Growing poets through our Fellowship

Growing poets through our Fellowship

This year we launched an exciting new project to develop our young writers: the FunDza Fellowship – a 10-month writing programme for 15 of our aspiring writers, conducted virtually. We selected young people, who had previously submitted Fanz writing or entered FunDza...
10 years, 10 facts, 10 lessons learned!

10 years, 10 facts, 10 lessons learned!

On 6 April 2021, FunDza turned 10 years old! We’re hugely proud of our longevity and the impact that we have had on the lives of young people across our country – and beyond too! A little later in the year we will release an impact report that will...
Meet Lerato and Refiloe

Meet Lerato and Refiloe

Who’re they, you may well ask. Why do I want to meet them? Well, the truth is they don’t exist but we’ve created them to use as personas within FunDza to build profile of our audience and who we are reaching. We were introduced to the concept of...
Goodbye to… Inspiring Tomorrow

Goodbye to… Inspiring Tomorrow

On 16 February 2015, we published our first Inspiring Tomorrow feature article. Penned by Ndibulele Sotondoshe – who was a final year journalism student at CPUT at that time, the article featured Thulani Mbenge, a boxer from the Eastern Cape. Ndibulele told the...
FunDza’s staff writers reflect on their ‘faves’

FunDza’s staff writers reflect on their ‘faves’

At FunDza, we have a team of young staff members who help with editing and writing. They generate many of our ‘Did you know’ blogs, as well as our Inspiring Tomorrow interviews with extraordinary South Africans. Collectively they have produced more than 60 articles...
Fly with FunDza – New writers take off!

Fly with FunDza – New writers take off!

This year the South African Book Fair went virtual – a first, along with the many firsts, in our ‘new normal’. FunDza was invited to be part of the Children’s Programme in the virtual ‘Magic Tent’ which offered a range of exciting activities, from workshops to...
What’s up on WhatsApp?!

What’s up on WhatsApp?!

During lockdown it was interesting to note that many of our partner organisations who started working online felt more comfortable using our WhatsApp site rather than our mobi site. This was probably because WhatsApp became such a popular group space, with...
Special Covid-19 Book Distribution launched

Special Covid-19 Book Distribution launched

We know that the Covid-19 pandemic has affected us all. So we are changing our book policy for the next few months and inviting all interested organisations, who are currently working directly with young people, to apply for a FunDza book donation. The books can be...
A warm FunDza welcome to… Mmatsetshweu Ruby Motaung!

A warm FunDza welcome to… Mmatsetshweu Ruby Motaung!

FunDza’s board is expanding with the addition of three new board members: Mmatsetshweu Ruby Motaung, Rayelene Govender and Brian Mbanga. We are so grateful for their expertise and support. We’ll be introducing them to you one by one… so this is a...