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...
Centre of Excellence (CoE) Human Development

Centre of Excellence (CoE) Human Develop...

Jive Media Africa was privileged to support the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Human Development with its science engagement activities at the CoE Directors’ Forum which took place on the 25th and 26th of August 2016 at the Howard College Campus in Durban. The Centres of Excellence programme is an initiative of the National Research Foundation and the Department of Science and Technology that takes place annually. Jive supports CoEHuman, the first of the CoE’s with a focus on Social Sciences, with science communication services. These range from communication...
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...
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...
Join Agent Zee for live Twitter interviews!

Join Agent Zee for live Twitter intervie...

Live Twitter interviews! @agentzee JOIN Agent Zee as she has an up close and personal chat with some of the awesome FameLabSA semi-finalists, who also happen to be WOMEN in Science!! Join Zee live on twitter to chat to: 19 April: Margaret Siyawamwaya at 15:00 20 April: Nthabiseng Mokoena at 12:30 21 April: Tashnica Sylvester at 15:00 22 April: Savannah Nuwagaba at 10:00 First up we have Margaret Siyawamwaya who is currently doing a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences at WITS University. Tomorrow we have Nthabiseng Mokoena who is from the CSIR at the Biometrics unit at...