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Masifundise Weekly Information Update

Masifundise Weekly Information Update

Wednesday 23 July 2014 Linefish status under discussion UCT researcher Serge Raemakers ...
Masifundise Weekly Information Update

Masifundise Weekly Information Update

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

Masifundise Weekly Information Update

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

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Fishers Net Focus on WFFP

The September issue of the Fisher’s Net will be distributed at the upcoming World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP) General Assembly, taking place this September. Taking a turn away from its original concept of focusing mainly on local issues, the publication will feature issues affecting small-scale fishers worldwide. Articles will focus on Privatisation of the […]

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Focus on Linefish 

A presentation focusing on governance dilemmas in the Western Cape traditional Line Fish was one of the highlights at a meeting held by Masifundise, last week. The presentation named “Mind the Gap”, focused on traditional line fishers, their livelihoods and the negative impact of the Linefish rights allocation on the traditional line fishers. Presented by […]

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Langebaan Courtcase delayed

Fishers from the community of Langebaan who want access to Zone B in the Langebaan lagoon met yesterday 5 August with LRC lawyer Wilmien Wickham. The meeting was a feedback session regarding the proceedings of the case and a platform to discuss a way forward. The fishers have been in an unending battle with South […]

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Popular movements in spotlight 

The impact of the work of popular movements on communities will come under the spotlight at an international gathering this month. The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) has invited 12 of their partner organisations from Africa, Asia, Europe and America to the meeting, which will take place at Goedgedacht, outside Cape Town, from 15 […]

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Masifundise continues bid to join Line Fish case

Legal Resources Centre attorney Wilmien Wicomb will this week submit papers on behalf of Masifundise in a court case involving the Line Fish Association. Masifundise has sought to join the case as an interested party, an attempt that is being opposed by the Line Fish Association. The Association had initially filed court papers to stop […]

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West Coast Women want a stake in fisheries

  Masifundise is working with local government in the Matzikama municipal area to look at ways of strengthening the role of women in fisheries. Last week Hahn Goliath, a Masifundise field worker, met with the Integrated Development Plan Manager of Matzikama municipality. The two discussed the development and role of fisher women of Doring Bay […]

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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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Weekly Information Update

Weekly Information Update

16 July 2014 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 […]

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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 via our database, our website and social media. It provides information on the work of Masifundise Development Trust (Masifundise) and Coastal Links South Africa (CLSA). 9 July 2014 New guidelines to improve impact of Marine Protected Areas UCT’s Environmental and Evaluation Unit (EEU) […]

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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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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.