Aimee-Claire Smith: Life after FunDza at Puku

Aimee-Claire Smith: Life after FunDza at Puku

I recently took a short trip down to Cape Town from my hometown of Pretoria, and of course had to visit my friends and old co-workers at the FunDza offices in Muizenberg. FunDza is still and always will be very close to my heart. After seeing the team again, I began...
Welcome to the team, Sive!

Welcome to the team, Sive!

Meet Sive! FunDza’s new intern. We asked Sive to introduce himself to us – who is he and why he wants to be at FunDza! This is his story: *** “My name is Sive Sibenya, I am 24 years old. I am a musician, a brother, a son, a friend, a young...
FunDza turns on the writing light

FunDza turns on the writing light

When we hear about how FunDza has inspired someone to pick up their proverbial pen, it really motivates us all in the office. Bonginkosi Malembe is someone who has credited FunDza for turning on his ‘writing light’. He first came across FunDza when he...
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...
Just by chance… meeting Ozzy!

Just by chance… meeting Ozzy!

Zimkhitha Mlanzeli went off to an interview with the Children’s Radio Foundation. She got more than she bargained for. Just by chance she bumped into a Fanz writer she’s been working with, but has never met. In her words… *** I walk into the building, unsure where to...
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...
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...