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...
The ghost writer

The ghost writer

It started as a way to create new content for the FunDza mobi site. At a weekly meeting in early 2013, we were brainstorming various options and decided that it would be great idea to have a fictional diary blog. We needed a character, a background and – most...
Sparking a writing journey!

Sparking a writing journey!

Sibongile Fisher’s story is one of those that remind us at Fundza just why we do what we do, and just how rewarding and impactful it is. Fundza ran a ‘Mentoring Young Writers’ project in Gauteng form 2014 – 2016 where emerging young writers were paired with published...
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...
The pen is mightier than the sword!

The pen is mightier than the sword!

Creating a writing nation: In the month of October, FunDza ran creative writing workshops with Ikamva Youth in Macassar. The plan was to pilot a workshop and see if there was a need for it. Well, the need was there. Ran by Sandra Hill with the assistance of a FunDza...