Science Communication and Media Training

“Jive Media Africa made me look at science communication from a completely different perspective. They made it so much fun, less tense and more refreshing through the simple exercises that they made us do during the training. Today, I can confidently stand in front of a crowd, be it a science community or the general public audience, and speak boldly about my science without any fear or doubt that the message that I am trying to communicate is getting lost in space.”

Nozipho Gumbi, FameLab 2016 South African winner

Jive Media Africa has over a decade’s experience in strategic media and communications support to the science and research sector. It is recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative science communication products and approaches.


Jive Media Africa
offers mentorship, training, and capacity building for science communication and working with the media through a range of highly participatory sessions, including

  • Science communication
  • Popular science writing
  • Writing for the media
  • Public speaking
  • Mentorship for radio and television broadcasting
  • Harnessing the power of social media
  • Identifying opportunities for engaged research


Jive Media Africa
was responsible for initiating the International FameLab “Talking Science” competition in South Africa. The competition has run each year since 2013, building science communication skills and placing African Science on a global platform. Visit www.britishcouncil.org/famelab

To arrange training please contact us: http://jivemedia.co.za/contact-us/

Current and past clients include:

  • Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology (CIB), Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) – 2016
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) – 2015
  • MINTEK – 2016
  • Nanotech Public Engagement Programme
  • National Centre for Nano-structured Materials at the CSIR
  • South African National Space Agency (SANSA) – 2014, 2015
  • Square Kilometre Array – 2016
  • Tshwane University of Technology – 2016
  • University of Fort Hare – 2016
  • University of the Free State – 2014
  • University of Limpopo – 2014, 2015, 2016
  • University of South Africa (UNISA) – 2014, 2015, 2016
  • University of the Western Cape – 2016

CSIR: “I like the trainer’s style of training. He was very relaxed; he kept the session informal and made everyone feel comfortable; he was interactive; ensured that everybody’s expectations were met; that all doubts were cleared; and that the appropriate advice was given to those who requested it.”

CSIR: “The presenters knew their audience and I was impressed.”

HSRC: “It was helpful to think about and frame our research using a new, interactive approach that targets different audiences.”

HSRC: “The course was extremely useful and well presented. I will try to incorporate these methods into my work.”

HSRC: “I found the course very interesting. It made me think of communicating my research in new and different ways.”