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...
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...
Poetry competition highlights depth of talent

Poetry competition highlights depth of talent

This year FunDza has once again helped to inspire and bring out the writers in our lovely readers by hosting two competitions. In June we had the ‘Noem My Skollie’ Essay Competition. Readers told their many wonderful, funny and inspiring stories in a more short and...
Laptops for lucky writers!

Laptops for lucky writers!

FunDza was so delighted when Dianne Stewart donated two beautiful brand new laptops for two aspiring young writers, who were selected by FunDza. For many of our young aspiring writers, access to a computer is difficult. Many use their phones to write and send through...
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...
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...
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,...