FunDza Fanz stories used for Masters research

FunDza Fanz stories used for Masters research

For her Masters of Education research at the University of Witwatersrand, under the supervision of Dr Belinda Mendelowitz, Fatima Vally explored the impact that multimodal composition could have on the creative writing of a class of grade 7 learners. And, she used...
Inspiring the youth of Soweto

Inspiring the youth of Soweto

It’s always great to keep up with writers we have worked with, and see what they are doing. Lawrence Simelane was a mentee writer in one of our projects in Gauteng in 2015. He is also involved in the performing arts – and his original story was about a pantsula...
An exciting new partnership gets underway

An exciting new partnership gets underway

We are working on an exciting new project with the National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW). For one of their interventions, the NACCW have two field-workers at eight high schools in KZN where they support learners with psycho-social issues and interact with...
Introducing the Literacy Collective bua-lit

Introducing the Literacy Collective bua-lit

South Africa’s literacy crisis is well recognised, and the government as well as many other stakeholders are all striving to find solutions. Our board member, Xolisa Guzula, and some of her colleagues at UCT Education Department and other institutions, have recently...
Is it a book? Is it a magazine? No, it’s a Funzine!

Is it a book? Is it a magazine? No, it’s a Funzine!

FunDza is launching a brand new publication in a brand new format. We have called it a Funzine – and it is a mixture of a book, magazine and textbook. It will be A4, and will be a collection of all kinds of different texts: stories, poems (by our FunDza Fanz as well...
The love of reading takes to the airwaves

The love of reading takes to the airwaves

FunDza Literacy Trust has joined forces with Activate Change Drivers to promote an active citizenry and the love of reading through a show called #ActivateHour on Bush Radio 89.5FM. The radio show airs fortnightly on a Thursday from 3pm to 4pm. On the show, we discuss...
What home means…

What home means…

When I think of home I think of comfort, a retreat from the world, a space for family and friends, a place for reflection and introspection. My home is a safe space. My community is largely safe too. Of course there is crime but it doesn’t impinge too much on my life:...
Making education fashionable

Making education fashionable

On May the 7th, LEMOSA (the Learners Movement of South Africa) hosted its 4th Career Exhibition in Delft. Various organisations were invited to display at the career exhibition and FunDza was invited to present as well. Other organisations there were: AFDA, Mancosa,...
Winning with #WriterWednesday

Winning with #WriterWednesday

We love our FunDza Fanz writers. To celebrate them we’re running our #WriterWednesday social media campaign that showcases every Wednesday one of our young and inspiring writers. We take their lovely photo, together with a short blurb on why they love to write...