Farewell to Aimee-Claire

Farewell to Aimee-Claire

Aimee-Claire left us at the end of April to head back to Pretoria. We are certainly missing her sunny disposition and ready smile. Full of giggles and wisdom, we thank her for her time and dedication to FunDza. She parts FunDza with this heart-felt post. Thank you,...
Our Rights Matter!

Our Rights Matter!

FunDza started its special Rights project in 2014 – to coincide with 20 years of democracy – that sought to help our readers understand their rights better and feel more equipped to access their rights, in particular the socio-economic rights that are...
Just by chance… meeting Ozzy!

Just by chance… meeting Ozzy!

Zimkhitha Mlanzeli went off to an interview with the Children’s Radio Foundation. She got more than she bargained for. Just by chance she bumped into a Fanz writer she’s been working with, but has never met. In her words… *** I walk into the building, unsure where to...
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...
Sparking a writing journey!

Sparking a writing journey!

Sibongile Fisher’s story is one of those that remind us at Fundza just why we do what we do, and just how rewarding and impactful it is. Fundza ran a ‘Mentoring Young Writers’ project in Gauteng form 2014 – 2016 where emerging young writers were paired with published...
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...
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...
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...