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...
What home means…

What home means…

When I think of home I think of comfort, a retreat from the world, a space for family and friends, a place for reflection and introspection. My home is a safe space. My community is largely safe too. Of course there is crime but it doesn’t impinge too much on my life:...
A shout out to our biggest complainer!

A shout out to our biggest complainer!

There is nothing better than having Fanz readers who not only spot mistakes but who also tell us about them! One of our most avid readers, using the pseudonym Maxine Jordan, first complained to us about technical problems with one of our online courses. When she...
Answering the question: #WhatDoYouStandFor

Answering the question: #WhatDoYouStandFor

The inaugural Human Rights Festival held at Constitution Hill from 23-25 March used the hashtag #WhatDoYouStandFor to encourage visitors to think about the contributions they make towards nation building and social cohesion. #WhatDoYouStandFor? – it’s an...
Resilience in changing times

Resilience in changing times

We know that we live in changing and challenging times. As a small organisation we have little impact on the macro environmental changes in our country, and indeed the world. But  we do have control over our internal structure, and how we respond to these shifts and...
Zimkhitha’s new adventure

Zimkhitha’s new adventure

Zimkhitha found FunDza on Mxit in 2012 and contacted us about submitting a story as a Fanz writer in August 2012. Her first story published – under her pseudonym ‘Vixene Jones’ – was The Invincible Force, about two lovers from different...