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...
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...
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...
Catching up with Cebo

Catching up with Cebo

FunDza works with a network of beneficiary groups – called the FunDza Family – around the country that receive books and reading resources to support a culture of reading and writing in their communities. We caught up for five minutes to ask five questions...
It’s pouring books at the KwaFaku Book Jam

It’s pouring books at the KwaFaku Book Jam

On the 30 June 2018, Nandi from FunDza Literacy Trust visited the KwaFaku book jam in Crossroads, Cape Town. The Book Jam was organised to encourage children and young adults to read for enjoyment and write for expression. It is through such initiatives with...
Inspiring the Shine Literacy volunteers

Inspiring the Shine Literacy volunteers

At FunDza, we have learnt that the best advocates of reading for pleasure are people who read themselves, and practice what they preach! So we were delighted to be invited by Shine Literacy to do a workshop with their young volunteers for their Khanyisa project. These...
Writing children’s stories – a family affair!

Writing children’s stories – a family affair!

I’ve been working for FunDza for a year now. I started off as an intern and now I find myself writing and publishing my very own children’s story series on fundza.mobi. I could not have done it without the help of my brothers who have been illustrating my words...
Remembering Agnes Kimberley

Remembering Agnes Kimberley

We are really sad at FunDza to tell you that Agnes Kimberley, one of FunDza’s most popular and regular writers, and one of our champions, passed away in December. We will miss her, and our readers will really miss her stories. She wrote twenty short stories that...
Reflecting on our FunDza Family

Reflecting on our FunDza Family

FunDza has renamed the beneficiary groups it supports with its reading, writing and learning programmes as the ‘FunDza Family’. Groups have to apply to become part of the ‘Family’ and are accepted if they fit certain criteria, i.e. groups need to be reaching people...
2017’s Top Reads

2017’s Top Reads

It’s always great to see what stories, books, essays, poems and plays have made our readers heart sing or touched a nerve. We decided to analyse all the content read on fundza.mobi to find out what content was most popular in 2017. Unsurprisingly, romance as a...