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...
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...
Paediatric HIV Disclosure Intervention in Uganda

Paediatric HIV Disclosure Intervention i...

The Power of Knowing – Experiences of Youth and Caregivers with Paediatric HIV Disclosure from LMButler on Vimeo.   Jive Africa was once again honoured to be working with Dr Lisa Butler from Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. We have produced an educational documentary and a training course to support caregivers through a process of disclosing to the children in their care. We were awarded funding from the Boston Children’s Hospital’s Aerosmith Fund for HIV Care and Prevention to support the expansion of our educational film,...
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...
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:FacebookTwitterGooglePinterestLinkedInMoreEmailPrintReddit
Hip Hop and Science combine with explosive results!

Hip Hop and Science combine with explosi...

SAMA award winning rap artist, iFani, jetted into Durban on Saturday, 19 July 2014 for a music event with a difference – the Hip Hop Science Spaza! The BAT Centre (Durban) was the laboratory in which hip hop and science were combined to boost science education with the addition of a little rap. Grade 10 – 12 learners from Chesterville and Umlazi engaged in practical science activities and then turned new knowledge into rap songs. The event culminated in a hip hop battle for the best science rap. The surprise ingredient was iFani, the hottest name in SA Rap who this...
South African National Space Agency – SANSA

South African National Space Agency R...

Jive Media Africa is excited to be working with SANSA (The South African National Space Agency) to grow Space Science and Engineering in South Africa. Did you know that we, South Africa, take over communications with NASA’s rockets soon after launch when they come round to our side of the planet? … And did you know that we’ve got eyes in the sky which are constantly feeding us information to help us plan and respond to development issues? … And did you know that we’ll soon be sending a South African to the International Space Station? Currently Jive...