Our Staff

FunDza staff are passionate about reading and contributing to the social development of our country.

We are guided by our organisation’s values in all of our work. These are:

Equality: A commitment to social justice and promoting equity
Honesty: A commitment to acting in a transparent manner and with openness
Respect: A commitment to act with kindness and honour
Diversity: A commitment to the ideals of Ubuntu – umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu
Potential: A commitment to nurturing growth in ourselves and others
Compassion: A commitment to bringing love, generosity of spirit, wisdom, and fun into all relations

Lea-Anne Moses

Incoming Executive Director and Trustee

Lea-Anne is the incoming director of the FunDza Literacy Trust as from December 2021. With a background in journalism, coupled with extensive experience in the corporate sphere and the nonprofit space, she is well-placed to take FunDza to the next level. She has a MPhil in Inclusive Innovation from the Graduate School of Business. She also serves on the board of The Reach Trust, and Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy.

Tennille Rode

Operations Manager

Tennille is the Operations Manager for the Fundza Literacy Trust. She is passionate about administration and with more than 20 years in operations, project management, finance, and HR in both Government and the Non-Profit Sector she is sure to take organizational planning to the next level. She enjoys reading and taking long drives and long walks on the beach with her daughters.

Amanda Van Niekerk

Non-fiction manager

Her love of stories has led Amanda to FunDza. Words have always been her life, and she is excited to engage with all the readers, writers, and contributors on our platform. She has completed an MA in English Literature and is currently doing an MA in Creative Writing. Besides words, she enjoys walking, dining, and travel adventures.

Amber Solomons

Fanz Administrator and Writer

Amber has always been a big reader with a passion for writing. She graduated from CPUT with her diploma in journalism in 2019. She is currently studying for her Advanced Diploma in Journalism while working at Fundza as an intern. She loves to edit and enjoys writing articles on health-related issues. In her free time, she loves walks on the beach and hiking.

Busiswa Mahonono

Writer and Social Media Assistant

Busiswa is a proud village girl that through FunDza got the opportunity to fulfil her lifelong dream of reading and writing all day long. A loner by nature she likes reading romance novels and stargazing every night. She graduated in 2019 from CPUT with a Diploma in Journalism. Interning for Fundza is her first job in the industry and it is very exciting for her as she gets to do what she loves every day!

Dorothy Dyer

Programme Manager

Dorothy is a former English teacher, whose passion for reading was the inspiration for the Cover2Cover’s publishing initiative and the FunDza Literacy Trust’s current work. Dorothy is also the author of many textbooks and school readers. She has a Masters in Applied Language and Literacy Studies and a Masters in Creative Writing, both through UCT.

Dawn Wilson

Financal and HR Manager

Dawn is FunDza’s Financial and HR Manager. She is a seasoned financial expert in the nonprofit sector, having worked for TAC, Sonke Gender Justice Network, and other NGOs for many years. She brings her wealth of experience to our organisation, helping us to develop more streamlined financial reporting systems as well as looking at ways to continuously develop our staff.

Ros Haden

Fiction Manager

Ros is FunDza’s content developer. She is a writer and editor, who has written two adults novels – The Tin Church and Love Tastes Like Strawberries, numerous short stories, children’s fiction and textbooks. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing from UCT (distinction) and a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University (distinction).

Asithandile Tyulu

Marketing Assistant

Asithandile is a driven and passionate young man, who is making his mark in FunDza’s marketing and communications department. He is currently studying toward a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (B.A. PPE) at UNISA – a degree he hopes will help him be able to help other youths and expose them to opportunities like he was. In his spare time he enjoys listening to music, reading a good romance novel while having a cup of strong coffee.