Story Press Africa

Story Press Africa

Announcing Story Press Africa: Story Press Africa, an imprint of Catalyst Press (USA) and Jive Media Africa (South Africa), is a collaborative platform for sharing African knowledge. Through the medium of stories (including graphic novels, young adult and children’s literature) we aim to place African knowledge in its rightful place among the knowledge of the world. We publish African stories for a global audience; authentic, challenging and frequently controversial visions of the continent that birthed humankind. We debut this fall in the US with the graphic novel...
Journeys of Discovery

Journeys of Discovery

Where did human beings first begin to wonder, investigate and create? Growing scientific evidence now suggests that it was right here, under African skies. And this process, repeated over millennia, now continues in the creation of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. Jive Media Africa is honoured and privileged to have worked with the SKA in South Africa on the creation of a book which aims to deepen and broaden public interest and engagement with the SKA project. The book, Journeys of Discovery – Stories of Human Innovation in Africa, positions...
Get SET, Go!

Get SET, Go!

What are your options as a young scientist in South Africa? GET – SET – GO is an exciting and accessible guide to Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) careers and opportunities. Jive Media Africa is proud to have worked with the South Africa Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) to complete the design and layout of this important publication aimed at high school learners. SAASTAs intention was to produce a publication containing comprehensive information on careers and study opportunities in the fields of SET in South Africa, with an emphasis on...
Men and Masculinities in South Africa

Men and Masculinities in South Africa

Jive Africa produced the following books for publishing by the Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (PACSA) and Sonke Gender Justice Network, “Men and Masculinities in South Africa is a three-part series comprising stories, analysis and faith based resources. Its aim is to mobilize positive changes in the ways that men and women understand male identity in South Africa”. Daniela Gennrich (Editor). “Gender transformation work is critical to sustain our country’s democratic process. buy viagra canada PACSA and Sonke Gender Justice Network share the...
Ethical & Counselling Guidelines for HIV Testing of Children

Ethical & Counselling Guidelines for...

Jive Media Africa was privileged to be part of the productions of a series of manuals, implementation guidelines and legal guidelines for the HSRC entitled the “Legal, ethical and counselling issues related to HIV testing of children”. Here is an extract from an article that can be found here where the guidelines are also available for download: “A significant number of children in South Africa live with HIV. According to figures provided by the Department of Health, an estimated 32 940 children under 15 years of age were living with HIV and AIDS but were...
J.L.Dube – Pastor and Politician

J.L.Dube – Pastor and Politician

Pastor and Politician: Essays on the legacy of JL Dube, the first President of the African National Congress R. Simangaliso Kumalo This book aims to revive the legacy of John Langalibalele Dube who made a tremendous contribution to the liberation of the African people in South Africa. Dube was a pastor, first President of the African National Congress, a Pan-Africanist, founder of Ohlange Institution, and a counselor to Zulu kings. In the 21st Century, as Africa seeks to determine its own future, Dube’s legacy offers valuable insights. The book ex- amines issues of...
Infinite Grace – A Miraculous Awakening

Infinite Grace – A Miraculous Awak...

“This book is about the significant events that occurred in Yvonne Kgame’s life, starting on the day she experiences a double stroke and drives herself to the hospital…. The story continues into her search for healing – of body, mind, spirit, and the synchronous path that opens up opportunities to undergo healing through her engagement with various medical specialists, teachers, gurus, pastors, friends, and family.” Gloria Britain. How does one prepare to face death whilst in the midst of life? What are the steps to accepting the end of life, embracing...
A Journey Towards Healing

A Journey Towards Healing

Philippe Denis, Radikobo Ntsimane and Scott Houser. The twenty-six stories collected in this book were told by survivors of violence, oppression and abuse who took part in “Healing of Memories” workshops run by various Christian organisations under the co-ordination of the KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council. Telling a painful story in a safe and loving environment and with the support of people sharing similar experiences is the first step, small but important, on a journey towards healing and reconciliation. By agreeing to have their stories recorded and...
The Native School that Caused All the Trouble

The Native School that Caused All the Tr...

Philippe Denis and Graham Duncan Established in 1963 in Alice in the Eastern Cape, a short distance from the University College of Fort Hare, the Federal Theological Seminary of Southern Africa, popularly known as Fedsem, occupies a unique place in South African history. For three decades it was the main place of training for black candidates for the ministry in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa and a cluster of Presbyterian churches. The majority of students were black, but...
My Barbados Hat

My Barbados Hat

Clive Lawrance was born in Pietermaritzburg in 1935. After a mediocre high school education in Pretoria, he spent a learning year at the Naval Gymnasium at Saldanha Bay and a lucrative year on the diamond mines in Namibia; followed by a meditative year on a chicken farm near New Hanover, and a dreary year clerking for an insurance company. At 21 he went to London to play professional football; but he met a writer on the ship who re-aligned his compass towards poetry, journalism, and a BA degree. After a successful career in journalism in South Africa and the United...