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...
National Science Week 2015

National Science Week 2015

SAMA award winning Hip Hop artist iFani jetted in to KZN to collaborate with star scientists and learners from Edendale Technical High School to kick off Hip Hop Science Spaza 2015.   Learners, who had been preparing and practicing their songs on light, met up with leading SA scientists from the CSIR National Laser Centre and the International Square Kilometre Array project before putting their songs under the spotlight. Hip Hop Science Spaza is celebrating the International Year of Light and Light Based Technologies – raising awareness of the importance of light...
Hip Hop Health: Research, Rhyme, and Rhythm for Healthy Communities

Hip Hop Health: Research, Rhyme, and Rhy...

Hip Hop Health: Research, Rhyme, and Rhythm for Healthy Communities is a collaboration between members of Science Spaza science clubs, popular music artists and health researchers to address health challenges facing South African communities. The project’s purpose is to enable young people to engage with health research, and in this project specifically research around water and water-related disease. This will be done by firstly mentoring the science clubs on research methodologies and research ethics. And secondly, then to undertake one of three research projects...
International “talking science” competition picks its South African winner

International “talking science” competit...

FameLab South Africa has a winner! Stevie Biffen from the University of Cape Town will represent South Africa in the UK in June. Biffen, a Masters student from the University of Cape Town was one of 16 young scientists who arrived in Grahamstown in March 2015 to hone their communication skills and share their science with the public at Scifest Africa. Runners up were Edgar Phukubje, a microbiologist from the University of Limpopo and Natasha Botha, a mechanical engineer from the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research. They were part of the international FameLab...
Media and Science Communications Training – CSIR

Media and Science Communications Trainin...

Jive Media Africa has been appointed to run a series of science communication and media training workshops for the CSIR (Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research) at their various research centres around the country. We are looking forward to working with scientists at the cutting edge of their disciplines. By collaborating with a number of well-known science journalists and media experts, our aim is to strengthen relationships between scientists and the media, a powerful channel to public audiences. Share this:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestLinkedInMoreEmailPrintReddi
NoviGuide: Innovative mobile health technology for newborn care

NoviGuide: Innovative mobile health tech...

Jive Media Africa is pleased to announce that Global Strategies has provided funds for an evaluation of the NoviGuide in South Africa. NoviGuide is a tablet-based clinical application that guides healthcare practitioners by providing step-by-step information related to care of newborns. The application is the result of a unique collaboration between Global Strategies and Metrodigi, a leader in eBook development. Millennium development goals include reducing under-5 mortality from 62 deaths per 1000 births to less than 20 before the end of 2015. While reasonable progress...