Farewell to Aimee-Claire

Farewell to Aimee-Claire

Aimee-Claire left us at the end of April to head back to Pretoria. We are certainly missing her sunny disposition and ready smile. Full of giggles and wisdom, we thank her for her time and dedication to FunDza. She parts FunDza with this heart-felt post. Thank you,...
The interns give us the scoop!

The interns give us the scoop!

We’re blessed with two young, vibrant, smart and literacy-savvy interns, so it would be wrong to not find out how they are enjoying their stint at FunDza so far. We welcomed Tamica Mopp at the start of February and Aimee-Claire Smith a week later. Here’s...
Just by chance… meeting Ozzy!

Just by chance… meeting Ozzy!

Zimkhitha Mlanzeli went off to an interview with the Children’s Radio Foundation. She got more than she bargained for. Just by chance she bumped into a Fanz writer she’s been working with, but has never met. In her words… *** I walk into the building, unsure where to...
Calendar for March 2017

Calendar for March 2017

Have a look what’s in store for FunDza in March! 1 March: Dorothy does YEBO training in Gugulethu. 8-9 March: Mignon is in Johannesburg for the final module of Tsiba’s Financial Sustainability course. 10 March: Sonja hosts Reading for Enjoyment sessions at...
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...
Top reads of 2016!

Top reads of 2016!

We like to keep an eye on the most popular reads on FunDza so we can try to understand what our readers love/want/need to read. So, here’s our analysis of FunDza’s greatest hits of 2016! Drum roll, if you please… Top 5 Books: Sugar Daddy, Love...
The ghost writer

The ghost writer

It started as a way to create new content for the FunDza mobi site. At a weekly meeting in early 2013, we were brainstorming various options and decided that it would be great idea to have a fictional diary blog. We needed a character, a background and – most...
My week at FunDza

My week at FunDza

We were lucky enough to have Trinity join us in the trenches for a short stint! This is her experience with us: “I first found out about FunDza through my gran. Some time back, I was wanting to job shadow someone for 3 days for a school project that we had to...
Sparking a writing journey!

Sparking a writing journey!

Sibongile Fisher’s story is one of those that remind us at Fundza just why we do what we do, and just how rewarding and impactful it is. Fundza ran a ‘Mentoring Young Writers’ project in Gauteng form 2014 – 2016 where emerging young writers were paired with published...
The pen is mightier than the sword!

The pen is mightier than the sword!

Creating a writing nation: In the month of October, FunDza ran creative writing workshops with Ikamva Youth in Macassar. The plan was to pilot a workshop and see if there was a need for it. Well, the need was there. Ran by Sandra Hill with the assistance of a FunDza...