Masifundise facilitates the formation and growth of mass based
community organisations in poor coastal areas. 


Masifundise develops discussion papers that speak in the voice of traditional small-scale
fisher fishers and critically analyses some of the important concepts and definitions
related to fishery policy and management. 

Our Vision

We have a vision of empowered SSF communities with the ability to build
and strengthen their food sovereignty within a more just and democratic
socio-economic and political environment.

Latest News




Delving deeper into the Port Nolloth fishing community

On 9 June 2021, Masifundise embarked on a field trip to Port Nolloth to learn about the in-depth fishing culture and history that exists. The Port Nolloth harbour, where small-scale fishers launch their boats and where the Aukatowa Small-scale Fishing Cooperative has...

Internship opportunities at Masifundise!

 Media and Communication Internship Masifundise is a civil society organisation with a long track record in the small-scale fishing sector. Its aim is to promote and advance human rights and Food Sovereignty in small-scale fishing communities in South Africa, and...

In the Media

Bid to address flaws in cooperative registration process

Masifundise held a long-awaited virtual meeting with the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries on 8 October to address various obstacles holding up the cooperative registration process. The meeting was a result of many engagements with small-scale fishing...

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