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.
We are bringing you exciting news…FameLab SA 2014 is around the corner. If you are studying or working in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics, have a passion for what you do and are between the ages of 21 and 35 then FameLab is for you.
FameLab is an international talking science competition running in over 23 countries around the world. Participants have three minutes to engage the attention of a public audience.
By entering the competition you can improve your profile as a scientist and meet other scientists from all disciplines in one fun event. You also stand a chance to win an amazing cash prize and get international science communication training from some of the world’s best science communicators.
FameLab made its debut in South Africa for the first time in 2013 and we anticipate an even bigger and better competition in 2014.
FameLab gives you the opportunity to contribute to your community by becoming a role model in science.
There’s a heat available near you!
1 Feb 2014 – Durban, UKZN Science Centre
6 Feb 2014 – University of Limpopo, Limpopo Science Centre
8 Feb 2014 – Johannesburg, Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
13 Feb 2014 – Mafikeng, North West University Science Centre
15 Feb 2014 – Bloemfontein, National Museum
22 Feb 2014 – Cape Town, Cape Town Science Centre
1 March 2014 – Eastern Cape, Uitenhage Science Centre
The winner wins a chance to compete against the worlds best from more than 23 countries at the FameLab final in the UK in June 2014.
We look forward to the excitement FameLab 2014 will bring.
See you there!
Watch this space for registration details…
Jive Media Africa has produced
4 x 8 page comic books for SKA (Square Kilometre Array) and MeerKAT (the Karoo Array Telescope). An inquisitive school girl Hannah and the young astronomer Naledi are two key characters in colourful comic books developed to engage the public in the story of the SKA and MeerKAT. A real meerkat also features prominently, along with an adorable bat-eared fox – both animals found in the Karoo.
The stories are set in and around a small rural town in the Karoo and help readers to understand how radio astronomy works and why the pathfinder telescope – and possibly later the SKA – will be built in the Karoo.
Download the Collector’s Edition which includes all three episodes or each episode individually.
A six banner display for MeerKAT/ SKA (for science centres, etc.)
An extract from an email received from Charles Phillips appears below:
Hi Marina –
This is just to say how thrilled we are to receive the fantastic set of six
SKA banners recently, and to confirm that these are now proudly hung near
our Space Zone along with all our space and astronomy displays which include
a large SALT model, Mark Shuttleworth’s space suit and a replica of his
Soyuz capsule, interactive Mars Rover plus some actual space debris that
landed in W/Cape some years ago etc etc!
Kind regards –
Charles Phillips – Exhibition Manager
MTN Sciencentre, Cape Town
Jive Media Africa is thrilled with the SKA bid outcome where South Africa will, together with it’s eight partner countries across Africa, host the majority of the SKA. What a win for science in the Southern Hemisphere! Jive Media Africa is proud to have been part of this epic journey… Read our Mission MeerKAT comic series here, as well as our many other astronomy materials.
Jive Media Africa designed and implemented a ground-breaking communication campaign for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in association with the National Dept of Social Development (DSD).
The Everyday Heroes Comic Book Campaign highlights the role of communities in supporting victims of crime and violence.
There are six comic books in the series: Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Sexual Abuse, Human Trafficking, Abuse of Older Persons and Abuse of People with Disabilities.
These comics have been translated into six South Africa languages.
The contract also involved developing a website, animatics, a distribution strategy, as well as carrying out a pilot project and M&E.
As the world becomes ever more inter-connected, Social Media creates exciting opportunities to reach audiences in new ways. Jive Media Africa is proud to present Agent Zee, a student in science who’s far from ordinary.
Agent Zee knows her true potential as an African woman and uses a range of social media platforms to engage fellow students with information, insights and inspiration with which to navigate the world of science and technology in Africa.
Internationally and in South Africa, women remain under-represented in the sciences. Addressing this, and the many challenges faced by African women in science, is crucial to bring science and society closer together. Agent Zee talks to young scientists exposing them to opportunities, information and role models – inspiration for the next generation of African science leaders.
Agent Zee sends out a weekly newsletter to over 750 tertiary students countrywide.
A mobile open-source exhibition for the International Year of Astronomy!
Downloadable 10m banner for you to print and exhibit (Client: SAASTA)
Making the universe everyone’s to explore.
We’re bringing the universe closer to ordinary South Africans. Jive Media has produced a 10m long banner with the stunning images from deep space that are usually only available to those with internet access. It has been printed across the country and is hanging in various locations such as the Zoo in Pretoria, Science Centres, etc.
This banner showcases space to the general public. Large, high resolution images of near and deep space will showcase phenomenon such as nebulae, supernovas, globular clusters and galaxies, in all their brilliance. Images of our sun, earth and moon as many have never seen them before, as well as the planets in our solar system, are also showcased.