Ramsgate Book and Art Fair

Ramsgate Book and Art Fair

The thick green vegetation and lazy rivers of KwaZulu-Natal’s south coast inspire exotic stories of adventure which is why a meeting of authors and artists in Ramsgate on November 11 and 12 for a book and art festival seemed a perfect fit. Mpume Makhaye, a writer and...
Discovering Confucius in China

Discovering Confucius in China

The prospect of travelling for hours by air to the other side of the world really made me nervous! But I was curious too and I felt immense appreciation at being given the honour of representing FunDza, my colleagues, directors, as well as our readers – our FunDza...
Aimee-Claire Smith: Life after FunDza at Puku

Aimee-Claire Smith: Life after FunDza at Puku

I recently took a short trip down to Cape Town from my hometown of Pretoria, and of course had to visit my friends and old co-workers at the FunDza offices in Muizenberg. FunDza is still and always will be very close to my heart. After seeing the team again, I began...
Baeletsi flying the FunDza flag at WriteSmart

Baeletsi flying the FunDza flag at WriteSmart

  Growing up in Kuruman, I was a regular at our local library. I read everything that grabbed my attention and to this day I am glad that my mother never monitored what I read. I have since discovered the power of reading and I’m a tireless advocate for reading....
Day-by-day during National Book Week!

Day-by-day during National Book Week!

National Book Week! It’s all over South Africa and it’s a literacy frenzy! It’s a lot of hard work, and a lot of fun and it is impactful to the youth in our country. So, where did the FunDza team find itself in this week? Have a look below! 4...
Sonja gets inspired with help2read facilitators

Sonja gets inspired with help2read facilitators

Fellow literacy NGO Help2read works with primary school children. Besides volunteers who read with the children on an individual basis, they also have literacy facilitators who spend a year working in schools using their programme. FunDza ran a workshop for 11 of...
Celebrating Mandela Day at Khulani Library

Celebrating Mandela Day at Khulani Library

18 July is the birthday of South African hero and legend, the late Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela, a day celebrated by many throughout the country.  The FunDza Literacy Trust was fortunate to have been invited by a dynamic young man, Sisonke Mengcane, the director of...
Writing Club pilot takes off!

Writing Club pilot takes off!

Lucky us! FunDza has been awarded a grant to run its WriteSmart writing clubs with three beneficiary groups in Gauteng. We are grateful to the Gauteng Department of Arts and Culture for their support. Writing is often seen as a chore at school. We are trying to break...
Looking back and planning forward

Looking back and planning forward

Now that we’re six, the FunDza board and management felt it was time to review where we’ve come from and where we’re going to. Mignon Hardie asked Mignon Keyser to facilitate the strategy session for staff and the board. Mignon Keyser is a...
The Joy of Reading Award – FunDza is a nominee!

The Joy of Reading Award – FunDza is a nominee!

The Joy of Reading Award is an international award intended to recognise initiatives or projects that encourage citizens to read. Systematic, an IT company with a focus on creating solutions for corporate as well as health and education organisations, developed the...