Ramsgate Book and Art Fair

Ramsgate Book and Art Fair

The thick green vegetation and lazy rivers of KwaZulu-Natal’s south coast inspire exotic stories of adventure which is why a meeting of authors and artists in Ramsgate on November 11 and 12 for a book and art festival seemed a perfect fit. Mpume Makhaye, a writer and...
A mobile library is born

A mobile library is born

Wearing a FunDza T-shirt has never been as much fun as at this year’s Jozi Book Fair. I was approached by many like-minded people who recognised the bright yellow smiley FunDza face on my shirt and came to chat about literacy matters. One such person was Banele...
False Bay College and Nikkie’s drive for literacy

False Bay College and Nikkie’s drive for literacy

FunDza has a great relationship with False Bay College, and holds regular Reading for Enjoyment sessions at both Fish Hoek and Khayelitsha campuses. We asked Nikkie Ncgawa (Student Representative Council at False Bay College, Fish Hoek) to tell us about the book drive...
It really is all about the JOY of reading!

It really is all about the JOY of reading!

When we were presented with the Joy of Reading Award in June this year, we wanted to find ways to share the good fortune with our readers and writers. So, we decided to turn September – traditionally our ‘Literacy Month’ with so many...
FunDza Fun at Open Book Festival!

FunDza Fun at Open Book Festival!

“Hi Sonja. All is in order except that I Have 2 extra students?” An email with this message arrived in my inbox with less than 24 hours to go. 2 extra students = 2 extra goodie bags = 2 extra tickets = urgh! When I got over the initial calculation of the extra work...
Day-by-day during National Book Week!

Day-by-day during National Book Week!

National Book Week! It’s all over South Africa and it’s a literacy frenzy! It’s a lot of hard work, and a lot of fun and it is impactful to the youth in our country. So, where did the FunDza team find itself in this week? Have a look below! 4...
Sonja gets inspired with help2read facilitators

Sonja gets inspired with help2read facilitators

Fellow literacy NGO Help2read works with primary school children. Besides volunteers who read with the children on an individual basis, they also have literacy facilitators who spend a year working in schools using their programme. FunDza ran a workshop for 11 of...
Harmony High books making waves in Graaff-Reinet!

Harmony High books making waves in Graaff-Reinet!

FunDza had a lovely visit from Phillida Kingwill of Graaff-Reinet. Phillida has set up various reading groups in libraries and schools in the Graaff-Reinet area, as part of the FunDza ‘Family’ programme and outreach work. She found herself in Cape Town and...
Franschhoek Literacy Festival 2017

Franschhoek Literacy Festival 2017

For the third year, FunDza brought False Bay College students involved in the Reading for Enjoyment Campaign to the Franschhoek Literary Festival. It was an honour to welcome 13 students and their lecturers to this popular literary event. The students attended three...