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...
Turning learning into action!

Turning learning into action!

Every Friday afternoon at FunDza our staff members experience a different kind of work and learning environment. Since February this year we started a staff learning session on a Friday afternoon where we watch an interesting video and have a discussion about the...
Our Rights Matter!

Our Rights Matter!

FunDza started its special Rights project in 2014 – to coincide with 20 years of democracy – that sought to help our readers understand their rights better and feel more equipped to access their rights, in particular the socio-economic rights that are...
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...
The end of a chapter: It Takes Two!

The end of a chapter: It Takes Two!

Since 2014 we’ve been running a flagship project sponsored by the National Arts Council and called “Mentoring Our Future Writers”. Saturday, 18 February, saw us close the book on the final chapter of this inspiring and heart-warming endeavour in...
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...
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...