Hamba kakuhle, Sonja!

Hamba kakuhle, Sonja!

I first met Sonja when she was in the process of finalising her book – The uBuntu Girl – detailing her incredible journey across our country. FunDza’s publishing partner, Cover2Cover Books, ended up publishing the book… but through the process...
#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

Social media has, without a doubt, changed how we communicate and engage with one another. Twitter, specifically, has grown tremendously over the past few years. It is currently seen as one of the leading platforms for instant messaging due to its power to connect...
My Heritage My Dreams Writing Workshop

My Heritage My Dreams Writing Workshop

On March 8th and 15th FunDza ran a creative writing workshop at Ikamva Labantwana Bethu in Nyanga East. It was sponsored by the Western Cape Department of Culture, Arts, Sports and Recreation and participants were out-of-work youth and volunteers who worked with...
Shining a light on our published writers

Shining a light on our published writers

We spend a lot of time working with our Fanz writers virtually – emails largely, but sometimes SMSes/WhatsApps or the odd phonecall. Having the opportunity to meet them in person and speak face-to-face becomes a valuable and precious opportunity. FunDza has...
The Poet and the Premier

The Poet and the Premier

Themba Mashobane is a multi-talented writer, cross-country coach, life-skills leadership coach, actor and radio presenter – he is also the Gauteng premier’s pick of a poet! Themba’s poem ‘Kasi for Life’ was chosen by Premier David Makhura to be included in his speech...
Joining hands, speaking from our hearts

Joining hands, speaking from our hearts

This year we have committed to spending some resources on team building and personal development opportunities for staff as we have seen the difference these can have on individuals and the wellness of the organisation as a whole. Creating space to get to know one...
Having fun with our FUNZINE…!

Having fun with our FUNZINE…!

At FunDza we are very excited about our new ‘funzine’ for reading clubs – a magazine-book publication full of poems, stories, articles and plays that have been enjoyed on the Fundza mobi site. It is different from our other anthologies, not only in size, but also in...
Out and about with our writing workshops

Out and about with our writing workshops

January and February have been extremely busy and exhausting months, but these have been filled with excitement for FunDza staff who’ve been facilitating the Writing a Good Essay workshop in schools, colleges, NGOs and libraries all around Cape Town. We’ve...