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Live and kicking!

Live and kicking!

Amanda van Niekerk Well, alive and chatting, but the experience was so exhilarating for all FunDza staff involved, that the title is very appropriate. For FunDza staffer Busiswa Mahonono this was her first time hosting a FaceBook live chat and she says that “as a...

Introducing two new staff members Tennille and Amanda.

Introducing two new staff members Tennille and Amanda.

Tennille Rode, Operations Manager, and Amanda van Niekerk, Non-fiction Editor, are the FunDza team’s newest additions. Let’s find out a little more about them. Tennille: What previous experience has best prepared you for your role as Operations Manager here at FunDza?...

Celebrating FunDza’s First 10 years

Celebrating FunDza’s First 10 years

    Ros Haden It was a joyful occasion when we came together to celebrate FunDza’s 10 year journey in the beautiful gardens of The Homestead in Plumstead. We bid a fond farewell to Mignon Hardie, who has headed up FunDza since its inception, and a warm welcome to new...

FunDza honoured by the Library Of Congress

FunDza honoured by the Library Of Congress

Dorothy Dyer Every year, the Library of Congress awards literacy prizes to organisations in the US and internationally in recognition of their work. We were delighted that in 2021 FunDza was an honoree (a euphemism for ‘runner-up’!) and received 5000 dollars prize...

FunDza’s journey to Ya Bana

FunDza’s journey to Ya Bana

Pictured; Asithandile, left. Busiswa, right. Busiswa Mahonono FunDza traveled to Johannesburg on Saturday, 12 March, for an activation at Ya Bana Village for Children, located outside Pretoria. The visit aimed to deliver books and showcase FunDza's online platform...

A tribute to Dr Xolisa Guzula

A tribute to Dr Xolisa Guzula

FunDza wishes our chairperson, Dr Xolisa Guzula, huge congratulations on being awarded her doctorate in education. We are so proud of the work that she is doing to promote literacy in our country. This degree, we know, is the result of many hours of labour, research,...

Celebrating our first FunDza Fellows

Celebrating our first FunDza Fellows

On 17 March 2021, FunDza hosted it's first introductory workshop for 18 young people selected to be the inaugural members of the FunDza Fellowship programme. The plan: to take this group on an exciting writing journey that we hoped would inform, challenge and inspire....

Whoop! Whoop! Yes, we do LOVE writing!

Whoop! Whoop! Yes, we do LOVE writing!

We first started our 'developing young writers' programme 10 years ago because our online readers were inspired by FunDza's stories and wanted to write and get published too. Since the first Fanz pieces were published in May 2011 on fundza.mobi, we have published the...

Meet the winners of My Life, My Choice Course Competition!

Meet the winners of My Life, My Choice Course Competition!

We are delighted to announce the winners of the My Life My Choice Course Competition! The course was sponsored by JnJ’s DREAMS Thina Abantu Abasha project (you can read more about them here) and ran from 1 October 2021 till the 14 November. We hope that all the 2000...

Meet the winners of the NRC Readathon!

Meet the winners of the NRC Readathon!

We are delighted to announce the winners of the NRC Readathon! From 15 September to 30 October 2021, FunDza ran a fun Readathon in partnership with the National Education Collaboration Trust’s National Reading Coalition. Find out more about the project here. The NRC...

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