Jive Media Africa is proud of these short films/ documentaries that tell the stories of some of the community members whom Dlalanathi supports (an NGO providing psychosocial support for children through play by training and supporting caregivers).

Mr & Mrs Gwala – Families healing families

Dlalanathi – Mr & Mrs Gwala – Families healing families from Dlalanathi on Vimeo.

Building The Road – Youth changing preceptions of youth

Dlalanathi – Building The Road – Youth changing preceptions of youth from Dlalanathi on Vimeo.

Gogo’s story – Healing through play

Dlalanathi – Gogo’s story – Healing through play from Dlalanathi on Vimeo.

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, The Power of Knowing to a fuller length documentary which we have developed for sharing with a global audience.

Paediatric HIV disclosure refers to the process of communicating to a child/children that he or she is infected with HIV.

While HIV care and treatment programs for children are expanding throughout sub-Saharan Africa, a growing challenge facing health providers and caregivers is disclosure of HIV serostatus to infected children. Disclosure is an integral part of accepting and living with the disease and in accessing and sustaining HIV medical care and treatment.

Dr Lisa Butler, in collaboration with Dr. Philippa Musoke (Makerere University-Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration, Kampala, Uganda) and Dr. Rachel King (University of California San Francisco), is conducting a study to evaluate the effectiveness of a caregiver-and child-focused cognitive-behavioral intervention on improving rates of disclosure to children and to evaluate the short and longer term effects of disclosure and non-disclosure on children.

Links to other modules available HERE:


Jive Media Africa is excited to be working with Prof Lisa Butler, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Prof Jim Slotta, University of Toronto, and Thandanani Children’s Foundation (Pietermaritzburg, SA) in the development of interactive media for the Community Health worker Assistive Technology (CHAT) project – an innovative mHealth initiative in KZN, SA.

We are using various media including animation and video to assist community health workers as they impart crucial health messaging to impoverished South African households. These health workers are part of existing programmes administered by non-governmental organisations, such as Thandanani Children’s Foundation, serving households in communities around Pietermaritzburg. The digital media created by Jive Media Africa will be delivered via a tablet computer, and will foster meaningful discussions about health topics between the health workers and caregivers in the households.

View the media focussing on child health (birth to 5 years) on the following topics:

View an ‘explainer’ video here:


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 in the Sunday Times Travel and Food supplement and on the Timeslive website (http://www.timeslive.co.za/).
Nonhlanhla Vilakazi, a palaeo-herpitologist (studies fossilized reptiles), came along for the ride and recorded her experiences (in words, images and video clips) on a weblog.

Sunday Times Articles:

Video Blog:

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