Amazwi Ethu – Speaking Back – Community Engagement Event

Amazwi Ethu – Speaking Back – Community ...

Community Engagement is a key aspect of the work of the Human Sciences Research Council’s Sweetwaters office. The research centre is situated in the peri-urban Vulindlela District and undertakes social science research on a range of issues affecting local communities. The learnings from these communities can be further shared and applied in other settings. In order to better understand the needs of this community, the HSRC Sweetwaters office embarked on a photovoice project. Photovoice is a participatory action research strategy primarily used...
Community engagement through participatory media

Community engagement through participato...

Dr Alastair Van Heerden, a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Sweetwaters Office, posed interesting questions at the opening of the Amazwi Ethu: Speaking Back exhibition held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.  What qualifies as photography art? Would it have been better to show images taken by professionals?  It was clear from the exhibition that amateur photographers are equally, if not more capable of conveying important messages about their perceptions and experiences of the world. Amazwi Ethu is one of the outcomes of a photovoice...
Centre of Excellence (CoE) Human Development

Centre of Excellence (CoE) Human Develop...

Jive Media Africa was privileged to support the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Human Development with its science engagement activities at the CoE Directors’ Forum which took place on the 25th and 26th of August 2016 at the Howard College Campus in Durban. The Centres of Excellence programme is an initiative of the National Research Foundation and the Department of Science and Technology that takes place annually. Jive supports CoEHuman, the first of the CoE’s with a focus on Social Sciences, with science communication services. These range from communication...
PACSA Archive Exhibition

PACSA Archive Exhibition

The history of the Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (PACSA) takes place against the backdrop of the tumultuous events of the 1980’s, 90’s and 2000’s as South Africa experienced the destructive power of the Apartheid system, its death throes and finally the birth of a new political dispensation. Today, 35 years since its inception in 1979, it continues to challenge the Pietermaritzburg community to think critically about development and social justice issues. Recently PACSA, in association with the Alan Paton Centre at the University of...
Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Jive Media Africa have put together a number of exhibitions around subjects such as PalaeoTourism (Client: Dept of Science and Technology), Astronomy (Clients: SKA, IYA), Political Cartooning (Client: EU/ CWCI), Antarctica (Client: Robert Inglis), etc. Here are some hightlights: Mobile Exhibition: International Year of Astronomy (IYA) banner – “The Universe – yours to explore” Making the universe everyone’s to explore. We’re bringing the universe closer to ordinary South Africans. Jive Media has produced a 10m long banner with the stunning images from...
Bringing the Universe to You!

Bringing the Universe to You!

A mobile open-source exhibition for the International Year of Astronomy! Downloadable 10m banner for you to print and exhibit (Client: SAASTA) Making the universe everyone’s to explore. 5 mg daily cialis We’re bringing the universe closer to ordinary South Africans. Jive Media has produced a 10m long banner with the stunning images from deep space that are usually only available to those with internet access. It has been printed across the country and is hanging in various locations such as the Zoo in Pretoria, Science Centres, etc. This banner showcases...
Palaeontology and Archaeology

Palaeontology and Archaeology

Jive Media Africa completed a tour around South Africa visiting the prehistory sites that have shaped world knowledge on the evolution of life – and more recently human life – on our planet. These palaeontological and archaeological sites create a wonderful opportunity to share science with the public. They take us back to humankind’s African Origins. Jive Media Africa produced 3 books about the sites, specifically a learner guide, a tourism guide and portfolio of research activities. We have also produced a series of newspaper articles that have featured...