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August 2016
FunDza... Sparking a Reading Revolution in South Africa
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Learners from Masibambisane OVC Centre are excited to get FunDza books!

Welcome to new(-ish) FunDza trustees


We believe that board renewal is an important part of nonprofit governance. It keeps the management on its toes and brings new ideas to the fore. 

Over the past year we've welcomed some new members and said some sad goodbyes to others. Andrew Weeks, Lebogang Thagane and Baleseng Dlamini all stepped down from FunDza's board of trustees due to work and personal commitments. Both Andrew and Lebo were original founding board members of FunDza and all three have made significant contributions to our organisation's strategy. We thank them for their time, commitment and support over the past couple of years.

In anticipation of the changes to the board, we've been seeking out new board members that we believe have the experience and qualities to add real strategic value to our organisation. Over the last year and a bit Rethabile MashaleXolisa Guzula and Steve Vosloo have joined current chairperson Siki Mgabadeli and executive director Mignon Hardie on the board. The next board meeting comes up in August. We look forward to their contributions in helping FunDza grow a culture of reading and writing amongst young South Africans.

Another big announcement is that Steve not only joined the FunDza board but he also gifted the content of his former m4Lit (Mobiles for Literacy) project, Yoza, to FunDza. Steve was a pioneer of the 'cellphone story' space and the content he brings is exactly the type of content our readers love. But, we're delighted that Steve hasn't just gifted us the stories, poetry and plays... but also all the comments from the original readers too! We're proud to be giving this rich archive a new home. Click here to view links to all the Yoza content.

Check out our articles below, and stay up to date by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

#HappyReading, with love from all at FunDza
Mignon, Dorothy, Ros, Zimkhitha, Phoebe, Nandi, Ndibulele, Sonja, Shelley, Masibulele, Siki, Xolisa, Rethabile and Steve
We welcome Rethabile Mashale, an expert in non-profit governance, to the board of trustees at FunDza. Read more...
Introducing Steve Vosloo, a pioneer in mobile reading. Read more...
WooHoo! Comments are flying in from our readers. Read more...
When looking for a home for the Yoza stories, there was no doubt that FunDza would provide a happy one. Yoza stories and comments move over. Read more...
Xolisa Guzula brings a wealth of literacy expertise to the board. Read more...
Take a look what exciting things are happening in August! Author Jayne Bauling is visiting and there will be lots of workshops on the go. Read more...
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