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Seals wait for fishers to catch then take their cut…

Fishers in Langebaan are starting to feel like they are employed by ...
Human Rights Day, let the children know Dwesa Cwebe…

Human Rights Day, let the children know Dwesa Cwebe…

“Let the children learn”, is what Christina Kopano, a CLSA leader from ...
World Women’s Day, we await Chandrika Sharma.

World Women’s Day, we await Chandrika Sharma.

Today, the world celebrates International Women’s Day to honour women and the ...
Fishers exchange visit focuses on cooperatives…

Fishers exchange visit focuses on cooperatives…

The positive impact of fishing co-operatives to the livelihoods of fishers in ...
Small-Scale Fisheries sector neglected…

Small-Scale Fisheries sector neglected…

Masifundise is seriously concerned about the state of the Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) ...
Unwavering commitment by fishers, permits expected…

Unwavering commitment by fishers, permits expected…

The Fishers of Vanderkloof, in the Northern Cape have shown an unwavering ...

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10mg or 20mg levitra Langebaan permit conditions undermines Court ruling…

A hard-fought struggle to have rights and traditional way of life restored for Langebaan fishers was pulled away from under fishers’ noses when the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) issued fishing permits with conditions for the 2017/2018 fishing season. The conditions on the fishing permits goes completely against the ruling of the Western […]

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Turning the tide, fishers look at ways cooperatives can work for their communities…

When the small-scale fisheries policy (SSFP) comes into operation, fishers will be expected to manage their activities in business entities, as the policy will require fishers to form co-operatives. The creation of fishing cooperatives through which the SSFP will be implemented requires those involved in the fishing co-operatives to be able to manage their entities. […]

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Meet Ayanda Yekani

Meet Ayanda Yekani

Ayanda Yekani, from Hamburg, Eastern Cape is a long time standing and active member of Coastal Links South Africa. A traditional fisher and an activist at heart, Ayanda has always taken part in community development, fighting for the rights and development of his community. Tell us how you go involved with Masifundise and Coastal Links? […]

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Small-Scale Fishing Policy enroute…

Small-Scale Fishing Policy enroute…

The implementation of the Small-Scale Fisheries Policy (SSFP) has experienced major set-backs and rights allocation will not happen by the end of March, said Craig Smith, Director of Small-Scale Fisheries, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF). Read More: http://masifundise.org/small-scale-fishing-policy-enroute/ However, there is some progress as the department recently completed taking in appeals from the […]

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Abalobi, empowering small-scale fishers through technology

Abalobi, empowering small-scale fishers through technology

Abalobi, the mobile app for small-scale fishers was launched on Tuesday, January 31 amidst great excitement of fishers from the Langebaan community. The launch, held at the Langebaan Multi-Purpose Centre was attended by fishers and other interested stakeholders including Masifundise Development Trust.   In attendance were the leadership and members of the Langebaan Branch of […]

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Public Hearings on Abalone Poaching

  The Standing Committee of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture will be hosting public hearings on the impact of abalone poaching on small-scale fishing communities in February 2017. Please find attached the committee programme for the hearings as approved by the Chairperson (dates and locations contained therein). These hearings […]

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Human Rights vs property Rights which is the best fit for small-scale fishers?

The debate surrounding the perfect rights allocation system for small-scale fishers has been a tug of “war” between those advocating for a human based rights approach and those in favour of property rights. Rights Based Approach is an approach that is centred around and promotes the use of ‘private property’ as a fundamental basis for […]

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Watch The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Watch The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

WATCH NOW Quality : HDTitle : The Lego Batman MovieDirector : Chris McKay.Writer : Chris McKenna,Erik Sommers,Seth Grahame-Smith. Release : 2017-02-08Language : English.Runtime : 104 min.Genre : Fantasy, Action, Animation, Comedy, Family. Synopsis : Movie The Lego Batman Movie was released in February 8, 2017 in genre Fantasy. Chris McKay was directed this movie and […]

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Watch Logan (2017) Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

WATCH NOW Quality : HDTitle : LoganDirector : James Mangold.Writer : Release : 2017-03-01Language : English.Runtime : 135 min.Genre : Action, Drama, Science Fiction. Synopsis : Logan is a movie genre Action, was released in March 1, 2017. James Mangold was directed this movie and starring by Hugh Jackman. This movie tell story about In […]

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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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