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...
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...
Laptops for lucky writers!

Laptops for lucky writers!

FunDza was so delighted when Dianne Stewart donated two beautiful brand new laptops for two aspiring young writers, who were selected by FunDza. For many of our young aspiring writers, access to a computer is difficult. Many use their phones to write and send through...
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...
Mentoring future writers in KZN!

Mentoring future writers in KZN!

FunDza’s ‘Mentoring Young Writers programme’ is something I am particularly proud of. For the last three years we have run this programme, starting in the Western Cape, then Gauteng, and this year in KZN. Every time we start the programme I feel daunted by the...
Prince of pace

Prince of pace

Prince Leema first came into contact with FunDza via Mxit when he was still at school. He says that he wanted to write for us, but was focusing on his school work.  He is a determined young man with a philosophy of being himself and finding out what works for him....
Nhlalwenhle Londeka and the impostor

Nhlalwenhle Londeka and the impostor

Nhlalwenhle Londeka came across FunDza in an unusual manner: she found a piece of her writing on our site – but it was under another author’s name. She contacted us via Facebook to complain. We investigated and discovered that the work was definitely her own,...
No gaps in Anathi’s year

No gaps in Anathi’s year

When a teacher from one of our beneficiary schools reaches out to us about one of their learners, we pay attention.  And just as well.  Mr Mhaga from Zwelidumile High School contacted us to tell us about a keen ex-learner, Anathi Gobeni, who had written a book. He...