What a week it has been for Science Spaza, a Jive Media Africa initiative!!
National Science Week kicked off with a great launch at the Royal Show Grounds (Pietermaritzburg). High schools and educators from the uMgungundlovu District Municipality were present including Qoqisizwe High School, Masijabule High School, Mazwendoda Senior Secondary, Bhekiximba High School, Umthonqotho Comprehensive High School and Gobindlovu High School. Science Spaza reached out to approximately 400 learners in what was a truly fulfilling experience for all parties involved: the learners, educators and the Science Spaza team. Everyone enjoyed hands-on activities on Paleontology, Astronomy, Traditional Knowledge, SA Invention, Marine Biosciences and Working Together for Water. The day would not have been complete without the distinguished guest speakers, Mr Shadrack Mkansi of SAASTA, Mr Irshad Motala of the KZN Department of Education, Prof Albert Modi of UKZN and Mr Robert Inglis who both directors of Jive Media Africa. In addition, the Master of Ceremonies Mr Ntokozo Shezi of FameLab 2013 inspired and enthralled the audience. Thank you to our sponsors, namely: The Department of Science & Technology and National Research Foundation/South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement.