Inspiring the youth of Soweto

Inspiring the youth of Soweto

It’s always great to keep up with writers we have worked with, and see what they are doing. Lawrence Simelane was a mentee writer in one of our projects in Gauteng in 2015. He is also involved in the performing arts – and his original story was about a pantsula...
Shining a light on our published writers

Shining a light on our published writers

We spend a lot of time working with our Fanz writers virtually – emails largely, but sometimes SMSes/WhatsApps or the odd phonecall. Having the opportunity to meet them in person and speak face-to-face becomes a valuable and precious opportunity. FunDza has...
The Poet and the Premier

The Poet and the Premier

Themba Mashobane is a multi-talented writer, cross-country coach, life-skills leadership coach, actor and radio presenter – he is also the Gauteng premier’s pick of a poet! Themba’s poem ‘Kasi for Life’ was chosen by Premier David Makhura to be included in his speech...
‘Me With You’ in Durban!

‘Me With You’ in Durban!

In early December all roads led to Durban where FunDza ran two creative writing workshops called ‘Me With You’ with two groups of students and out-of-work youth. The workshops were funded by the UNHCR and were run in conjunction with Zoe-Life in Westville. The...
ASAS stories a hit with FunDza readers!

ASAS stories a hit with FunDza readers!

The creation of the short stories for the After School Action Series (ASAS), a special project sponsored by the Western Cape After School Innovation Fund, is complete, with five wonderful short stories centred on the theme of after school programmes having been...
A shout out to our biggest complainer!

A shout out to our biggest complainer!

There is nothing better than having Fanz readers who not only spot mistakes but who also tell us about them! One of our most avid readers, using the pseudonym Maxine Jordan, first complained to us about technical problems with one of our online courses. When she...