Jive Media Africa is excited to be producing NanoNews, with Prof Janice Limson at Rhodes University. The project, initiated by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) includes 12 monthly eNewsletters, 4 quarterly newsletters and a series of three “science – writing” training workshops in which scientists are being supported to write articles for the public.

Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter at the nanoscale, i.e. so small that it is measured in nanometres (one billionth of a metre), to create new materials with new properties.

The NPEP NanoNews project aims to bring together scientists and the public to create awareness and engagement with nanotechnology. It profiles the latest nanotechnology research and developments; the various equipment and facilities at work in the country and highlights potential career opportunities in this field.

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Jive Media Africa has been awarded a grant to conceptualize and develop a NANO facility tour at MINTEK and the University of free State (Solid State Lighting and Advancement Materials).

Jive Media Africa developed the National Centre for Nanostructured Materials facility tour at CSIR in 2011 in partnership with DST/CSIR centre. The CSIR tour was developed to create awareness of Nanotechnology by providing students, educators, the media, industry as well as the general public with the opportunity to visit the facilities and learn more about the science and resources available. This tour was featured as one of the NRF/SAASTA Science Advancement Highlights in 2011/12.

Read the invitation for more insight into the tour:
The Nanotechnology Public Engagement Programme (NPEP) in conjunction with the CSIR invited students, policy makers, industry representatives, scientists/applied researchers, science communication practitioners and the general public, to a one day Nanotechnology Facility Tour.

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Jive Media Africa has just completed a series of student writing paper posters with accompanying educator and learner guides for PEN (Public engagement with Nanotechnology) through SAASTA/ NRF.


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Tel: +27 (033) 342 9380/2
Email: info@jivemedia.co.za
Address: P.O. Box 22016, Mayor’s Walk, 3208

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