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...
National Science Week 2016

National Science Week 2016

Hip Hop Science Spaza celebrated National Science Week 2016. The theme this year is Science for Sustainable Development and Improved Quality of Life. Hip Hop Science Spaza focused on water, food security and nutrition. Learners from Mlungisi Secondary School in Taylor’s Halt, Pietermaritzburg, met up with food security expert, Mbali Gwacela, hydrologist Lungi Lembede and Zandile Ngcobo who is a Nutrition Advisor at Taylor’s Halt Clinic. After learning more about these three areas of science, the learners composed songs to convey an important message about sustainable...
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...
National Science Week 2015

National Science Week 2015

SAMA award winning Hip Hop artist iFani jetted in to KZN to collaborate with star scientists and learners from Edendale Technical High School to kick off Hip Hop Science Spaza 2015.   Learners, who had been preparing and practicing their songs on light, met up with leading SA scientists from the CSIR National Laser Centre and the International Square Kilometre Array project before putting their songs under the spotlight. Hip Hop Science Spaza is celebrating the International Year of Light and Light Based Technologies – raising awareness of the importance of light...
Hip Hop Health: Research, Rhyme, and Rhythm for Healthy Communities

Hip Hop Health: Research, Rhyme, and Rhy...

Hip Hop Health: Research, Rhyme, and Rhythm for Healthy Communities is a collaboration between members of Science Spaza science clubs, popular music artists and health researchers to address health challenges facing South African communities. The project’s purpose is to enable young people to engage with health research, and in this project specifically research around water and water-related disease. This will be done by firstly mentoring the science clubs on research methodologies and research ethics. And secondly, then to undertake one of three research projects...
Investing in the Future Awards Finalist, 2014

Investing in the Future Awards Finalist,...

Science Spaza: The Mail & Guardian and the Southern Africa Trust Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change Awards Finalist ! The Mail & Guardian and the Southern Africa Trust present and host the Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change Awards each year. This year has been an exciting and proud year for Jive Media Africa’s new initiative, Science Spaza, as we were announced one of the three finalists for the STEM Skills Development Award 2014. Robert Inglis (Director at Jive Media) and Science Spaza’s Project Managers (Thandile Mdlambuzi and...
Hip Hop and Science combine with explosive results!

Hip Hop and Science combine with explosi...

SAMA award winning rap artist, iFani, jetted into Durban on Saturday, 19 July 2014 for a music event with a difference – the Hip Hop Science Spaza! The BAT Centre (Durban) was the laboratory in which hip hop and science were combined to boost science education with the addition of a little rap. Grade 10 – 12 learners from Chesterville and Umlazi engaged in practical science activities and then turned new knowledge into rap songs. The event culminated in a hip hop battle for the best science rap. The surprise ingredient was iFani, the hottest name in SA Rap who this...
Launching the Science Spaza newspaper at SciFest 2014

Launching the Science Spaza newspaper at...

Jive Africa launched the first ever Science Spaza newspaper at SciFest Africa in Grahamstown in the week 11th to 14th March 2014. The first issue of Spaza Space offers exciting news from homework research some of the Science Spaza clubs, articles, cool competitions, new branded resources and much much more… To read more about this exciting publication and to see photographs of the launch and download the paper, go to www.sciencespaza.org. Share...
Science Spaza inspires and excites high school learners at National Science week!

Science Spaza inspires and excites high ...

What a week it has been for Science Spaza, a Jive Media Africa initiative!! National Science Week kicked off with a great launch at the Royal Show Grounds (Pietermaritzburg). High schools and educators from the uMgungundlovu District Municipality were present at the launch including Qoqisizwe High School, Masijabule High School, Mazwendoda Senior Secondary, Bhekiximba High School, Umthonqotho Comprehensive High School and Gobindlovu High School. Science Spaza reached out to approximately 400 learners at the launch. It was a truly fulfilling experience for the learners,...
Science Spaza celebrates National Science Week 2013

Science Spaza celebrates National Scienc...

Science Spaza will be celebrating National Science Week at the Royal Show grounds on the 27th July 2013. The event will focus 420 high school learners doing hands-on science. The aim of this initiative is to provide support to disadvantaged schools in South Africa to improve science literacy. Attending the event will be distinguished guest speakers such as Mayor Yusuf Bhamjee (Umgungundlovu District), Ms Jennifer Baiju (Manager: Department of Education, Umgungundlovu District), Prof Albert Modi (Dean: UKZN) and Mr Ntokozo Shezi (Geology graduate and finalist of FameLab...