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...
Hamba kakuhle, Yoshi!

Hamba kakuhle, Yoshi!

In October we said goodbye to Yoshiaki Nagasawa, who joined us from Hokkiado, Japan, for a five-month volunteer internship. I first met Yoshi in Cairo at eLearning Africa in May 2016. He’d come to hear my talk on FunDza that focused on the lessons we’d...
Learning from our Lean Data

Learning from our Lean Data

As a grantee of Omidyar Network, we were given the opportunity to have Lean Data, a data service created by Acumen, conduct a free external evaluation of our beneficiaries to get quick and high-quality feedback. Lean Data uses low-cost technology and methods to gather...
Learning in Context – eLA 2017 in review

Learning in Context – eLA 2017 in review

This marked the fifth eLearning Africa to which I’ve been privileged to attend and give a presentation. It is one of the highlights of my year – learning about what is happening elsewhere in Africa in the eLearning space. The conference always attracts...