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...
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...
Jayne Bauling visits with FunDza

Jayne Bauling visits with FunDza

FunDza and Cover2Cover Books were delighted to host a visit from Jayne Bauling, to promote her new book Playmaker, published by Cover2Cover. Jayne has published many youth novels and has won many awards for them too, so we were honoured to bring her on board as a...
Taming the Whatsapp monster

Taming the Whatsapp monster

For my final year journalism studies course at CPUT, whilst technically still a student, I have been working at FunDza as part of a required six month internship. My time at FunDza has been nothing short of amazing.   I have been a part of the FunDza staff for...
More than just fashion… Just Trendi!

More than just fashion… Just Trendi!

Want to get ahead on the current trends and social issues that young people are facing? Then Just Trendi is the blog to watch. Just Trendi began in 2014 as a fashion blog but it has since evolved into something more! We cover a wide range of topics from fashion and...