Valentine’s splash in the Sunday Tribune

Valentine’s splash in the Sunday Tribune

The Sunday Tribune in KwaZulu-Natal ran a Valentine’s Day Special that gave readers a taste of FunDza’s fabulous short stories that can be read and enjoyed on FunDza’s mobi site (fundza.mobi). As the feature coincided with Valentine’s day, of course they selected hot...
Reading for Enjoyment Campaign Winners 2016

Reading for Enjoyment Campaign Winners 2016

Cupcakes and yellow chips in the OLC (Open Learning Centre). Now that is something one can expect students to sink their teeth into. A book, on the other hand? Maybe not so much. Yet, here we are with plates stack high celebrating students who spent the year reading....
Noem My Skollie Competition Winners revealed

Noem My Skollie Competition Winners revealed

With more than 200 entries submitted for the Noem My Skollie Writing Competition it was hard to select the winners. FunDza judges have been poring over the entries since the competition closed to narrow the field down – first to the top 10 and then to the top...
Yoza stories and comments move to FunDza

Yoza stories and comments move to FunDza

By Steve Vosloo In September 2009 I set out to answer the question: would South African teens read short stories, or m-novels, on their mobile phones? We knew that teens were “addicted” – as the media often claimed – to their phones, but this was mainly for chatting...
Introducing girls to FunDza

Introducing girls to FunDza

FunDza had the opportunity to participate once again in Cell C’s Take a Girl Child to Work Day. It was a great success last year, so naturally we decided to repeat the exercise. We invited learners from one of our beneficiary schools, Matthew Goniwe Memorial High, to...
Branding me workshops at Etafeni

Branding me workshops at Etafeni

  FunDza’s “Branding Me” workshops might fall under our Developing Young Writers Programme, but it’s far more than that. The workshop focuses on building skills of how to ‘brand’ yourself in job interviews and application letters. Participants learn about the...
Mentoring Our Future Writers

Mentoring Our Future Writers

By Ros Haden For the past two years one of the highlights for me has been our “Mentoring Young Writers” project. This pairs emerging ‘mentee’ writers with established ‘mentor’ writers to produce two short stories linked in interesting ways. This year writers were...
Mobile literacy… the next big thing

Mobile literacy… the next big thing

By Anathi Nyadu My life is made up of one thing, and one thing only: Reading. Since I was a child I remember only one thing: Reading. My whole childhood is filled with dirty newspapers that I had scrambled out of dustbins, with TV plus magazines from my granny who...
FunDza supports World Read Aloud Day – 6 March 2013

FunDza supports World Read Aloud Day – 6 March 2013

We celebrate World Read Aloud Day to advocate children’s right to read and write. Litworld.org says “By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share...
Chaeli Campaign Short Story Competition

Chaeli Campaign Short Story Competition

The Chaeli Campaign presents: DisABILITY Dreams, a short story writing competition that encourages writers to create stories that challenge current understandings, and misunderstandings, of disability in South Africa. The Chaeli Campaign has launched its 2013 short...