So who is Phakamani?

So who is Phakamani?

In March we introduced a new weekly social media post to celebrate a different Fanz writer each week. The Writer of the Week post has the hashtag #WoW. The regular post was initiated by the editing team as a way to acknowledge and celebrate Fanz writers who have shown...
Calendar for March

Calendar for March

1 March: Dorothy Dyer and Mignon Hardie attend a workshop for the WikiAfricaSchools Project. 1 March: Sonja Kruse runs the Reading for Enjoyment campaign at False Bay College, Fish Hoek campus. 5 March: Dorothy visits Inkwenkwezi High School to see how the YEBO...
Writing children’s stories – a family affair!

Writing children’s stories – a family affair!

I’ve been working for FunDza for a year now. I started off as an intern and now I find myself writing and publishing my very own children’s story series on fundza.mobi. I could not have done it without the help of my brothers who have been illustrating my words...
Calendar for February

Calendar for February

5 and 6 February: Dorothy Dyer and Sonja Kruse attend a Year Beyond bootcamp. 6 February: FunDza lunchtime video hour and discussion: Amel Karboul’s Ted Talk “The global learning crisis – and what to do about it” 8 February: Sonja Kruse kicks...
Calendar for January

Calendar for January

New year, new activities! The office officially opened on 3 January but some staff took additional leave at the beginning of the year. Take a look at what we’ve got up to in January: 13 January: Nandi attends the Communiversity of South Africa’s 11th...
Remembering Agnes Kimberley

Remembering Agnes Kimberley

We are really sad at FunDza to tell you that Agnes Kimberley, one of FunDza’s most popular and regular writers, and one of our champions, passed away in December. We will miss her, and our readers will really miss her stories. She wrote twenty short stories that...
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...