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.
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.
Countdown to the General Meeting of the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty: 2 weeks to go!
On the 12 of March 2018, the General Meeting of the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC) will start in Cape Town. The IPC Sovereignty is an autonomous and self-organised global platform of small-scale food producers and rural workers...
“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...
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
MASIFUNDISE Development Trust's transition shifted into fifth gear this week, with five excited interns joining the engaging team. This move follows hot on the heels of another capacity boost for the civil society organization, with the appointment of Community...
Recently, the South African government has been actively rolling out its Small-scale Fishing Policy across four coastal provinces – the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal, and the Northern Cape, But, for small-scale fishers to benefit from livelihood...
“Please tell us what ‘co-operative’ means to you, DAFF?” Ask the KwaZulu Natal Coastal Links leaders and fishing communities at the KZN Coastal Links Provincial Workshop
Coastal Links KZN leaders and fishers are in shock. They have realised that DAFF’s understanding of the words ‘co-operative’, ‘co-management’ and ‘human rights’ is not the same as theirs. Fishing communities in this province have been waiting for the implementation of...