FunDza inspires after school practitioners

FunDza inspires after school practitioners

On 9 April Dorothy and I ran a session at the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute in Kraaifontein with after school practitioners. The session was part of the After School Game Changer Practitioner course run by the Western Cape Government, along with other...
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

To celebrate SA Library Week, FunDza hosted a fun ‘tea on Twitter’ chat on 20 March to get its readers and writers to engage with one another and to shine a light on literacy and the power of the pen… or in this case the pixel! FunDza posed seven...
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...
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...