Nozipho Gumbi wins FameLab South Africa 2016

Nozipho Gumbi wins FameLab South Africa ...

The International FameLab Competition has chosen its South African Winner: Nozipho Gumbi from Eshowe (KZN), a PhD candidate at the University of South Africa in the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit The final of the South African leg took place in front of a capacity audience at the glittering Cape Town International Convention Centre – venue of the British Council Going Global conference. The finalists presented to the high-profile audience and judges, who included Dr Tollulah Oni (UCT school of Public Health) Dr Carolina Odman (Universe awareness...
Success at the 2016 PCST conference in Istanbul

Success at the 2016 PCST conference in I...

Robert Inglis, Director of Jive Media Africa, presented the Hip Hop Health project to a packed session at the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) 2016 conference. Very positive feedback was received from science communication academics and practitioners alike from as far afield as Mexico, Vietnam, Spain and Australia, with participants calling it “significant” and “beautiful”, among others. The Hip Hop Health communication products are available for free download on the Science Spaza Website. See www.sciencespaza.org The Agent Zee...
Join Agent Zee for live Twitter interviews!

Join Agent Zee for live Twitter intervie...

Live Twitter interviews! @agentzee JOIN Agent Zee as she has an up close and personal chat with some of the awesome FameLabSA semi-finalists, who also happen to be WOMEN in Science!! Join Zee live on twitter to chat to: 19 April: Margaret Siyawamwaya at 15:00 20 April: Nthabiseng Mokoena at 12:30 21 April: Tashnica Sylvester at 15:00 22 April: Savannah Nuwagaba at 10:00 First up we have Margaret Siyawamwaya who is currently doing a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences at WITS University. Tomorrow we have Nthabiseng Mokoena who is from the CSIR at the Biometrics unit at...
Public Communications of Science & Technology (PCST): Hip Hop and Science in the Spotlight.

Public Communications of Science & ...

The 14th Public Communication of Science and Technology conference will be held in Istanbul from the 26th-the 28th of April. Robert Inglis, director of Jive Media Africa, heads to the annual event where leaders in science communication gather to network and develop strategies to further the goal of getting the public to engage with science and technology. Director Robert Inglis will be presenting the Hip Hop Health Research, Rhythm and Rhyme initiative to the conference to demonstrate its effectiveness in encouraging the youth to engage with science and health. The use of...
Music of the Stars: Jive Media Africa and the SKA collaborate on Hip Hop and Science

Music of the Stars: Jive Media Africa an...

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA), developer of the world’s largest radio telescope, in partnership with Jive Media Africa recently engaged learners in Carnarvon in the Northern Cape through the Hip Hop Science Spaza programme. Grade 6 and 7 learners from Carnarvon Primary School were treated to hands-on science activities through which they learned more about the SKA, radio telescopes and astronomy. The activities included the creation of art focused on the theme of astronomy and the electromagnetic spectrum, a visit to the site of the MeerKAT telescope and an...
Congratulations to Professor Albert Modi

Congratulations to Professor Albert Modi

The Jive Media Africa team would like to congratulate Professor Albert Modi on receiving the UKZN Distinguished Teachers’ Award for 2015. Prof. Modi, Dean of the School of Agricultural, Earth & Environmental Sciences, joined Jive Media Africa as co-director in 2012. His commitment to science outreach and his expertise in education have been a great asset and inspiration to the company and we are proud that his achievements have been recognised by The University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. [Photo of Yazi Board Members 2016. From Left: Mr Robert Inglis, Prof Albert Modi,...
NoviGuide Evaluation and Update

NoviGuide Evaluation and Update

Jive Media Africa is honoured to have been part of a research collaboration with U.S.-based Global Strategies and Lisa Butler (Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School). The NoviGuide Evaluation Project was established to test the usability of a tablet-based application, NoviGuide, to improve care for newborns in health facilities. Global Strategies created NoviGuide to assist healthcare personnel through critical decision-making processes in situations where selection of the correct treatment plan could be the difference between life and death. The team has...
FameLab South Africa 2016

FameLab South Africa 2016

Apply Registration for Famelab 2016 is now open! Before you apply please make sure you are eligible to take part . If you are, follow these simple steps to apply: Fill in the online registration form. We will contact you by email to confirm receipt of your application and inform you of the details and next steps. Come to the heat closest to you and present your scientific topic to our panel of judges! (Don’t forget to invite your friends and family to come and watch and support you!). If there is no heat in your region, or if you can’t get to a heat, enter via a...