Investing in the Future Awards Finalist, 2014

Investing in the Future Awards Finalist,...

Science Spaza: The Mail & Guardian and the Southern Africa Trust Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change Awards Finalist ! The Mail & Guardian and the Southern Africa Trust present and host the Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change Awards each year. This year has been an exciting and proud year for Jive Media Africa’s new initiative, Science Spaza, as we were announced one of the three finalists for the STEM Skills Development Award 2014. Robert Inglis (Director at Jive Media) and Science Spaza’s Project Managers (Thandile Mdlambuzi and...
Hip Hop and Science combine with explosive results!

Hip Hop and Science combine with explosi...

SAMA award winning rap artist, iFani, jetted into Durban on Saturday, 19 July 2014 for a music event with a difference – the Hip Hop Science Spaza! The BAT Centre (Durban) was the laboratory in which hip hop and science were combined to boost science education with the addition of a little rap. Grade 10 – 12 learners from Chesterville and Umlazi engaged in practical science activities and then turned new knowledge into rap songs. The event culminated in a hip hop battle for the best science rap. The surprise ingredient was iFani, the hottest name in SA Rap who this...
Science Communication Training – We mind the gap

Science Communication Training – W...

Closing the gap between science and society… Jive Media Africa has been privileged to be running science communication training sessions around the country. It has been a creative and rewarding experience to see the shifts that take place. From writing for popular audiences to public speaking and even extending to other creative approaches Jive Media Africa is a sought after to help scientists and science organisations get creative about engaging public audiences. Current and recent training work has included: The CSIR (the Centre for Scientific and Industrial...
South African National Space Agency – SANSA

South African National Space Agency R...

Jive Media Africa is excited to be working with SANSA (The South African National Space Agency) to grow Space Science and Engineering in South Africa. Did you know that we, South Africa, take over communications with NASA’s rockets soon after launch when they come round to our side of the planet? … And did you know that we’ve got eyes in the sky which are constantly feeding us information to help us plan and respond to development issues? … And did you know that we’ll soon be sending a South African to the International Space Station? Currently Jive...
Workshops for Parents – MIET

Workshops for Parents – MIET

The Media in Education Trust (MiET Africa) conducts workshops with parents of school-going children to support them to engage with their children’s education. Jive Media Africa was contracted to develop a training programme for these parents, many of whom did not themselves have an opportunity to attend school. To address this challenge we created a series of “picture-building” exercises, where parents discuss topics and then build pictures representing key learnings – the programme has been highly successful and we recently completed a second...
Paediatric HIV Disclosure Intervention in Uganda

Paediatric HIV Disclosure Intervention i...

Jive Africa is once again honoured to be working with Dr Lisa Butler from Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. We have produced an educational documentary and a training course to support caregivers through a process of disclosing to the children in their care. We have now been awarded funding from the Boston Children’s Hospital’s Aerosmith Fund for HIV Care and Prevention to support the expansion of our educational film, The Power of Knowing to a fuller length documentary which we will develop for sharing with a global audience. Paediatric...
Creating interactive media for CHAT (Community Health-worker Assistive Technology)

Creating interactive media for CHAT (Com...

Jive Media Africa is excited to be working with Prof Lisa Butler, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Prof Jim Slotta, University of Toronto, and Thandanani Children’s Foundation (Pietermaritzburg, SA) in the development of interactive media for the Community Health worker Assistive Technology (CHAT) project – an innovative mHealth initiative in KZN, SA. We are using various media including animation and video to assist community health workers as they impart crucial health messaging to impoverished South African households. These health workers are...
PACSA Archive Exhibition

PACSA Archive Exhibition

The history of the Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (PACSA) takes place against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of the 1980’s, 90’s and 2000’s as South Africa experienced the destructive power of the Apartheid system, its death throes and finally the birth of a new political dispensation. Today, 35 years since its inception in 1979, it continues to challenge the Pietermaritzburg community to think critically about development and social justice issues. Recently PACSA, in association with the Alan Paton Centre at the University of...