Reflecting on our FunDza Family

Reflecting on our FunDza Family

FunDza has renamed the beneficiary groups it supports with its reading, writing and learning programmes as the ‘FunDza Family’. Groups have to apply to become part of the ‘Family’ and are accepted if they fit certain criteria, i.e. groups need to be reaching people...

2017’s Top Reads

2017’s Top Reads

It's always great to see what stories, books, essays, poems and plays have made our readers heart sing or touched a nerve. We decided to analyse all the content read on fundza.mobi to find out what content was most popular in 2017. Unsurprisingly, romance as a genre...

Meet our brand spanking new interns!

Meet our brand spanking new interns!

FunDza warmly welcomes two new interns to the team: Refilwe Mofokeng and Lukhanyo Matshebelele. We so look forward to having you on board! Now let's find out a little more about them - Refilwe, tell us how you found out about FunDza? "I found out about FunDza when I...

Thinking about our Rethink-Sumbandila project

Thinking about our Rethink-Sumbandila project

This year FunDza has been involved in a very interesting online project based in the Vhembe District of Limpopo, organised by Sumbandila, an educational NGO in the area. Initially it was conceptualised as a Maths and Science support programme. However, as most...

Reflecting on our Inspiring Tomorrow series

Reflecting on our Inspiring Tomorrow series

FunDza followers so enjoy the content from our mobi site but there remained a need for something Mzansi authentic, unique and inspiring. In a world that’s bombarded with negative news in the mainstream media, we felt there was a space for positive articles that would...

Calendar for December

Calendar for December

The countdown to the end of the year begins! It's been a fantastic and - at times - crazy-busy ride. Thanks to all who have been a part of our year. We look forward to a little bit of R&R coming soon. But before that happens... 6 December: Dorothy meets with...

Meet the winners of our Bridging Divides Poetry Competition

Meet the winners of our Bridging Divides Poetry Competition

Competitions are always my favourite thing at FunDza! Making the calls to the winners, to inform them that they have won, is a highlight. It's also a tricky time: so many wonderful submissions but the winning is limited to just a select few! Making the decision is...

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 backgrounds trying to survive...

My journey with FunDza

My journey with FunDza

My name is Sive Sibenya and since I started working for the FunDza Literacy Trust, nothing has been the same and my life has changed drastically, in a positive way. I started working for FunDza on the 10th August 2017. I was hired under a three-month contract, where I...

Saying goodbye to FunDza

Saying goodbye to FunDza

Around four months ago, I started my internship at the FunDza Literacy Trust as part of my in-service training as a Journalism student at CPUT. Not having much previous work experience, I really did not know what to expect from the environment. Would there be devious...

Ramsgate Book and Art Fair

Ramsgate Book and Art Fair

The thick green vegetation and lazy rivers of KwaZulu-Natal’s south coast inspire exotic stories of adventure which is why a meeting of authors and artists in Ramsgate on November 11 and 12 for a book and art festival seemed a perfect fit. Mpume Makhaye, a writer and...

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 learned over...

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