FunDza responds – #AmINext

FunDza responds – #AmINext

The reported rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana, a 19-year-old UCT student, has rocked the country and once again focused attention on how unsafe it is to a woman or girl growing up in South Africa. Uyinene Mrwetyana was allegedly attacked by a SA Post Office...
#ReadBecause… join the movement!

#ReadBecause… join the movement!

Why do you read? Why does anyone read? Is it because it’s fun or relaxing or because you want to gain new knowledge? Is it to escape your current reality by traveling to far-flung ‘places’? Or is it perhaps to make new friends within the pages of a book?...
Books and all that Jazz!

Books and all that Jazz!

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is an annual event that Cape Town has come to embrace since 2000 – initially as part of the North Sea Jazz Festival. Every year at the end of March, or beginning of April, the event unfolds, opening its arms for local jazz...
Let’s chat over tea on Twitter

Let’s chat over tea on Twitter

To celebrate SA Library Week, FunDza hosted a fun ‘tea on Twitter’ chat on 20 March to get its readers and writers to engage with one another and to shine a light on literacy and the power of the pen… or in this case the pixel! FunDza posed seven...
Finding the Hero Within

Finding the Hero Within

FunDza is excited that its new anthology – Hero Within and Other Writing – is now out and currently being distributed to its Family reading groups countrywide. This beautiful anthology forms a part of its flagship project launched in 2017 – Rights 2.0: Bridging...
A platform for FunDza Fanz Writers

A platform for FunDza Fanz Writers

When FunDza started, its core aim was to promote reading among teens and young adults in South Africa. Because our stories are so easily relatable to our readers, and because reading and writing are interlinked, a focus on writing grew organically out of our reading...