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Masifundise Weekly Information Update

Masifundise Weekly Information Update

Welcome to the Masifundise Development Trust Weekly Update of the year. This ...
Weekly Information Update

Weekly Information Update

16 July 2014 Spreading the Message A mini-exhibition at the offices of ...
Masifundise Weekly Information Update 9 July 2014

Masifundise Weekly Information Update 9 July 2014

Weekly Information Update This information sheet is published every Wednesday and distributed ...

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WWF- SA Small-Scale Fisheries Learning Journey Initiative

WWF- SA Small-Scale Fisheries Learning Journey Initiative The World Wide Fund of South Africa (WWF – SA ) is undertaking  a two day learning excursion to West Coast fishing communities. Representatives from Masifundise and Coastal Links as well as leading retailers are part of the programme, which is taking place today and tomorrow – 23 […]

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Zone B still Zoned Out for Langebaan Fishers

  The dispute around access to fishing Zone B of the Langebaan Lagoon is still ongoing. Traditional fishers headed for court earlier this year as part of their efforts to change their current fishing conditions. They are restricted to fishing in Zone A, which makes it difficult for them to have sustainable livelihoods. Recenly the […]

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Spreading the Message

A mini-exhibition at the offices of Masifundise in Mowbray will be finally completed this month. The exhibition appears on the inside walls and depicts the histories of Masifundise and Coastal Links and the struggles of small-scale fishers for a progressive policy. This initiative is part of a broader effort by Masifundise and Coastal Links to […]

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Vacancy

Job Advert South Africa: Programme Developer to support fisher people’s fight against social and economic injustices. Closing date: Monday, 4 August 2014 Starting date: as soon as possible Nationality: South African or citizen of an African country Masifundise is an organisation based in Cape Town and supporting fishing communities to mobilise and organise and thereby […]

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Vacancy: Programme Developer to support fisher people’s fight against social and economic injustices.

Vacancy: Programme Developer to support fisher people’s fight against social and economic injustices.

South Africa: Programme Developer to support fisher people’s fight against social and economic injustices. Closing date: Monday, 4 August 2014 Starting date: as soon as possible Nationality: South African or citizen of an African country Masifundise is an organisation based in Cape Town and supporting fishing communities to mobilise and organise and thereby become powerful actors at […]

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Western Cape Fishers map out a growth path

Members of CLSA provincial executive committee held a meeting yesterday (8 July) in Cape Town. On the discussion table was the upcoming World Forum of Fisher Peoples’ General Assembly, the August Annual General Meeting of CLSA, its constitution and programme. The meeting was attended by representatives from CLSA branches in Langebaan, Hawston, Paternoster, Saldanha, Mamre, […]

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West Coast Rock Lobster Season to close with immediate effect

West Coast Rock Lobster Season to close with immediate effect The Rock Lobster season will be closed with immediate effect, Masifundise and CLSA representatives were told last week, at a meeting with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF). Masifundise, CLSA and other stakeholders participate in a group, which looks at the status of the […]

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Fisher representatives from 40 countries to meet in Cape Town

Fisher representatives from 40 countries to meet in Cape Town Preparations for the 6th General Assembly of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples, which will be held in Cape Town, are progressing well. Some 150 delegates from 40 countries will gather from 1 to 5 September 2014 to focus on a range of critical issues related […]

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Coastal Links SA constitution in the making

Coastal Links SA constitution in the making Coastal Links South Africa (CLSA) is preparing to adopt the organisation’s constitution. Currently, Masifundise staff and CLSA leadership are organising regional meetings to discuss the contents of the organisations’ constitution which will be adopted later this year at the MDT and CLSA Annual General Meeting. Read more The […]

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Kwazulu Natal fishers still persecuted

Kwazulu Natal fishers still persecuted Arrests, harassment and restrictions are among the obstacles faced by small-scale fishers in parts of Kwazulu Natal (KZN). The rules and practices governing small-scale fisheries are making it very difficult for fishers to make sustainable livelihoods. The immediate implementation of the small-scale fisheries policy will alleviate much of their plight.  […]

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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.