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...
Music of the Stars: Jive Media Africa and the SKA collaborate on Hip Hop and Science

Music of the Stars: Jive Media Africa an...

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA), developer of the world’s largest radio telescope, in partnership with Jive Media Africa recently engaged learners in Carnarvon in the Northern Cape through the Hip Hop Science Spaza programme. Grade 6 and 7 learners from Carnarvon Primary School were treated to hands-on science activities through which they learned more about the SKA, radio telescopes and astronomy. The activities included the creation of art focused on the theme of astronomy and the electromagnetic spectrum, a visit to the site of the MeerKAT telescope and an...
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...
Mission MeerKat for SKA

Mission MeerKat for SKA

Jive Media Africa has produced 4 x 8 page comic books for SKA (Square Kilometre Array) and MeerKAT (the Karoo Array Telescope). An inquisitive school girl Hannah and the young astronomer Naledi are two key characters in colourful comic books developed to engage the public in the story of the SKA and MeerKAT. A real meerkat also features prominently, along with an adorable bat-eared fox – both animals found in the Karoo. The stories are set in and around a small rural town in the Karoo and help readers to understand how radio astronomy works and why the pathfinder...
Tonight We Promise You the Moon with Dr Vincent Couling

Tonight We Promise You the Moon with Dr ...

Total lunar eclipse on the 15 of June with Dr Vincent Couling, UKZN. A talk by Dr Vincent Couling is NEVER to be missed! His passion and knowledge are electrifying! By his use of a telescope and camera combination and with the image then projected on a screen, over 100 of us were able to get up close to the action as the Earth’s shadow crept across the craters and mountains of the moon. The total lunar eclipse occured when the entire moon entered the Earth’s umbra – the darkest part of its shadow. Dr Couling always does mesmerizing experiments and...
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...
Astronomy – Science Platform Months

Astronomy – Science Platform Month...

Jive Media Africa produced a series of comic strips for Astronomy month, funded by SAASTA: Click on the smaller image to see a larger version… Share...
Solar Eclipse 2002

Solar Eclipse 2002

Jive Media Africa conceptualised and produced, together with Madam & Eve, a national campaign for the total solar eclipse 2002. Print products and television inserts were distributed through most national newspapers and flighted on SABC Education respectively. Share...