Wednesday, 6 November 2013 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. Marine Living Resources Act Amendment Bill in Parliament The above Bill was adopted by the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and has been […]
IN JANUARY NEXT YEAR, the trek-net fishers of Langebaan will be going to court to assert their right to earn a sustainable livelihood. Net fishers, through their organisation, Coastal Links South Africa are lodging a court case against the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Department of Environmental Affairs, South African National […]
Coastal Links NEC completes PE meeting The last CLSA National Executive Committee meeting was held in Port Elizabeth on the 28 and 29 of October 2013. Issues on the agenda included the upcoming Interim Relief dispensation in the Western and Northern Cape, the revised package for the Eastern Cape and Kwazulu Natal and the work […]
Marine bill could be game-changer for small-scale fishermen – Letter in Cape Times, Page 8, 28/10/2013
This was an important month for small-scale fishers around the country. Representatives of Masifundise and Coastal Links South Africa (CLSA), a mass-based organisation of thousands of small-scale fishers submitted their comments on the MLRA Amendment Bill to the Portfolio Committee of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Parliament on 16 October 2013. The adoption of […]
This is an article based on MDT’s comments on the MLRA. It was published in Sondag Son on Sunday the 20 of October 2013
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 This weekly update provides short bits of information on the work on the work of Masifundise Development Trust (MDT) and Coastal Links South Africa (CLSA). It will appear every Wednesday. Parliamentary submissions Members of CLSA and MDT made submissions to parliament on Wednesday 16 October, in support of the […]
This weekly update provides short bits of information on the work on the work of Masifundise Development Trust and Coastal Links South Africa. It will appear every Wednesday. Centane Open Day The small-scale fishing (SSF) policy, adopted by cabinet last year, and the plan to implement it, will come under the spotlight at a CLSA […]
This first edition of a Pan African Fishers Net newsletter has been shaped by organisations representing fisher peoples across the continent. The key themes addressed are fisheries governance, management and tenure rights. Fisheries governance reforms at African level (African Union/Nepad) and global level (World Bank/ Global Partnership for Oceans) are analysed and solutions are presented. […]
Wednesday, 2 October 2013 This weekly update provides short bits of information on the work of Masifundise Development Trust and Coastal Links South Africa. It will appear every Wednesday. CLSA conference in Durban. Members of CLSA from around the country met in Durban on 16 and 17 September to develop a constitution for the organisation and […]
The time has dawned for the implementation of the Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) policy. After almost ten years of organisation, mobilisation, advocacy, disappointment, frustration, protest, persuasion and solidarity the SSF policy has been adopted and a plan is in place to implement it. The implementation will not be simple. In fact, it may be the hardest […]
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.
Son - Article 20 October 2013
Weekend Argus - 09 June 2013
Muslim Views Article - April 2013
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