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...
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...
Author visit to Iliso Care Society in Khayelitsha

Author visit to Iliso Care Society in Khayelitsha

This week Zimkhitha Mlanzeli, author of the latest book in the Harmony High series Blood Ties, visited one of our beneficiaries, Iliso Care Society in Khayelitsha to chat about the writing of her new book Blood Ties. Zimkhitha said that she was a little skeptical, due...
Jingqi reading and writing workshops

Jingqi reading and writing workshops

Recently a colleague – Zimkhitha Mlanzeli – and I ran English writing workshops at a rural high school in the Eastern Cape. It was a fascinating – and challenging – experience. The teachers had complained that learners are not expressing...
FunDza goes on TV in 2014

FunDza goes on TV in 2014

Mignon Hardie was interviewed about FunDza on eNCA news morning show – 15 July 2014. Zimkhitha Mlanzeli, Sicelo Kula and Nicci Giles were interviewed by EKSE (DSTV channel 263)  on Cape Town TV – 26 May 2014. FunDza was featured as part of ‘The Ubuntu Girl‘ interview...
For the love of reading.

For the love of reading.

How far would you walk for something you believed in? No, I mean literally, how far would you go? Would you fly across the world? Would you walk to the ends of the earth? Would you go as far as the distance took you? What if the elements were against you, would you...
Fresh ‘faces’ at FunDza

Fresh ‘faces’ at FunDza

FunDza is so pleased to welcome two new staffers to the team: Phoebe Sibomana and Zimkhitha Mlanzeli. Phoebe is a UWC graduate with an Honours in Social Development. She joined FunDza last year as an intern. Her proactive attitude to work and enthusiasm for FunDza...