“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela

Jive Africa, shares with South Africa as a nation the profound sense of sadness and loss at the passing of our beloved Madiba, a true leader and a world icon. As we reflect on the life of this great person, there are many attributes from which we can learn, to re-shape our world. We ask ourselves “what makes a good leader?”, and it is clear that sacrifice, humility and compassion are among the words which capture the greatness of a leader like Nelson Mandela.

He has taught our nation to love one another despite colour, gender, status or religion and it is through this that we can shape our lives and the world we live in. His wisdom and values have definitely inspired us at Jive Africa to produce meaningful work towards the development of our country. We honour him (united in our diversity) by working towards a better South Africa and making the world a better place.

Hamba kahle Tata Madiba…

Written by the Jive Africa Staff

Photograph is of Tata Madiba and Steve Kromberg

We are thrilled to share with you the news that Robert Inglis, Director of Jive Media, has won the National Science and Technology Forum Award in the category for “Science Communicator for Public Awareness over the last 5 years”. The award was given to Robert for his “contribution to the development of the discipline of science communication through innovative and exciting media”.

The announcement was made at a (stunning) gala banquet at Emperors Palace, hosted by the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Naledi Pandor, on Tuesday night. The NSTF Awards honour South Africa’s top scientists.

Jive Media would like to congratulate fellow winner in this category, Mr David Kramer, CEO of the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. We think he’s a wonderful and brilliant man and are honoured to be on a platform with him.

Robert Inglis thanked the following significant people:
1. For the Mission MeerKAT Comic series his thanks went to Marina Joubert (Southern Science) and Kim de Boer and Adrian Tiplady of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). He also thanked Dr Sharon Grussendorff, Rico of Madam & Eve, and the extremely creative and hardworking Jive Media team.
2. For The Maloti Drakensberg Experience his thanks went to Leonore Beukes, Kevan Zunckel, the scientists at MDTP, and again to all those who worked so tirelessly on this book.
He also thanked the NSTF, and SAASTA for their continued support of Jive Media and Science Communication in general.

Professor Lee Berger, from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), gave the keynote address, and this was most definitely science communication at its absolute best. Both Professor Berger and the Minister emphasised the international significance of South Africa’s groundbreaking research in the field of Palaeontology and Palaeo-anthropology. Jive Media is proud to be producing 4 popular publications on South Africa’s top sites of Palaeontological significance for SAASTA/ DST/ NRF. Watch this space…

We, once again, thank you all for your ongoing support of Jive Media. We learn and grow so much through every bit of our work together, and we have you all to thank for that!

Ms Beverley Damonse, Executive Director of the SA Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), Robert Inglis and the Honourable Mrs Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology
Ms Beverley Damonse, Executive Director of the SA Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), Robert Inglis and the Honourable Mrs Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology


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