FunDza’s ASAS project is a game changer!

FunDza’s ASAS project is a game changer!

FunDza was delighted to receive a grant through the Western Cape After School Innovation Fund to run a new project: the After School Action Series (ASAS). The Innovation Fund is managed by Community Chest on behalf of the Western Cape Government After School Game...
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...
FunDza goes to the Himeville Arts Festival

FunDza goes to the Himeville Arts Festival

As FunDza’s content developer, I was invited to the Himeville Arts Festival in the Underberg to run a creative writing workshop. It was the Arts Festival’s inauguaral festival, organised by Kyle Allen who runs poetry workshops for the Family Literacy Project in...
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...
Ros Haden speaks at the 10th RASA Conference

Ros Haden speaks at the 10th RASA Conference

On 4 September, Ros Haden (FunDza’s content developer) spoke at the 10th RASA (Reading Association of South Africa) National Literacy Conference. This year’s RASA conference was a big one as it was combined with the 9th Pan-African Literacy for All conference, and had...
In celebration of FunDza’s Fab Writing Team

In celebration of FunDza’s Fab Writing Team

We thought we’d share a recent newsletter sent to the team of fabulous writers that create the weekly fundza.mobi stories.   To all the FunDza short story writers: Big Ups! We can’t keep FunDza alive and growing without your fantastic, dramatic, funny, tragic,...
Celebrating World Refugee Day with a love story

Celebrating World Refugee Day with a love story

The FunDza Literacy Trust and the UNHCR have joined together to mark World Refugee Day by publishing Finders Keepers, a short story about a refugee girl’s search for love and happiness.     Starting 14 June, the seven-chapter story will be released in serial format (a...