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.

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We are hiring: Field Researcher

Masifundise Development Trust   Position: Field Researcher (6-month contract) Start date: 1 June 2022   The Masifundise Development Trust (MDT) is collaborating with the Institute of Poverty Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western...

Fisher Peoples Tribunal to strengthen the voices of fisherfolk

On 12 April 2022, Masifundise hosted a successful strategy and planning workshop in preparation for a Fisher Peoples Tribunal to take place in 2023. The organisation has worked with rural small-scale fishing communities for the last 20 years, supporting mobilisation...

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