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MDT Weekly Information Update

MDT Weekly Information Update

Thursday, 3 April 2014   This information sheet is published every Wednesday ...
In Solidarity and Hope for Chandrika Sharma

In Solidarity and Hope for Chandrika Sharma

Dear Naren and Meghna, family of Chandrika and ICSF friends,   On ...
Dominant voice in the “traditional linefishing” debate has been misleading

Dominant voice in the “traditional linefishing” debate has been misleading

An article by Josh Cox that appeared in the Cape Time, Page ...

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A Timely Basket of Changes

A Timely Basket of Changes

Opinion Piece by: Christian Adams, national chairperson Coastal Links South Africa and the four provincial chairpersons Ntsindiso Nongcavu (Eastern Cape) Dawie Phillips (Northern Cape) Lindani Ngubane (KZN) and Neville Luyt (WC) Appeared in the Cape Times on March 13 2014 Page 13: New Fisheries Policy To redress Wrongs The final adoption of the new small-scale fisheries […]

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Cape Times Article on Small Scale Fishing by CLSA

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Letter to the Editor: Welfare of Small Scale Fishers

Letter to the Editor: Welfare of Small Scale Fishers

The Editor Cape Times 5 March 2014 ( Appeared in the Cape Times on the 7th of March 2014) I read the article by Pedro Garcia, the chairman and founder of the SA United Fishing Front, with interest. (Cape Times, Monday 3 March 2014) Our country’s constitution guarantees freedom of expression and so he has […]

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We introduce you to the World Forum for Fisher People (WFFP)

We introduce you to the World Forum for Fisher People (WFFP)

WFFP was launched in October 2000 at a conference in France. It aims to protect the livelihoods of fisher people, uphold fishing and fundamental rights, pursues social justice, preserve and promote culture, affirm water as the source of all life and commit to sustain fisheries and aquatic resources for present and furture generations. Download Brochure

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Masifundise Weekly Information Update: 26 February 2014

Masifundise Weekly Information Update: 26 February 2014

Wednesday, 26 February 2014   This weekly update provides short bits of information on the work of Masifundise Development Trust (MDT) and Coastal Links South Africa (CLSA). It appears every Wednesday.Global Forum and Expo on Family Farming A Global Forum and Expo takes place in Budapest, Hungary next week, which will examine the issue of […]

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Media Release: Coastal Links calls for immediate corrective action on lobster allocation in Arniston and Struisbaai

Media Release: Coastal Links calls for immediate corrective action on lobster allocation in Arniston and Struisbaai

18 February 2014 Media Release: Coastal Links calls for immediate corrective action on lobster allocation in Arniston and Struisbaai The Department of fisheries must urgently investigate the flawed allocation of lobster permits in Arniston and Struisbaai and take corrective action. Coastal Links South Africa, representing over 4 000 small-scale fishers in South Africa, last year negotiated […]

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International Guidelines on Securing Sustainable Small Scale Fisheries

International Guidelines on Securing Sustainable Small Scale Fisheries

This Document contains the draft text of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication. It has been developed as a complement to the 1995 FAO Code for responsible fishing Download Click here for the Code of Conduct: http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/v9878e/v9878e00.htm

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Masifundise Weekly Information Update

Masifundise Weekly Information Update

Masifundise Weekly Information Update February 12, 2014 Welcome to the Masifundise Development Trust Weekly Update of the year. This information sheet is published every Wednesday and distributed via our database, our website and social media. It provides information on the work of Masifundise and Coastal Links South Africa. Rock Lobster permit dispute in Arniston and […]

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Masifundise Weekly Information Update

Masifundise Weekly Information Update

Wednesday, 5 February 2014   This information sheet is published every Wednesday and distributed via our database, our website and social media. It provides information on the work of Masifundise Development Trust (MDT) and Coastal Links South Africa (CLSA). International Guidelines on Small-Scale Fisheries On February 1, 2014, The Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO) started their 2nd round of technical […]

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Media Release: Give rights to KZN and Eastern Cape fishers to sell their catch

Media Release: Give rights to KZN and Eastern Cape fishers to sell their catch

February 4, 2014 An exemption that allows subsistence fishers in Kwazulu Natal and the Eastern Cape to sell their catch will substantially alleviate their plight. Currently the fishers receive permits that prevent them from selling their catch and generating some income. Coastal Links South Africa, representing more than 4 000 small-scale fishers from around the country, […]

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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.