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...
Refresher training for Team FunDza

Refresher training for Team FunDza

The new year started with a bang, and one of our top priorities was to get Team FunDza out of the office and into the classroom… to introduce learners to our popular and practical ‘Writing Good Essays’ workshop. There are already a number of...
Siyamthanda’s job shadowing experience with FunDza

Siyamthanda’s job shadowing experience with FunDza

Over the years we have opened our doors to young people who would like to find out more about FunDza and job shadow in our organisation. It’s also great for us to connect with more young people and get their input on our work, and for them it gives them a little...
Introducing Connor, FunDza’s New Team Member

Introducing Connor, FunDza’s New Team Member

Energetic, well dressed, eager and curious, ambitious and outspoken, are just some of the adjectives you might use to describe our Connor Hoedemaker. He’s the latest and youngest member of our FunDza family, joining us as an intern after he spent the last year as a...
Top reads for 2018!

Top reads for 2018!

Looking at our top reads for 2018 we can see that romance continues to be a big drawcard for readers as many of these top reads have ‘love’ as an underlying theme. But, what also draws readers back are true life stories – particularly those that deal...
‘Me With You’ in Durban!

‘Me With You’ in Durban!

In early December all roads led to Durban where FunDza ran two creative writing workshops called ‘Me With You’ with two groups of students and out-of-work youth. The workshops were funded by the UNHCR and were run in conjunction with Zoe-Life in Westville. The...
Introducing the Literacy Collective bua-lit

Introducing the Literacy Collective bua-lit

South Africa’s literacy crisis is well recognised, and the government as well as many other stakeholders are all striving to find solutions. Our board member, Xolisa Guzula, and some of her colleagues at UCT Education Department and other institutions, have recently...
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...