishers and other organisations fighting for the rights of peasants, fishers and small-scale producers said at COP 21, during the People’s Summit, an event that formed part of the COP 21. The event took place […]
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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