The he(ART) of research

The he(ART) of research

Jive Media Africa has kicked off the research communications initiative ‘he(ART) of research’ together with the University of South Africa. The programme focusses on supporting academics to get creative about sharing their research and reaching even wider audiences through creative media outputs. The general public is generally unaware of the incredible work being undertaken at institutions of higher education across South Africa and Africa. Finding innovative ways of communicating research will allow it to have more impact in our society and our world.  Jive Media...
First African winner of FameLab science communication competition

First African winner of FameLab science ...

Tshiamo Legoale made history on the 8th of June by winning the FameLab International competition at the Cheltenham Science Festival held in the UK. Visit https://www.facebook.com/FameLabInternational/ to see how Tshiamo won over the judges with her incredible three-minute presentation on phytomining (growing gold from wheat).  This leaves no doubt that South African research is truly golden.  Mauritius and Uganda, first time participants, were part of the nine finalists, which leaves no doubt that African research is truly golden!  Jive Media Africa and partners...
Centre of Excellence in Human Development

Centre of Excellence in Human Developmen...

“You cannot predict the outcome of human development. All you can do is, like a farmer, create the conditions under which it will begin to flourish.” – Ken Robinson The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development (CoE-HUMAN) supports and undertakes multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research to enhance the process of human development. From early childhood development to transforming our society, the study of human development puts people at the centre stage of their intellectual concern. The program is one of 15 CoE’s founded by the Department of...
Get your research out – Partnerships for FameLab 2018 now open!

Get your research out – Partnershi...

Tshiamo Legoale, the South African winner of FameLab 2017, attended science communication and media training facilitated by Jive Media Africa ahead of a FameLab institutional heat at Mintek (one of 14 organisations which partnered to deliver the 2017 competition). Tshiamo now travels to represent South Africa at the international competition in the UK in June. She said “Being part of FameLab has helped me to grow immensely as a science communicator. It has helped me to know that doing science in the lab is not enough, that it needs to come out of the lab and it...
Drilling Towards Research Leadership

Drilling Towards Research Leadership

UKZN’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) is taking knowledge production to a new level through their Developing Research Innovation, Localisation and Leadership (DRILL) program. In collaboration with the Kwa-Zulu Natal Department of Health (DoH), DRILL aims to identify and nurture the next generation of South African health science research leaders. The skills these researchers develop through the DRILL program will help confront local healthcare challenges whilst keeping South Africa on the forefront of globally competitive research and innovation. Jive Media Africa has...
Science communication is spreading! Invasive biology researchers get a competitive advantage

Science communication is spreading! Inva...

Healthy and robust ecosystems are essential for the health and wellbeing of the planet. That’s why Jive Media Africa is thrilled to be working with the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology. The principal aim of the Centre’s work is to reduce the rates and impacts of biological invasions by furthering scientific understanding. Engaging with communities affected by these issues is a critical part of this process and Jive Media Africa’s science communication training bridges the gap between researchers and the various stakeholders who have the potential...
Tshiamo Takes Home the 2017 FameLab SA Title

Tshiamo Takes Home the 2017 FameLab SA T...

It is with great excitement that we congratulate Tshiamo Legoale on her FameLab SA win at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Johannesburg. Tshiamo delivered three minutes of science communication excellence with her presentation on using wheat as a gold hyperaccumulator from mine tailing dumps, or literally growing gold from wheat! Tshiamo was one of 10 finalists who progressed from their local heats through to today’s FameLab SA final, competing for an all-expenses paid trip to represent South Africa at the FameLab International Final at the Cheltenham Science Festival taking...
Jiving in Mauritius: Science communication training for the island’s first FameLab

Jiving in Mauritius: Science communicati...

You never quite know who you’re talking to… Last year’s FameLab SA final saw an audience member express her immense enthusiasm for the FameLab ‘talking science’ project, hosted by Jive Media Africa in partnership with the British Council and the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement. It turns out that Mrs Ameenah Gurib-Fakin is not only a celebrated woman in science – with numerous academic accolades and leadership positions to her name. In addition, she is the president of the Republic of Mauritius. Her Excellency subsequently approached...