Thank you, Xneelo, for your support

Thank you, Xneelo, for your support

Xneelo, formerly known as Hetzner, has sponsored FunDza’s dedicated server hosting since 2013. FunDza is hugely grateful for their support. In February, the web hosting company approached us to find out how their support of our online platform has made a...
Hamba kakuhle, Sonja!

Hamba kakuhle, Sonja!

I first met Sonja when she was in the process of finalising her book – The uBuntu Girl – detailing her incredible journey across our country. FunDza’s publishing partner, Cover2Cover Books, ended up publishing the book… but through the process...
Shining a light on our published writers

Shining a light on our published writers

We spend a lot of time working with our Fanz writers virtually – emails largely, but sometimes SMSes/WhatsApps or the odd phonecall. Having the opportunity to meet them in person and speak face-to-face becomes a valuable and precious opportunity. FunDza has...
Joining hands, speaking from our hearts

Joining hands, speaking from our hearts

This year we have committed to spending some resources on team building and personal development opportunities for staff as we have seen the difference these can have on individuals and the wellness of the organisation as a whole. Creating space to get to know one...
Top reads for 2018!

Top reads for 2018!

Looking at our top reads for 2018 we can see that romance continues to be a big drawcard for readers as many of these top reads have ‘love’ as an underlying theme. But, what also draws readers back are true life stories – particularly those that deal...
So much learning at eLearning Africa

So much learning at eLearning Africa

The eLearning Africa conference brings together a 1000 or more people from across the African continent and beyond to talk about technology and learning within our African context. The majority of the participants are from Africa – with most countries...
Insights from our Family groups

Insights from our Family groups

In the hectically busy month of September, Nandi devoted some time to catching up with a number of our Family beneficiary groups to get deeper insights into how they are using the FunDza books and what impact these are having on the teen and young adult readers. The...
Overcoming my fears at EsF Assembly!

Overcoming my fears at EsF Assembly!

#TrueConfessions: I love giving presentations about FunDza but – and it is a big but – I’m terrified of giving presentations to teachers. Perhaps this is a throwback to my long ago schoolgirl past, or perhaps not having had a teaching background...
A warm welcome to Zilungile

A warm welcome to Zilungile

We caught up with Zilungile Zimela, our Marketing, Communications & Partnerships Officer. This 29-year-old inspiring woman from the Eastern Cape is the newest addition to our FunDza Family. This is what she had to say… *** Q: Who is Zilungile? Zilungile is a...