It really is all about the JOY of reading!

It really is all about the JOY of reading!

When we were presented with the Joy of Reading Award in June this year, we wanted to find ways to share the good fortune with our readers and writers. So, we decided to turn September – traditionally our ‘Literacy Month’ with so many...
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...
The ghost writer

The ghost writer

It started as a way to create new content for the FunDza mobi site. At a weekly meeting in early 2013, we were brainstorming various options and decided that it would be great idea to have a fictional diary blog. We needed a character, a background and – most...
FunDza’s survey winners!

FunDza’s survey winners!

In December, FunDza ran a Summer Survey Competition. It was a win for us and a win for our readers too! We were able to learn more about our readers – who they are, what their issues are, what suggestions they have for improvements, what they like/don’t...
Yoza stories and comments move to FunDza

Yoza stories and comments move to FunDza

By Steve Vosloo In September 2009 I set out to answer the question: would South African teens read short stories, or m-novels, on their mobile phones? We knew that teens were “addicted” – as the media often claimed – to their phones, but this was mainly for chatting...
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....
Cheryl Ntumy – Rainmaker!

Cheryl Ntumy – Rainmaker!

By: Ros Haden I was very excited when I got an email from Ghanain writer, Cheryl Ntumy, towards the end of last year. She wanted to know if I would be interested in reading her, as yet unpublished, teen novel Rainmaker. Cheryl has published many romance and YA novels...
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,...