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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 questions and asked...

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 recently...

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 travelled...

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 workshops planned for...

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 with the...

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