Reading for Enjoyment with False Bay College in 2017

Reading for Enjoyment with False Bay College in 2017

Another year of Reading for Enjoyment (RFE) comes to an end at both Khayelitsha and Fish Hoek campuses of False Bay College (FBC). It feels like we have learnt and grown a lot over the three years of this campaign to date and have loved being in partnership with FBC...
A mobile library is born

A mobile library is born

Wearing a FunDza T-shirt has never been as much fun as at this year’s Jozi Book Fair. I was approached by many like-minded people who recognised the bright yellow smiley FunDza face on my shirt and came to chat about literacy matters. One such person was Banele...
Jozi Book Fair

Jozi Book Fair

  Jozi Book Fair is a great event – full of fun, literacy, books and learning! FunDza had a fleeting moment in all the buzz, check out our photos below! We held writing workshops on the Thursday and Friday for learners who wanted to participate, and...
Impacting one reader at a time

Impacting one reader at a time

Our organisation’s driving force is embodied in the slogan: ‘Reading changes lives’. As individuals we can see the impact reading has had – and continues to have – on our own lives and love hearing reports of these changes from our...
FunDza visits Masiphumelele Library

FunDza visits Masiphumelele Library

By Aimee-Claire Smith The Uber picks us up outside the FunDza offices in Muizenberg. My co-worker, Zimkhitha, and I climb into the back seat and begin the half-hour drive to Masiphumelele, a small township somewhere near Fish Hoek. We don’t talk much, preferring 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...
The ghost writer

The ghost writer

It started as a way to create new content for the FunDza mobi site. At a weekly meeting in early 2013, we were brainstorming various options and decided that it would be great idea to have a fictional diary blog. We needed a character, a background and – most...
FunDza phones on the go!

FunDza phones on the go!

We started the phone drive in November, and have since been able to bless FIVE recipients with a brand new smartphone. These FunDza fans were in the top category for having spent the most time reading the FunDza stories via Mxit, and it was wonderful to be able to...
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...