Taking music to Taung, the home of the Taung Child!

Taking music to Taung, the home of the T...

Jive Media Africa brought the Hip Hop Science Spaza programme to Taung, North West Province, home of the Taung Child! The Evolutionary Studies Institute (ESI) is a Centre of Excellence in Palaeosciences, and the global hub for the study of the origins of the species (including human origins). Hip Hop Science Spaza and ESI engaged with learners from 11 schools in Taung to create songs about palaeontology and the rich history of Taung. The study of fossils has broad public appeal, and these songs will be created with the aim of reaching the general public, well beyond...
Our Future – A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing: The South African Launch

Our Future – A Lancet Commission o...

South African Experts in adolescent health gathered in Gauteng together with lead commissioner Professor George Patton from the University of Melbourne for the South African launch of “Our Future: A Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing”. Jive Media Africa provided media and communications support to the varied programme which included contributions from the Department of Health, the Medical Research Council, the Human Sciences Research Council, youth activists and a production by University of the Witwatersrand Drama for Life. To find out more about the...
UNISA Young Academics: Beyond the Basics – Serious about research

UNISA Young Academics: Beyond the Basics...

UNISA Young Academics Programme Beyond the Basics – Serious about research Jive Media Africa is excited to have been able to work with talented young researchers from the UNISA Young Academics programme (YAP). Piloted in 2008, the YAP has become one of UNISA’s most successful initiatives. YAP forms part of UNISA’s capacity-building initiatives responding to the need for a visible and critical mass of high quality academics. YAP seeks to develop young (under the age of 35), promising, and talented individuals for the future career in research, management and...
Mapping the Gaps – Early Childhood Development

Mapping the Gaps – Early Childhood...

How do we go about changing the way South Africa understands and invests in Early Childhood Development? Jive Media Africa has been part of a research-process led by the FrameWorks Institute in Washington to better understand how experts, stakeholders and the public understand key issues in Early Childhood Development (ECD). The aim is ultimately to work towards creating new narratives which can be used to communicate key learnings about ECD to positively transform our society. The research report which was designed and produced by Jive Media Africa, is entitled: Early...
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...
Nozipho Gumbi wins FameLab South Africa 2016

Nozipho Gumbi wins FameLab South Africa ...

The International FameLab Competition has chosen its South African Winner: Nozipho Gumbi from Eshowe (KZN), a PhD candidate at the University of South Africa in the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit The final of the South African leg took place in front of a capacity audience at the glittering Cape Town International Convention Centre – venue of the British Council Going Global conference. The finalists presented to the high-profile audience and judges, who included Dr Tollulah Oni (UCT school of Public Health) Dr Carolina Odman (Universe awareness...
Success at the 2016 PCST conference in Istanbul

Success at the 2016 PCST conference in I...

Robert Inglis, Director of Jive Media Africa, presented the Hip Hop Health project to a packed session at the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) 2016 conference. Very positive feedback was received from science communication academics and practitioners alike from as far afield as Mexico, Vietnam, Spain and Australia, with participants calling it “significant” and “beautiful”, among others. The Hip Hop Health communication products are available for free download on the Science Spaza Website. See www.sciencespaza.org The Agent Zee Project...
Public Communications of Science & Technology (PCST): Hip Hop and Science in the Spotlight.

Public Communications of Science & ...

The 14th Public Communication of Science and Technology conference will be held in Istanbul from the 26th-the 28th of April. Robert Inglis, director of Jive Media Africa, heads to the annual event where leaders in science communication gather to network and develop strategies to further the goal of getting the public to engage with science and technology. Director Robert Inglis will be presenting the Hip Hop Health Research, Rhythm and Rhyme initiative to the conference to demonstrate its effectiveness in encouraging the youth to engage with science and health. The use of...
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...
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...