Piloting a course for tertiary success

Piloting a course for tertiary success

Two years ago, the Western Cape branch of the Literacy Association of SA ran a very successful workshop with CPUT education students on writing academic essays. Then, with lockdown and the added stresses that this put on the students, CPUT lecturers asked if there was...
FunDza Fanz stories used for Masters research

FunDza Fanz stories used for Masters research

For her Masters of Education research at the University of Witwatersrand, under the supervision of Dr Belinda Mendelowitz, Fatima Vally explored the impact that multimodal composition could have on the creative writing of a class of grade 7 learners. And, she used...
FunDza on CTV channel 263

FunDza on CTV channel 263

On the 10 July 2018, FunDza Literacy Trust was interviewed for a 30 minute long segment on Cape Town Tv’s Ekse Let’s Talk youth show with other community-based organisations working with young people in various South African communities. Through the...
Reclaiming our African languages in education

Reclaiming our African languages in education

On June 14, FunDza Literacy Trust had the honor of participating in a round table discussion, organised by Nal’ibali, to delve into the intricacies of reclaiming African languages in the context of the education system. The event – attended by social activists, agents...
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...
Open learning comes to fundza.mobi

Open learning comes to fundza.mobi

Over the years FunDza has been asked by various organisations for online support in reading programmes using our appealing content. We first designed customised online courses for different groups such as the Year Beyond programme. Recently we have started creating...
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...
Librarians lead the way

Librarians lead the way

I was invited to give a talk at the School Librarians Conference about FunDza, and how we are getting young South Africans reading. (It was in Durban and I was hoping for warm weather, but sadly they were having a cold snap!) There were passionate and committed...