Meet the 2021 Fantastic FunDza Fanz winners!

Meet the 2021 Fantastic FunDza Fanz winners!

The Fantastic FunDza Fanz Giveaway Competition ran again for the month of September and enabled FunDza to celebrate its fantastic BIG FunDza readers! Each day we collected the details of the top 50 logged-in readers. There were then four rounds of random draws and ten...
Growing poets through our Fellowship

Growing poets through our Fellowship

This year we launched an exciting new project to develop our young writers: the FunDza Fellowship – a 10-month writing programme for 15 of our aspiring writers, conducted virtually. We selected young people, who had previously submitted Fanz writing or entered FunDza...
Meet Lerato and Refiloe

Meet Lerato and Refiloe

Who’re they, you may well ask. Why do I want to meet them? Well, the truth is they don’t exist but we’ve created them to use as personas within FunDza to build profile of our audience and who we are reaching. We were introduced to the concept of...
FunDza celebrates our many African languages

FunDza celebrates our many African languages

FunDza is celebrating the rich diversity of languages in our country with a new ‘African Language Banner’ on its homepage and you can find it here. This is a space dedicated to publishing and promoting stories, essays, blogs, plays and poetry in African languages and...
Top Reads

Top Reads

It is always fascinating to see our top reads, particularly as ‘trending reads’ are no longer highlighted on the site, so these items have been found independently by thousands of readers who have voted with their ‘clicks’. Unsurprisingly, love is an overarching...
FunDza’s staff writers reflect on their ‘faves’

FunDza’s staff writers reflect on their ‘faves’

At FunDza, we have a team of young staff members who help with editing and writing. They generate many of our ‘Did you know’ blogs, as well as our Inspiring Tomorrow interviews with extraordinary South Africans. Collectively they have produced more than 60 articles...
Fly with FunDza – New writers take off!

Fly with FunDza – New writers take off!

This year the South African Book Fair went virtual – a first, along with the many firsts, in our ‘new normal’. FunDza was invited to be part of the Children’s Programme in the virtual ‘Magic Tent’ which offered a range of exciting activities, from workshops to...