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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...

Always Listen to the Children…

Always Listen to the Children…

I was on a trip to PE to visit the schools and teachers involved in the PROTEC/TELKOM Foundation project we are working on. I was there on a Saturday morning, waiting for a meeting, and so I started talking to the children who were in the computer lab. One young boy...

Thank you, Xneelo, for your support

Thank you, Xneelo, for your support

Xneelo, formerly known as Hetzner, has sponsored FunDza's dedicated server hosting since 2013. FunDza is hugely grateful for their support. In February, the web hosting company approached us to find out how their support of our online platform has made a difference to...

Introducing… Kennedy and Ben – all the way from Kentucky!

Introducing… Kennedy and Ben – all the way from Kentucky!

For the last couple of years, FunDza has opened its hearth and hearts to students from the University of Kentucky, USA. The volunteer students spend almost two months with us working with our editing and writing team. It is always a joy for us to meet vibrant and...

Welcome back, Amber!

Welcome back, Amber!

We're delighted to welcome Amber Solomons to FunDza. She's joining the FunDza team as a journalism intern till the end of year, and she'll be writing blogs and articles, and editing and providing feedback to our Fanz writers. Here's a little bit about Amber, in her...

An exciting new partnership gets underway

An exciting new partnership gets underway

We are working on an exciting new project with the National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW). For one of their interventions, the NACCW have two field-workers at eight high schools in KZN where they support...

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