Masifundise is part of the International Development Research Centre’s three year project which will look at how the international tenure guidelines can be used by communities living adjacent and in Marine Protected Areas. Masifundise’s Leila Emdon with Carsten Pederson attended a briefing session, hosted by IDRC in Uganda. The briefing session took place from 12 […]
2014 was yet another year filled with suffering and disappointment for many Small-Scale fishers in the Western and Northern Cape. Interim Relief 9 permit brought more difficulties for communities. There was no change in the manner of how the process was handled by DAFF, infact matters got worse proving that it was time that the […]
We plan to make 2015 the year of small-scale fishers. This is the year when the small-scale fisheries (SSF) policy MUST be implemented. We will not tolerate any further delays. The rotten interim relief system has been in place for nine years. The court had ordered that interim relief should be introduced for two […]
New regulations have been drafted related to the management of the Dwesa-Cwebe Marine Protected Area. The regulations were gazetted on 4 November by the Department of Environmental Affairs and those who wished to comment were given 30 days to do so. Masifundise and Coastal Links SA have prepared comments for submission as the regulations impacts […]
Masifundise and Coastal Links leaders are pressing for the implementation of agreements reached with Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) officials during a three hour discussion over Interim Relief matters last week. More than 100 Coastal Links SA members from 15 coastal towns gathered at the DAFF offices in Cape Town on Thursday 27 […]
2014: a memorable year for small-scale fishers Like most years, 2014 had its challenges and opportunities, ebbs and flows, hardships and victories. For Masifundise and Coastal Links South Africa, the year will be remembered as a significant one in our ongoing struggle for fishers’ rights. The amended Marine Living Resources Act was finally adopted by […]
The Masifundise and Coastal Links gender workshop ended on a high note last week. 35 women from the four coastal provinces in South Africa were brought together to discuss Ocean Grabbing. The discussions were centred on taking action against Ocean Grabbing. They also focused on educating and empowering the women. The last day of the […]
The Trust for Community Outreach and Education will launch a Movement for the rural poor. From the 4 until 9 December small-scale farmers, rural women, farm workers, fishers, forest dwellers, and the landless will meet to launch a movement that will take forward their interests, needs and demands.
Persistent flaws in the Interim Relief system are playing havoc with the lives of thousands of people in Small-scale fishing communities across the Western and Northern Cape. The late issuing of permits, the inclusion of non-fishers in beneficiary lists and general mismanagement by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) deprives fishers of sustainable […]
35 Women from the Western, Eastern, Northern Cape and Kwazulu gathered yesterday in Paternoster for the Gender Workshop organised by Masifundise and Coastal Links South Africa. The Gender workshop is a three day event that will take a look at Ocean Grabbing, its effects on the livelihoods of Small-scale fishers and how women play a […]
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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