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...
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...
More than just fashion… Just Trendi!

More than just fashion… Just Trendi!

Want to get ahead on the current trends and social issues that young people are facing? Then Just Trendi is the blog to watch. Just Trendi began in 2014 as a fashion blog but it has since evolved into something more! We cover a wide range of topics from fashion and...
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...
Anzani Tshivhase shares her FunDza experience

Anzani Tshivhase shares her FunDza experience

We recently started a FunDza community of readers on WhatsApp. The interaction with our readers has lead to much laughter in the office, ‘oohs!’, ‘ ahs!’ and ‘How sweet is that?’. It is helping us to understand the reach of the work that we do and it keeps us...
FunDza launches a WhatsApp group

FunDza launches a WhatsApp group

FunDza is experimenting with ways to use popular mobile technology to better engage with its readers. We know that many of our readers are on WhatsApp and wanted to find a way to use this social media tool to increase interaction and provide an alternative feedback...
Mfundo Bernard Ntoni speaks from the heart

Mfundo Bernard Ntoni speaks from the heart

It is difficult to believe that Bernard Ntoni Mfundo is only 18 years old. He is one of FunDza’a most prolific writers, a DJ and a journalist student all rolled into one. This has all been achieved despite the fact that Mfundo did not grow up as a reader, only reading...