FunDza’s ASAS project is a game changer!

FunDza’s ASAS project is a game changer!

FunDza was delighted to receive a grant through the Western Cape After School Innovation Fund to run a new project: the After School Action Series (ASAS). The Innovation Fund is managed by Community Chest on behalf of the Western Cape Government After School Game...
Three new exciting blogs for fundza.mobi

Three new exciting blogs for fundza.mobi

FunDza launched three new blogs in March offering readers thought-provoking content, practical advice for the world of work, and handy step-by-step guides to doing a whole lot of useful and yummy things! MindSpace is just what it says: a space where young writers and...
Remembering Agnes Kimberley

Remembering Agnes Kimberley

We are really sad at FunDza to tell you that Agnes Kimberley, one of FunDza’s most popular and regular writers, and one of our champions, passed away in December. We will miss her, and our readers will really miss her stories. She wrote twenty short stories that...
Valentine’s splash in the Sunday Tribune

Valentine’s splash in the Sunday Tribune

The Sunday Tribune in KwaZulu-Natal ran a Valentine’s Day Special that gave readers a taste of FunDza’s fabulous short stories that can be read and enjoyed on FunDza’s mobi site (fundza.mobi). As the feature coincided with Valentine’s day, of course they selected hot...
Sparking a writing journey!

Sparking a writing journey!

Sibongile Fisher’s story is one of those that remind us at Fundza just why we do what we do, and just how rewarding and impactful it is. Fundza ran a ‘Mentoring Young Writers’ project in Gauteng form 2014 – 2016 where emerging young writers were paired with published...
Laptops for lucky writers!

Laptops for lucky writers!

FunDza was so delighted when Dianne Stewart donated two beautiful brand new laptops for two aspiring young writers, who were selected by FunDza. For many of our young aspiring writers, access to a computer is difficult. Many use their phones to write and send through...
Mentoring future writers in KZN!

Mentoring future writers in KZN!

FunDza’s ‘Mentoring Young Writers programme’ is something I am particularly proud of. For the last three years we have run this programme, starting in the Western Cape, then Gauteng, and this year in KZN. Every time we start the programme I feel daunted by the...
FunDza goes to the Himeville Arts Festival

FunDza goes to the Himeville Arts Festival

As FunDza’s content developer, I was invited to the Himeville Arts Festival in the Underberg to run a creative writing workshop. It was the Arts Festival’s inauguaral festival, organised by Kyle Allen who runs poetry workshops for the Family Literacy Project in...
Introducing Nhlalwenhle

Introducing Nhlalwenhle

Nhlalwenhle Londeka Luthuli is a remarkable woman. She is a domestic worker by day and a writer by night as well as a mother to twins. Her employer doesn’t know that when she knocks off her work as a cleaner, she sits up late into the night writing gripping powerful...
FunDza launches ‘It Takes Two! Vol 2’!

FunDza launches ‘It Takes Two! Vol 2’!

On the 25th February 2016 FunDza celebrated the launch of the second anthology to come out of our ‘Mentoring Young Writers’ project, which is generously sponsored by the National Arts Council. ‘It Takes Two’ is a fitting title as experienced writers were paired with...