Journeys of Discovery

Journeys of Discovery

Where did human beings first begin to wonder, investigate and create? Growing scientific evidence now suggests that it was right here, under African skies. And this process, repeated over millennia, now continues in the creation of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. Jive Media Africa is honoured and privileged to have worked with the SKA in South Africa on the creation of a book which aims to deepen and broaden public interest and engagement with the SKA project. The book, Journeys of Discovery – Stories of Human Innovation in Africa, positions...
VACANCY: volunteer/ internship

VACANCY: volunteer/ internship

Jive Media Africa is a leading science communication agency, working with national and international clients to translate science and research for a wide range of public audiences. Jive Media Africa is looking to fill an available internship position for a science graduate at Honours or Masters Level. Preference will be given to a candidate with a specific and demonstrable interest and experience in informal science learning and science outreach and to a graduate with good research skills. Good organisational skills and excellent communication skills will be...
Sign up for FameLab SA 2017

Sign up for FameLab SA 2017

Register to take part in FameLab 2017: www.britishcouncil.org.za/famelab FameLab is an international competition, spanning 30 countries. It aims to develop Science Communication skills amongst those working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Contestants will be asked to convey a scientific concept of their choice in 3 minutes to a panel of judges including leading researchers, media personalities and science policy makers. They will be judged on the content and clarity of their presentations as well as their charisma in presenting them. Candidates must...
SA launch of The Lancet Global Series on ECD.

SA launch of The Lancet Global Series on...

Jive Media Africa, through its work with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development at the University of the Witwatersrand, provided media and science communication support to the South African launch of the Lancet Global Series on Early Childhood Development. The Minister of Science and Technology launched the series entitled Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale to highlight the critical role of science in informing policy. The series gathers scientific evidence from around the world which is powerfully demonstrating how low-cost...
Taking music to Taung, the home of the Taung Child!

Taking music to Taung, the home of the T...

Jive Media Africa brought the Hip Hop Science Spaza programme to Taung, North West Province, home of the Taung Child! The Evolutionary Studies Institute (ESI) is a Centre of Excellence in Palaeosciences, and the global hub for the study of the origins of the species (including human origins). Hip Hop Science Spaza and ESI engaged with learners from 11 schools in Taung to create songs about palaeontology and the rich history of Taung. The study of fossils has broad public appeal, and these songs will be created with the aim of reaching the general public, well beyond...
Our Future – A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing: The South African Launch

Our Future – A Lancet Commission o...

South African Experts in adolescent health gathered in Gauteng together with lead commissioner Professor George Patton from the University of Melbourne for the South African launch of “Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing”. Jive Media Africa provided media and communications support to the varied programme which included contributions from the Department of Health, the Medical Research Council, the Human Sciences Research Council, youth activists and a production by University of the Witwatersrand Drama for Life. To find out more about the...
UNISA Young Academics: Beyond the Basics – Serious about research

UNISA Young Academics: Beyond the Basics...

UNISA Young Academics Programme Beyond the Basics – Serious about research Jive Media Africa is excited to have been able to work with talented young researchers from the UNISA Young Academics programme (YAP). Piloted in 2008, the YAP has become one of UNISA’s most successful initiatives. YAP forms part of UNISA’s capacity-building initiatives responding to the need for a visible and critical mass of high quality academics. YAP seeks to develop young (under the age of 35), promising, and talented individuals for the future career in research, management and...
Mapping the Gaps – Early Childhood Development

Mapping the Gaps – Early Childhood...

How do we go about changing the way South Africa understands and invests in Early Childhood Development? Jive Media Africa has been part of a research-process led by the FrameWorks Institute in Washington to better understand how experts, stakeholders and the public understand key issues in Early Childhood Development (ECD). The aim is ultimately to work towards creating new narratives which can be used to communicate key learnings about ECD to positively transform our society. The research report which was designed and produced by Jive Media Africa, is entitled: Early...