National Science Week 2016

National Science Week 2016

Hip Hop Science Spaza celebrated National Science Week 2016. The theme this year is Science for Sustainable Development and Improved Quality of Life. Hip Hop Science Spaza focused on water, food security and nutrition. Learners from Mlungisi Secondary School in Taylor’s Halt, Pietermaritzburg, met up with food security expert, Mbali Gwacela, hydrologist Lungi Lembede and Zandile Ngcobo who is a Nutrition Advisor at Taylor’s Halt Clinic. After learning more about these three areas of science, the learners composed songs to convey an important message about sustainable...
Nozipho made us proud!

Nozipho made us proud!

Nozipho Gumbi , a PhD candidate in nanotechnology and water at  the University of South Africa, has represented South African science on a world stage! Nozipho – you are an inspiration to us all. Nozipho’s FameLab journey started last year with her first speech at the UNISA student showcase in Pretoria. She proceeded to calmly and confidently win round after round, at the UNISA heat and in Cape Town at the British Council hosted Going Global conference. After winning the South African leg of the competition Nozipho, who is currently studying in Germany, made her way...
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...