FunDza Fanz stories used for Masters research

FunDza Fanz stories used for Masters research

For her Masters of Education research at the University of Witwatersrand, under the supervision of Dr Belinda Mendelowitz, Fatima Vally explored the impact that multimodal composition could have on the creative writing of a class of grade 7 learners. And, she used...
Inspiring the youth of Soweto

Inspiring the youth of Soweto

It’s always great to keep up with writers we have worked with, and see what they are doing. Lawrence Simelane was a mentee writer in one of our projects in Gauteng in 2015. He is also involved in the performing arts – and his original story was about a pantsula...

OPPORTUNITY: MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The FunDza Literacy Trust’s board are seeking to appoint two new members to ensure that we have the required capacity and skills to oversee our next phase of growth and expansion. We are particularly interested in attracting suitable candidates with either legal,...

JOB VACANCY: IN-HOUSE EDITOR/WRITER INTERN

The FunDza Literacy Trust is a non-profit organisation with a mission of getting young people across South Africa reading and writing for pleasure. FunDza has an online reading platform that publishes a diverse range of local content relevant to its readership. It...

JOB VACANCY: DEPUTY CONTENT MANAGER

The FunDza Literacy Trust is a non-profit organisation with a mission of getting young people across South Africa reading and writing for pleasure. FunDza has an online reading platform that publishes a diverse range of local content relevant to its readership. It...
From a state of shock to a moving talk by Amber

From a state of shock to a moving talk by Amber

Imagine the shock of getting a call at work. I should probably point out that no one would ever call me at work if they know me personally. The caller was a woman from Communiversity in Vrygrond, Cape Town. Communiversity is an organisation aimed at helping young...
Change demands vulnerability

Change demands vulnerability

Renowned storyteller and writer, Baeletsi Tsatsi, works on a freelance basis for FunDza in Gauteng to run workshops, activations and training days. We love her and the way that she brings thought and sensitivity to her work with young people. On 28 August, she ran a...
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...