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...
Dorothy visits BookTrust

Dorothy visits BookTrust

I was very fortunate to represent Cover2Cover Books at the London Book Fair this year, the visit funded by the DTI. While in London I went to visit BookTrust, the biggest literacy charity in the UK. They have a range of programmes, and I was particularly interested in...
FunDza visits Masiphumelele Library

FunDza visits Masiphumelele Library

By Aimee-Claire Smith The Uber picks us up outside the FunDza offices in Muizenberg. My co-worker, Zimkhitha, and I climb into the back seat and begin the half-hour drive to Masiphumelele, a small township somewhere near Fish Hoek. We don’t talk much, preferring to...
The end of a chapter: It Takes Two!

The end of a chapter: It Takes Two!

Since 2014 we’ve been running a flagship project sponsored by the National Arts Council and called “Mentoring Our Future Writers”. Saturday, 18 February, saw us close the book on the final chapter of this inspiring and heart-warming endeavour in...
An afternoon with FunDza

An afternoon with FunDza

“Dear FunDza Team. Thank you for facilitating a great meeting. It was insightful to give feedback in a more relaxed environment, sharing of what has been working in different organizations, schools etc. I really felt encourage to implement some of the best practices...
We all #LoveReading

We all #LoveReading

Cover2Cover Books in partnership with FunDza Literacy Trust held a successful launch of the anthology #LoveReading. What stood out about the anthology is that it featured everything from poems, short stories to non-fictional profiles – something that Cover2Cover had...
National Book Week (September 2016)

National Book Week (September 2016)

National Book Week was a great time for FunDza to share what we do, with keen and willing learners. Spread through parts of South Africa, here is what our colleagues had to say: Zimkhitha Mlanzeli: We were invited to be in Vredenburg for two days to be part of the...
Jayne Bauling visits with FunDza

Jayne Bauling visits with FunDza

FunDza and Cover2Cover Books were delighted to host a visit from Jayne Bauling, to promote her new book Playmaker, published by Cover2Cover. Jayne has published many youth novels and has won many awards for them too, so we were honoured to bring her on board as a...