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Real struggles yet to be seen – about eNkovukeni

Real struggles yet to be seen – about eNkovukeni

By Sam Masinga Enkovukeni, a community that is home to 19 or ...
Arniston to use international guidelines for local development

Arniston to use international guidelines for local development

  THE FISHING community of Arniston is looking to put international tenure ...
Government developing policy for Inland Fishing

Government developing policy for Inland Fishing

A small-scale fisheries policy is being developed for small-scale fishers in inland ...
Blinkwater, Stilwater and Blouwater – the Buffelsjagbaai co-operatives with much promise

Blinkwater, Stilwater and Blouwater – the Buffelsjagbaai co-operatives with much promise

Fishers in Buffelsjagbaai on the South Coast of the Western Cape have ...
Preferential zones for Small-Scale fishing

Preferential zones for Small-Scale fishing

From a time when fisheries was one of the primary user of ...
Government is flouting its own laws, says fisher leaders

Government is flouting its own laws, says fisher leaders

Fisher leaders have accused the government of flouting the law with its recent fisheries ...

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Registration: Fishers can appeal outcome

Bona fide fishers who have registered to be part of the Small-Scale sector are urged to appeal if they find that they have not qualified to benefit from the Small-Scale Fisheries Policy. DAFF is currently embarking on a process of accepting appeals from the Northern Cape Province. The announcement was made last week, September 16. […]

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Fisheries allocations to come under the spotlight

Fisheries allocations to come under the spotlight

This year’s fisheries allocations will come under the spotlight at a national workshop of small-scale fishers next week. The workshop is hosted by Masifundise and Coastal Links South Africa and will include delegates from around the country. Coastal Links represents some 4 000 fishers in more than 100 coastal communities. This year the first group […]

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SAMSA supplies a boat to fishers in KZN

Members of the small-scale fishing community of Enkovukeni in the north of KwaZulu-Natal, and who lives in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, received a boat from the Department of Transport and the South African Marine Safety Authority (SAMSA), on Friday September 9. The boat and other essential services including engines were handed over to the community […]

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Study spotlights how social changes affected subsistence fishing

A Hypothesis: Subsistence Fishers turn Commercial Fishers an automatic transition? This article is an abstract from a study by: B. M. Clark , M. Hauck , J. M. Harris , K. Salo & E. Russell (2002) Identification of subsistence fishers, fishing areas, resource use and activities along the South African coast, South African Journal of […]

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Community Profile: Stilbaai

Struggles for decent livelihoods amidst scenic beauty The Hook regularly releases articles focusing on communities where Coastal Links South Africa (CLSA) has members. In this week’s edition of The Hook, we take a look at the community of Stilbaai. Stilbaai is a scenic town situated along the southern coast of South Africa, about 300km from […]

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Community Profile: Nonoti

Nonoti, KwazuluNatal: The place of Kob, Garrick and beautiful coastlines Nonoti Community is situated on a 400 hectare piece of land returned to its people by Tongaat Hulett and the Bodasingh family. The community of Nonoti is formed by 300 households. It is represented by the Inqaba Community Trust. The Trust acquired the land through […]

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Some Small-Scale Fishers opt for commercial rights

Small-scale fishers are uncertain about the implementation of the small-scale fisheries SSF) policy, that many have gone so far as to apply for long term commercial fishing rights in the long-line and net-fishing sectors. Wilbur Cloete from Olifantsdrift in Ebenhaeser on the north West Coast is one such fisher who applied for long term net-fishing […]

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Community profile: Colchester

Colchester, a fishing community on the banks of the Sundays River Lying on the banks of the Sundays River, just 20 minutes’ drive from the coast of Port Elizabeth, lies Colchester in a part of the country that remains largely unspoilt, surrounded by sand dunes that date back about 100 000 years. According to SA […]

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Vanderkloof Project: Historic moment for traditional fishers

Vanderkloof Project: Historic moment for traditional fishers

Small-Scale Fishers at Vanderkloof Dam in the Northern Cape were in high spirits on Thursday August 18 as they went into the Advisory Group Meeting of the Experimental Fisheries Management Project (EFMP) at the dam, after the Access ID Cards for fishers were officially handed over to the fishers earlier in the day. Michelle Joshua, […]

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Fisherman Clarence Oliphant’s powerful testimony at VDK meeting

Clarence Oliphant, one of the Vanderkloof Dam fishers from Keurtjieskloof, delivered a powerful speech to the Advisory Group meeting on Thursday, August 18, 2016. In it he pleads for those sitting in the meeting, and especially the representatives from the South African Consolidated Recreational Angling Association (SACRAA) and the South African Sport Anglers and Casting […]

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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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