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...
Partnering with National Book Week

Partnering with National Book Week

For the past couple of years, FunDza has been invited to join National Book Week and shine a light on literacy and reading. This year five FunDza team members collectively visited  five provinces running a total of 10 sessions that reached an estimated 275 people. The...
Hacking at the SA Innovation Summit

Hacking at the SA Innovation Summit

The South African Innovation Summit brings together innovative trailblazers from across the world with a specific focus on the African continent. The purpose is to allow a space for innovators to meet and exchange ideas. Zilungile Zimela, FunDza’s Marketing and...
Open Book Festival hosts 30 False Bay College Students

Open Book Festival hosts 30 False Bay College Students

We once again had the honour of hosting 30 students and four lecturers from False Bay College Khayelitsha and Fish Hoek at this year’s Open Book Festival (OBF) on Friday 7 September 2018. Very big thanks to festival organisers Mervyn Sloman and Frankie Murrey of OBF...
Getting creative in Knysna

Getting creative in Knysna

We were honoured to once again be invited to run creative writing workshops in schools as part of the Knysna Literary Festival Outreach programme from 30 July to 2 August. We spent time with: Knysna Primary School, Rheenendal Primary School. Knysna Secondary School,...
Walking for literacy is fun!

Walking for literacy is fun!

Born in Mvezo, Qunu, in the Eastern Cape – the then former Transkei homelands – 100 years ago was a young man who emerged from an “ordinary” upbringing to becoming the face of our country’s liberation and a beacon of hope to many others across the...
Walking to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day

Walking to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day

On the 12 July, the FunDza team was on the airwaves on Bush Radio 89.5 FM, to speak at length about the Literacy Fun Walk that will take place in Khayelitsha’s Khulani Library to Luhlaza High School. At the helm of the literacy fun walk is the goal of promoting...