FameLab 2017 – Science communicators shine in Pretoria

FameLab 2017 – Science communicators shine in Pretoria

FameLab 2017 successfully rolled-out in Pretoria last week in partnership with UNISA and the CSIR.

On Tuesday, Jive Media Africa trained post-graduate students at UNISA in Science Communication and Media Skills ahead of the UNISA FameLab Heat on 3 March 2017.

The CSIR hosted a successful second heat of FameLab on Wednesday, following the launch of the 2017 competition at Science Forum South Africa in December last year. Congratulations to Tshepo Makgoba who won the heat! He will be going through to the Masterclass training and the semi-finals.

FameLab, one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world, is helping South African scientists and engineers improve their communication skills. By supporting them to clearly explain their science to the public, they are helping to narrow the gap between science and the society in which it is at work.

YOU can get involved in the international FameLab competition here: www.britishcouncil.org.za/famelab.

Learn more about Jive’s work in Science Communication and Media, visit www.jivemedia.co.za

FameLab ® is an initiative of the Cheltenham Festivals. The British Council in collaboration with the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) and Jive Media Africa deliver the FameLab competition in South Africa. Find out more about FameLab South Africa at www.britishcouncil.org.za/famelab

Birds of a feather – postgraduate students from UNISA gathered on Tuesday to improve their science communication and media skills. Here they are pictured with Jive Media Africa’s Robert Inglis -a science communication specialist.