Reflecting on our FunDza Family

Reflecting on our FunDza Family

FunDza has renamed the beneficiary groups it supports with its reading, writing and learning programmes as the ‘FunDza Family’. Groups have to apply to become part of the ‘Family’ and are accepted if they fit certain criteria, i.e. groups need to be reaching people...
Meet our brand spanking new interns!

Meet our brand spanking new interns!

FunDza warmly welcomes two new interns to the team: Refilwe Mofokeng and Lukhanyo Matshebelele. We so look forward to having you on board! Now let’s find out a little more about them – Refilwe, tell us how you found out about FunDza? “I found out...
Calendar for December

Calendar for December

The countdown to the end of the year begins! It’s been a fantastic and – at times – crazy-busy ride. Thanks to all who have been a part of our year. We look forward to a little bit of R&R coming soon. But before that happens… 6 December:...
Zimkhitha’s new adventure

Zimkhitha’s new adventure

Zimkhitha found FunDza on Mxit in 2012 and contacted us about submitting a story as a Fanz writer in August 2012. Her first story published – under her pseudonym ‘Vixene Jones’ – was The Invincible Force, about two lovers from different...
My journey with FunDza

My journey with FunDza

My name is Sive Sibenya and since I started working for the FunDza Literacy Trust, nothing has been the same and my life has changed drastically, in a positive way. I started working for FunDza on the 10th August 2017. I was hired under a three-month contract, where I...
Saying goodbye to FunDza

Saying goodbye to FunDza

Around four months ago, I started my internship at the FunDza Literacy Trust as part of my in-service training as a Journalism student at CPUT. Not having much previous work experience, I really did not know what to expect from the environment. Would there be devious...
Hamba kakuhle, Yoshi!

Hamba kakuhle, Yoshi!

In October we said goodbye to Yoshiaki Nagasawa, who joined us from Hokkiado, Japan, for a five-month volunteer internship. I first met Yoshi in Cairo at eLearning Africa in May 2016. He’d come to hear my talk on FunDza that focused on the lessons we’d...
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...