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The 14th Public Communication of Science and Technology conference will be held in Istanbul from the 26th-the 28th of April. Robert Inglis, director of Jive Media Africa, heads to the annual event where leaders in science communication gather to network and develop strategies to further the goal of getting the public to engage with science […]

Jive Media Africa HipHop

SAMA award winning Hip Hop artist iFani jetted in to KZN to collaborate with star scientists and learners from Edendale Technical High School to kick off Hip Hop Science Spaza 2015.   Learners, who had been preparing and practicing their songs on light, met up with leading SA scientists from the CSIR National Laser Centre […]

Hip Hop Health: Research, Rhyme, and Rhythm for Healthy Communities is a collaboration between members of Science Spaza science clubs, popular music artists and health researchers to address health challenges facing South African communities. The project’s purpose is to enable young people to engage with health research, and in this project specifically research around water […]

FameLab South Africa has a winner! Stevie Biffen from the University of Cape Town will represent South Africa in the UK in June. Biffen, a Masters student from the University of Cape Town was one of 16 young scientists who arrived in Grahamstown in March 2015 to hone their communication skills and share their science […]

It’s all over – and FameLab SA 2015 has a winner. Stevie Biffen from the University of Cape Town will be attending the International FameLab final in the UK in June and Talking Science for South Africa.

Runners-up were Natasha Botha from the CSIR and Edgar Phukubje from the University of Limpopo.

The final was streamed live to Youtube and can be found at https://youtu.be/7FuMuPwkz1I

Thanks to SAASTA, the British Council in South Africa, the British High Commission, the Mail&Guardian, Scifest Africa, SANSA, CSIR, UNISA and all our other partners and sponsors.

Congratulations to all the FameLab 2015 participants – you made us proud of South African science!

Click here to view the gallery of photographs.

Photograph: Dr Jabu Nukeri, MD of the South Africa Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) -extreme left – and Colm McGivern, Country Director of the British Council in South Africa – extreme right – congratulate the winners of FameLab South Africa 2015: Stevie Biffen from the University of Cape Town (centre), Natasha Botha from the CSIR – left and Edgar Phukubje from the University of Limpopo – right

#FameLabSA #TalkingScience

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We are excited to announce that the FameLab South Africa 2015 regional heats have come to an end and we are now heading to the semi-finals and finals at SciFest Africa, in Grahamstown. The SAASTA sponsored heats were held at the University of Limpopo, SAIAB in Grahamstown and at the Cape Town Science Centre. There were additional heats hosted by UNISA and CSIR in Pretoria, and by SANSA (South African National Space Agency) in Pretoria and Hermanus. Agent Zee (www.agentzee.org) also hosted a heat which was held at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus.

Young and brave scientists were all determined to entertain and excite with their science.

We are grateful to all our sponsors and judges for all the support they gave to make sure that FameLab SA 2015 was bigger and better.

Masterclass trainings take place on the 17th and 18h of March.  The semi-finals will be held on the 19th with the finals on the 20th of March 2015.

To see the gallery of photographs of the finalists, please click here.

Our regional finalists are:

SAASTA sponsored heats:

Limpopo: Tshegofatjo Bridget Marindi (University of Limpopo) and Edgar Matome Phukubje (University of Limpopo)
Eastern Cape: Yonela Mkono (University of Fort Hare)
Western Cape: Brent Harrison (University of Cape Town) and Stevie Biffen (University of Cape Town)

Additional sponsored heats:

UNISA: Bibi Choonara (University of Witwatersrand), Itani Given Madiba (iThemba Labs), Karmini Murugan (University of Witwatersrand), Maropeng Nemutanzhela (UNISA), Kishen Mahesh (University of Pretoria)
SANSA: Oupa Malahlela and Electdom Matandirotya
CSIR: Natasha Botha and Thembsile Mahlangu
Agent Zee, KwaZulu-Natal: Thrineshen Moodley (University of KwaZulu Natal, Westville) and Adwoa Awuah ( University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg)

#FameLabSA #TalkingScience

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FameLab® is an initiative of the Cheltenham Festivals. The British Council, NRF SAASTA and Jive Media Africa are partners in delivering the international FameLab® competition in South Africa. © Copyright Cheltenham Festivals Ltd. For more information on FameLab® visit: http://famelab.org – See more at: https://jivemedia.co.za/featured/famelab-2015-is-here/#sthash.frOmF8f5.dpuf

CAPTION FOR PHOTOGRAPH: UNISA sponsored heat (Pretoria)
Top row – judges: Dr Angelo Fynn, Dr Henry Throop, Mthuthuzeli Zamxaka, Dr Manjusha Sunil
Bottom row – Bibi Choonara (University of Witwatersrand), Itani Given Madiba (iThemba Labs), Karmini Murugan (University of Witwatersrand), Maropeng Nemutanzhela (UNISA), Kishen Mahesh (University of Pretoria)

Closing the gap between science and society…

Jive Media Africa has been privileged to be running science communication training sessions around the country. It has been a creative and rewarding experience to see the shifts that take place. From writing for popular audiences to public speaking and even extending to other creative approaches, Jive Media Africa is sought after to help scientists and science organisations get creative about engaging public audiences.

Current and recent training work has included:

The CSIR (the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research). In partnership with Proof Communications, Jive Media Africa completed a series of science communication and media training workshops around the country for the CSIR. It’s been an exciting time working with scientists at the cutting edge of their disciplines – helping them navigate the stormy sea between their science and the world out there.

University of Pretoria – Hands on Science Communication Workshop for Early Career Academics – at the invitation of Marina Joubert (Southern Science) Robert Inglis has assisted with an innovative University of Pretoria programme to get early career researchers thinking about how to communicate their science to public audiences. There will be a follow-up in August when the researchers do a trial run of their science communication ideas.

Nanothechnology Public Engagement Programme – Rhodes University. Robert Inglis and Prof. Janice Limson conducted training with young nanotechnologists from Rhodes University about writing for popular audiences. Prof. Harry Dugmore from the Rhodes Journalism school gave insight from a Journalism perspective while Robert and Janice gave input from their experiences as science communicators.

FameLab – around the country for the FameLab 2014 project, alongside SAASTA’s Daryl Illbury and at the FameLab 2014 Finalists’ Masterclasses, alongside international trainer Malcolm Love. Working with great South African researchers doing great South African science!

For more information on our science communication training workshops please call Robert Inglis or email us.

 

JiveWeb2014-NanoTraining

What are your options as a young scientist in South Africa? GET – SET – GO is an exciting and accessible guide to Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) careers and opportunities. Jive Media Africa is proud to have worked with the South Africa Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) to complete the design and […]

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…

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Jive Media Africa

The 14th Public Communication of Science and Technology conference will be held in Istanbul from the 26th-the 28th of April. Robert Inglis, director of Jive Media Africa, heads to the annual event where leaders in science communication gather to network and develop strategies to further the goal of getting the public to engage with science […]

Jive Media Africa HipHop

SAMA award winning Hip Hop artist iFani jetted in to KZN to collaborate with star scientists and learners from Edendale Technical High School to kick off Hip Hop Science Spaza 2015.   Learners, who had been preparing and practicing their songs on light, met up with leading SA scientists from the CSIR National Laser Centre […]

Hip Hop Health: Research, Rhyme, and Rhythm for Healthy Communities is a collaboration between members of Science Spaza science clubs, popular music artists and health researchers to address health challenges facing South African communities. The project’s purpose is to enable young people to engage with health research, and in this project specifically research around water […]

FameLab South Africa has a winner! Stevie Biffen from the University of Cape Town will represent South Africa in the UK in June. Biffen, a Masters student from the University of Cape Town was one of 16 young scientists who arrived in Grahamstown in March 2015 to hone their communication skills and share their science […]

It’s all over – and FameLab SA 2015 has a winner. Stevie Biffen from the University of Cape Town will be attending the International FameLab final in the UK in June and Talking Science for South Africa.

Runners-up were Natasha Botha from the CSIR and Edgar Phukubje from the University of Limpopo.

The final was streamed live to Youtube and can be found at https://youtu.be/7FuMuPwkz1I

Thanks to SAASTA, the British Council in South Africa, the British High Commission, the Mail&Guardian, Scifest Africa, SANSA, CSIR, UNISA and all our other partners and sponsors.

Congratulations to all the FameLab 2015 participants – you made us proud of South African science!

Click here to view the gallery of photographs.

Photograph: Dr Jabu Nukeri, MD of the South Africa Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) -extreme left – and Colm McGivern, Country Director of the British Council in South Africa – extreme right – congratulate the winners of FameLab South Africa 2015: Stevie Biffen from the University of Cape Town (centre), Natasha Botha from the CSIR – left and Edgar Phukubje from the University of Limpopo – right

#FameLabSA #TalkingScience

dp1279_FameLab_2015_pullup_banner_thanks_R1

We are excited to announce that the FameLab South Africa 2015 regional heats have come to an end and we are now heading to the semi-finals and finals at SciFest Africa, in Grahamstown. The SAASTA sponsored heats were held at the University of Limpopo, SAIAB in Grahamstown and at the Cape Town Science Centre. There were additional heats hosted by UNISA and CSIR in Pretoria, and by SANSA (South African National Space Agency) in Pretoria and Hermanus. Agent Zee (www.agentzee.org) also hosted a heat which was held at the University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg campus.

Young and brave scientists were all determined to entertain and excite with their science.

We are grateful to all our sponsors and judges for all the support they gave to make sure that FameLab SA 2015 was bigger and better.

Masterclass trainings take place on the 17th and 18h of March.  The semi-finals will be held on the 19th with the finals on the 20th of March 2015.

To see the gallery of photographs of the finalists, please click here.

Our regional finalists are:

SAASTA sponsored heats:

Limpopo: Tshegofatjo Bridget Marindi (University of Limpopo) and Edgar Matome Phukubje (University of Limpopo)
Eastern Cape: Yonela Mkono (University of Fort Hare)
Western Cape: Brent Harrison (University of Cape Town) and Stevie Biffen (University of Cape Town)

Additional sponsored heats:

UNISA: Bibi Choonara (University of Witwatersrand), Itani Given Madiba (iThemba Labs), Karmini Murugan (University of Witwatersrand), Maropeng Nemutanzhela (UNISA), Kishen Mahesh (University of Pretoria)
SANSA: Oupa Malahlela and Electdom Matandirotya
CSIR: Natasha Botha and Thembsile Mahlangu
Agent Zee, KwaZulu-Natal: Thrineshen Moodley (University of KwaZulu Natal, Westville) and Adwoa Awuah ( University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg)

#FameLabSA #TalkingScience

dp1279_FameLab_2015_pullup_banner_thanks_R1

FameLab® is an initiative of the Cheltenham Festivals. The British Council, NRF SAASTA and Jive Media Africa are partners in delivering the international FameLab® competition in South Africa. © Copyright Cheltenham Festivals Ltd. For more information on FameLab® visit: http://famelab.org – See more at: https://jivemedia.co.za/featured/famelab-2015-is-here/#sthash.frOmF8f5.dpuf

CAPTION FOR PHOTOGRAPH: UNISA sponsored heat (Pretoria)
Top row – judges: Dr Angelo Fynn, Dr Henry Throop, Mthuthuzeli Zamxaka, Dr Manjusha Sunil
Bottom row – Bibi Choonara (University of Witwatersrand), Itani Given Madiba (iThemba Labs), Karmini Murugan (University of Witwatersrand), Maropeng Nemutanzhela (UNISA), Kishen Mahesh (University of Pretoria)

Closing the gap between science and society…

Jive Media Africa has been privileged to be running science communication training sessions around the country. It has been a creative and rewarding experience to see the shifts that take place. From writing for popular audiences to public speaking and even extending to other creative approaches, Jive Media Africa is sought after to help scientists and science organisations get creative about engaging public audiences.

Current and recent training work has included:

The CSIR (the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research). In partnership with Proof Communications, Jive Media Africa completed a series of science communication and media training workshops around the country for the CSIR. It’s been an exciting time working with scientists at the cutting edge of their disciplines – helping them navigate the stormy sea between their science and the world out there.

University of Pretoria – Hands on Science Communication Workshop for Early Career Academics – at the invitation of Marina Joubert (Southern Science) Robert Inglis has assisted with an innovative University of Pretoria programme to get early career researchers thinking about how to communicate their science to public audiences. There will be a follow-up in August when the researchers do a trial run of their science communication ideas.

Nanothechnology Public Engagement Programme – Rhodes University. Robert Inglis and Prof. Janice Limson conducted training with young nanotechnologists from Rhodes University about writing for popular audiences. Prof. Harry Dugmore from the Rhodes Journalism school gave insight from a Journalism perspective while Robert and Janice gave input from their experiences as science communicators.

FameLab – around the country for the FameLab 2014 project, alongside SAASTA’s Daryl Illbury and at the FameLab 2014 Finalists’ Masterclasses, alongside international trainer Malcolm Love. Working with great South African researchers doing great South African science!

For more information on our science communication training workshops please call Robert Inglis or email us.

 

JiveWeb2014-NanoTraining

What are your options as a young scientist in South Africa? GET – SET – GO is an exciting and accessible guide to Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) careers and opportunities. Jive Media Africa is proud to have worked with the South Africa Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) to complete the design and […]

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…