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...
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...
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...
African Origins – Science Platform Months

African Origins – Science Platform...

Jive Media Africa produced a series of comic strips for African Origins month, funded by SAASTA: Click on the small image to see a larger version…  View JMA’s African Origins animation here…  Agent Zee has been time-travelling herself… Share...

Animations – Platform Months

Jive Media Africa developed these animations for SAASTA, who was mandated to implement the Science Platform Months on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology (DST). Science Platforms Focus Areas are divided into four broad areas, namely: African Origins, Antarctica, Astronomy, and Biosciences.       Share...