Just by chance… meeting Ozzy!

Just by chance… meeting Ozzy!

Zimkhitha Mlanzeli went off to an interview with the Children’s Radio Foundation. She got more than she bargained for. Just by chance she bumped into a Fanz writer she’s been working with, but has never met. In her words… *** I walk into the building, unsure where to...

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...

Calendar for March 2017

Calendar for March 2017

March is soon upon us, here is what's planned: 8 & 9 March: Mignon is in Johannesburg for the final modules of Tsiba's Financial Sustainability course. 10 March: Sonja hosts Reading for Enjoyment sessions at False Bay College, Fish Hoek. 12-17 March: Sonja ventures up...

All you need is love! Nandi ties the knot

All you need is love! Nandi ties the knot

Our FunDza family is known for its love of celebrations. We've celebrated new books and exciting ventures, birthdays and new births, graduations and personal achievements. And, we've celebrated with those who've left to embark on new adventures. The second of February...

The end of a chapter: It Takes Two!

The end of a chapter: It Takes Two!

Since 2014 we've been running a flagship project sponsored by the National Arts Council and called "Mentoring Our Future Writers". Saturday, 18 February, saw us close the book on the final chapter of this inspiring and heart-warming endeavour in which we paired young...

An afternoon with FunDza

An afternoon with FunDza

“Dear FunDza Team. Thank you for facilitating a great meeting. It was insightful to give feedback in a more relaxed environment, sharing of what has been working in different organizations, schools etc. I really felt encourage to implement some of the best practices...

Calendar for February 2017

Calendar for February 2017

Even though we can't believe we're more than halfway through February, here is what we have been and what we will be up to in February: 6 February: Sonja Kruse provides training for the 2017 Year Beyond Volunteers in fun activities and games. 14 February: Sonja meets...

Top reads of 2016!

Top reads of 2016!

We like to keep an eye on the most popular reads on FunDza so we can try to understand what our readers love/want/need to read. So, here's our analysis of FunDza's greatest hits of 2016! Drum roll, if you please... Top 5 Books: Sugar Daddy, Love Interrupted, Dark...

The ghost writer

The ghost writer

It started as a way to create new content for the FunDza mobi site. At a weekly meeting in early 2013, we were brainstorming various options and decided that it would be great idea to have a fictional diary blog. We needed a character, a background and - most...

My week at FunDza

My week at FunDza

We were lucky enough to have Trinity join us in the trenches for a short stint! This is her experience with us: "I first found out about FunDza through my gran. Some time back, I was wanting to job shadow someone for 3 days for a school project that we had to speak...

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...

Calendar for January 2017

Calendar for January 2017

 A new year! We are excited for 2017, and all it holds for FunDza. With most staff returning to work after some vacation time on the 9th of January, we hit the ground running and can't wait to get stuck in to 2017! Some events this month include: 10 January: Dorothy...

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