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




Human Rights Day, let the children know Dwesa Cwebe…

“Let the children learn”, is what Christina Kopano, a CLSA leader from Mendwane will be embracing on Human Rights Day, March 21, 2017 when she takes children from Mendwane into the Dwesa Cwebe Marine Protected Area (MPA), in the Eastern Cape. Kopano has dedicated...

Public Hearings on Abalone Poaching

  The Standing Committee of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture will be hosting public hearings on the impact of abalone poaching on small-scale fishing communities in February 2017. Please find attached the...

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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Call for action on crippling Eastern Cape water crisis

Fourteen civil society organisations, including Masifundise, hosted a media briefing on 17 September to highlight the water crisis in parts of the country, especially the Eastern Cape. People in water scarce communities are forced to drink contaminated water while...

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