FameLab SA – Onward and Upward at Mintek

FameLab SA – Onward and Upward at ...

Mintek is a leading provider of minerals processing and metallurgical engineering products and services to industries worldwide. Jive Media Africa worked with Mintek researchers who are fired-up about using their science skills to change the world for the better. The Mintek FameLab SA heat is the perfect opportunity to gain skills for talking to non-science audiences – contestants need to think creatively about how to communicate their research with public audiences. Being part of FameLab heat is about growing capacity in the organisation for both internal and external...
Practical Training at Wits Centres of Excellence

Practical Training at Wits Centres of Ex...

Jive Media Africa is thrilled to be working with three Centres of Excellence for this year’s FameLab season. At a recent training held at the University of the Witwatersrand, young CoE scientists and researchers spoke passionately about their particular focus areas and searched for ways to make them accessible and exciting to public audiences. The CoE programme is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation and aims to “concentrate existing research excellence, capacity and resources, to enable researchers to...
Wits – Confidence Boosting Communication Training

Wits – Confidence Boosting Communication...

The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is hosting FameLab SA for the first time this year! Jive Media Africa was privileged to work with 17 researchers from a wide range of faculties and departments to enhance their science communication skills prior to the Wits FameLab SA heat. Wits’ participation in the heat demonstrates their commitment to taking science into public spaces, and we are excited to welcome them to the FameLab family. The session was very interactive and prompted lots of discussion and debate about the role of science in society, and how to find the...
FameLab – Confidently Sharing Science

FameLab – Confidently Sharing Science

FameLab SA contestants from Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and the University of Limpopo are learning important confidence-boosting communication and media skills! TUT is participating in FameLab SA for the first time this year. Jive Media Africa visited TUT to train a group of over 55 lecturers, students and academic staff on science communication. The group included 25 excited FameLab participants who were there to prepare for their heat on the 3rd March 2017 (pictured above). Ready to welcome them at the training was Dr. Edgar Alufheli Nesamvuni (Acting...
FameLab 2017 – Science communicators shine in Pretoria

FameLab 2017 – Science communicators shi...

FameLab 2017 successfully rolled-out in Pretoria last week in partnership with UNISA and the CSIR. On Tuesday, Jive Media Africa trained post-graduate students at UNISA in Science Communication and Media Skills ahead of the UNISA FameLab Heat on 3 March 2017. The CSIR hosted a successful second heat of FameLab on Wednesday, following the launch of the 2017 competition at Science Forum South Africa in December last year. Congratulations to Tshepo Makgoba who won the heat! He will be going through to the Masterclass training and the semi-finals. FameLab, one of the biggest...
Take part in FameLab 2017

Take part in FameLab 2017

Register to take part in FameLab 2017: www.britishcouncil.org.za/famelab FameLab is an international competition, spanning 30 countries. It aims to develop Science Communication skills amongst those working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Contestants will be asked to convey a scientific concept of their choice in 3 minutes to a panel of judges including leading researchers, media personalities and science policy makers. They will be judged on the content and clarity of their presentations as well as their charisma in presenting them. Candidates must...
FameLab South Africa 2017 kicks off

FameLab South Africa 2017 kicks off

Registration now open for SA’s ‘Pop Idols of Science’ Are you South Africa’s next great scientist? FameLab® South Africa 2017 kicks off and you can register to enter as a contestant for the South African leg of the international competition dubbed, the ‘Pop Idols of Science’. Entries NOW open. http://www.britishcouncil.org.za/famelab/enter-competition (Link will open in a new tab) This year’s competition will launch on 8 December 2016 with the first heat at the second annual Science Forum South Africa (http://www.sfsa.co.za/) which takes place at the CSIR...
FameLab SA 2017 – are you ready?

FameLab SA 2017 – are you ready?

Are you getting ready for FameLab South Africa 2017? The CSIR is! Jive Media Africa is working with researchers from the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) to enhance their science communication skills and enable them to present their science topic to a panel of expert judges in just three minutes. You can register to enter as a contestant for the South African leg of the international competition, dubbed the ‘Pop Idols of Science’. Entries NOW open, register here: www.britishcouncil.org.za/famelab/enter-competition Share...
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...
Nozipho Gumbi sets off for the FameLab International finals 2016

Nozipho Gumbi sets off for the FameLab I...

Nozipho Gumbi’s Famelab journey has only just begun! She will be travelling to the United Kingdom for the FameLab International Finals at the Cheltenham Science Festival where she goes up against 30 country winners for the international title. Nozipho Gumbi from Eshowe (KZN), a PhD candidate at the University of South Africa in the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit won the South African leg of the international Famelab competition in Cape Town in May. Nozipho will be jetting off on Monday the 6th of June. She takes part in the international semi-final...