An afternoon with FunDza

An afternoon with FunDza

“Dear FunDza Team. Thank you for facilitating a great meeting. It was insightful to give feedback in a more relaxed environment, sharing of what has been working in different organizations, schools etc. I really felt encourage to implement some of the best practices...
Calendar for February 2017

Calendar for February 2017

Even though we can’t believe we’re more than halfway through February, here is what we have been and what we will be up to in February: 6 February: Sonja Kruse provides training for the 2017 Year Beyond Volunteers in fun activities and games. 14...
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...
FunDza phones on the go!

FunDza phones on the go!

We started the phone drive in November, and have since been able to bless FIVE recipients with a brand new smartphone. These FunDza fans were in the top category for having spent the most time reading the FunDza stories via Mxit, and it was wonderful to be able to...
Phones for FunDza!

Phones for FunDza!

When Mxit decided that it was time to close down its servers at the end of September, we knew we would lose all those readers who didn’t have access to a smartphone (as they wouldn’t be able to access our app or mobi site) and we were devastated. With FunDza’s goal to...
Interning at the FunDza Literacy Trust

Interning at the FunDza Literacy Trust

My intern experience at FunDza has taught and liberated me more than I ever thought it would. In my first two and a half months, I had been focused on doing my utmost best so that I could have a presentable portfolio for CPUT. However, I quickly became involved in...
FunDza says #NoToStateCapture

FunDza says #NoToStateCapture

The FunDza Literacy Trust supports the Save South Africa campaign that seeks to mobilise civil society, business and individuals to support the founding principles of our democracy and hold government leadership to account to the Constitution and the values they have...
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...
Introducing Nhlalwenhle

Introducing Nhlalwenhle

Nhlalwenhle Londeka Luthuli is a remarkable woman. She is a domestic worker by day and a writer by night as well as a mother to twins. Her employer doesn’t know that when she knocks off her work as a cleaner, she sits up late into the night writing gripping powerful...