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...
Gold at the Impumelelo Social Innovation Awards

Gold at the Impumelelo Social Innovation Awards

  FunDza is immensely proud to have won Gold in the Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards, a leading awards programme in South Africa, that rewards innovators who find creative solutions to public problems. Impumelelo is dedicated to ensuring that award winners...
Reading for Enjoyment with False Bay College in 2017

Reading for Enjoyment with False Bay College in 2017

Another year of Reading for Enjoyment (RFE) comes to an end at both Khayelitsha and Fish Hoek campuses of False Bay College (FBC). It feels like we have learnt and grown a lot over the three years of this campaign to date and have loved being in partnership with FBC...
Calendar for November

Calendar for November

4 November: FunDza team, friends and family, attend the Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards – a gala event at the Artscape Theatre. Watch this space to hear if we won an award! 8 November: Mignon attends ‘Community of Practice’ After School...
False Bay College and Nikkie’s drive for literacy

False Bay College and Nikkie’s drive for literacy

FunDza has a great relationship with False Bay College, and holds regular Reading for Enjoyment sessions at both Fish Hoek and Khayelitsha campuses. We asked Nikkie Ncgawa (Student Representative Council at False Bay College, Fish Hoek) to tell us about the book drive...
Discovering Confucius in China

Discovering Confucius in China

The prospect of travelling for hours by air to the other side of the world really made me nervous! But I was curious too and I felt immense appreciation at being given the honour of representing FunDza, my colleagues, directors, as well as our readers – our FunDza...
eLearning, not an innovation, a demand!

eLearning, not an innovation, a demand!

It is expected for people to be late for an event, so when I arrive at the Hillbrow Library to find the area designated for the event empty, I am not surprised. The weather is partly cloudy with serious promises of rain. Once I have tested that the projector is...
Baeletsi flying the FunDza flag at WriteSmart

Baeletsi flying the FunDza flag at WriteSmart

  Growing up in Kuruman, I was a regular at our local library. I read everything that grabbed my attention and to this day I am glad that my mother never monitored what I read. I have since discovered the power of reading and I’m a tireless advocate for reading....
Calendar for October!

Calendar for October!

2 October: Dorothy and Zimkhitha present FunDza at a teachers workshop in Hermanus. 3 October: Ndibulele and Nandi introduce reading and writing at Zenex workshops in both Manyano and Luhlaza. 4 October: Ndibulele and Nandi introduce reading and writing at Zenex...
In exceptionally good company

In exceptionally good company

It was such a privilege and honour to go to UNESCO headquarters in Paris to accept the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy on behalf of the FunDza Literacy Trust. The prizes were awarded on International Literacy Day (ILD), where literacy-minded individuals and...