Another season, another competition! With almost 2,000 responses, we received so much quality feedback from our readers and writers. This is vital information that we use to improve our offering, to learn about our Fanz readers, their lives and needs, and to grow our offering. We’re grateful for the huge response from our readers as this will help us to create a better reading experience for them. They had a less altruistic incentive too… up for grabs was a R1,000 cash prize and a FunDza goodie bag for five lucky winners selected by an online randomiser!

Meet the lucky winners below and see what they had to say:

Fatimah Khumalo Fatimah Khumalo answered the survey from North-East Gauteng in Rayton. She says “It feels awesome to win! I still can’t believe I’ve actually won. The first thing I’ll do is spoil my little one, Melody, and my mom, and I’ll buy some clothes for me! Thank you so much FunDza, you guys rock!” We hope you’ve enjoyed your prizes!

Mathapelo Nkabinde Soweto resident Mathapelo Nkabinde reads on FunDza all the time! She kept on laughing on the phone, as we informed her she was a winner. She couldn’t believe her ears! As she prepares for her matric year, Mathapelo says: “This prize money will really be useful to me because I am a Grade 12 learner now and I will use that money for a matric uniform and stationery. Thank you, FunDza!” All the best for matric, Mathapelo!

Madoda Nakile Madoda Nakile, from Cape Town, was thrilled when he heard he was a winner! He was just stressing about the ‘back-to-school’ costs for his children when he received the call from us saying he was a winner. He goes on to say: “Thank you so much! I can buy uniforms for kids and stationery for their school. Thanks, FunDza! So happy!” Thank you for taking the time to complete to survey, Madado. We appreciate the feedback!

Omphile PuleOmphile Pule from North-West province was equally happy to be a winner. With all the expenses of starting a new school year, he couldn’t believe his luck! Omphile says “I feel so much happy! I’ll be buying things that I need for school. I can’t wait to buy these things! Thank you, FunDza!” We wish you the best of luck with the 2018 academic year, Omphile.

Sibongo Njwabule Sibongo Njwabule said that getting a call from us was the best start to his new year. Sibongo says “I would like to thank FunDza. The prize money will play a big role for me towards transportation as I am a Student at On The Ball College doing my IT Programming and rely on public transport, which is a train on a daily basis. Now I will have peace of mind knowing that I am safe in terms of transportation fees for the next month and a half. To be one of the five winners for this competition feels like I won everything because it is my first time winning something in a competition. I am very thankful for what FunDza did, by kick-starting my New Year that way.” Thanks for the kind words!

Thanks to all the entrants for the important information submitted in the survey. Good luck with the next FunDza upcoming competition – keep an eye out on our Facebook and mobi pages for upcoming competitions!