Thursday, 28 February 2013

Win a 'Ben 10: Omniverse' vol. 1 DVD set!


Win one of five Ben 10: Omniverse volume 1 DVD sets! 

Read the review in Supernova vol. 2.3 and send your name, age and answer to the question below to or sms 082 814 1981.

Question: What is Ben's new partner's name?

Competition closes 31 March 2013. Terms and Conditions apply.

Ben 10: Omniverse vol. 1 DVD set

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Support Hospice!

Hospice advertisement sponsored by Pasiwa in Supernova, volume 2.3

The Supernova team supports Sungardens Hospice in Pretoria. Which Hospice do you support?

Sungardens Hospice contact details:

18 Twig Street
Cnr January Masilela Drive and Lynnwood Road
Lynnwood Glen X3
Tel: +27 (0) 12 348 1934/71
Fax: +27 (0) 12 348 2730

For more information and to find your nearest Hospice, visit:

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Win subscriptions to My Cyberwall!


Win one of five subscriptions to My Cyberwall!

Read the media release posted on 15 January 2013, entitled Have fun while learning and playing on My Cyberwall or read our rave review in the latest issue of Supernova (vol. 2.3). Then send your name, age and answer to the question below to or sms 082 814 1981.

Question: Name one thing that you can do on My Cyberwall.

Competition closes 31 March 2013. Terms and Conditions apply.

My Cyberwall home page.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Super kids with a cause!

Olivia and Carter Ries
Carter (11) and his sister Olivia (10) are two super kids from the USA who started their own non-profit organisation in 2009 called One More Generation (OMG). One of many issues of which they want to raise awareness and educate other super kids like you through their organisation is the plight of endangered species “so they can save them for at least One More Generation... and beyond.”

Carter and Olivia recently launched their Rhino Letter Writing Campaign. You'll know from Supernova volume 1.4, that rhinos are also very close to our hearts! They initially tried to collect over 1000 letters from people all over the world, addressed to President Zuma, asking him to help stop rhino poaching before it's too late. They have already received over 1600 letters and are trying to get over 2000 before 1 April 2013!

Carter and Olivia giving a OMG Rhino Presentation at
Northwood Elementary School, USA

Supernova team members have each sent a letter. Have you? 
to see how you can get involved today!

Friday, 22 February 2013

Supernova volume 2.3: press release

Supernova, the mag for curious kids
volume 2.3

Supernova vol. 2.3 marks a year and half of amazing magazines published for children. We set out to inform and entertain children all over South Africa on a variety of subjects to foster a culture of tolerance towards others, as well as responsibility towards the environment. By achieving this goal, we have thus far only received compliments from our subscribers:

We believe that your publication is of high interest to school librarians in terms of both the magnificently produced paper copy and [your] Internet connectivity.”
Priscilla BeetonTeacher-LibrarianHerschel Girls School - Preparatory

Now it is a highlight each time the new magazine is dropped off at school. We use the magazine extensively for so many things.”
Brigitte Theunissen
Head – Senior Prep
Waterkloof House Preparatory School

I do feel your mag has a place in every 10 - 13 year old's home.”
Marilynn Berrington
Girls' Prep School Librarian
St Stithians Girls' Prep.

We received the 7th issue today! Lisa has been quiet for most of the afternoon and reading Supernova... I’m so glad we are subscribed to it after meeting you guys at Sci-Enza. As an ex-science teacher, the things you publish, lie close to my heart.”
Riekie Kruger
Individual subscriber

Editor Andrea Vermaak states, “I feel that, with each issue thus far, we have reached our goals to cover a wide variety of interesting topics, as well as to inspire children 'to become active and responsible world citizens'. I believe that there are great things to look forward to, regarding the future of Supernova.”

Here is a taste of what you can look forward to in the next issue of Supernova:
  • Busy bees
  • The Republic of Ireland
  • Fascinating phases of the Moon
  • To frack or not to frack?
  • Flower power
  • Wakeboarding

To subscribe:

Tel: +27 12 342 5347

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Note to Editors:
Supernova, the mag for curious kids

Supernova is an educational magazine which is targeted at children between the ages of 9 and 14. Through this bi-monthly publication, BK Publishing aims to make children aware of issues which affect them, their community and the environment, by giving them tools and inspiration to become active and responsible world citizens. The content of the magazine is fun, informative and entertaining and focuses on subjects such as ecology, history, sports, science, world cultures, arts and social issues. The magazine loosely follows and enhances the school curriculum and is used by educators as a class resource. The magazine is hand-illustrated and carefully designed to keep children engaged with the information. 

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Fun Runs

DIARY LISTING: Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Fun Runs

Event: Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Fun Runs
Date: 29 March 2013
Distance: 56m, 300m, 2.1km, 5.6km and 8km
Venue: University of Cape Town rugby fields, Upper Campus, Rondebosch

Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Fun Runs being held on Good Friday 29 March and get into the spirit of the great event.
A number of different distances are on offer to cater for all ages. The first race at 12:30 is the 56m Nappy Dash for kids who are three years and younger (children must be able to walk) and is great fun for the whole family. The Toddlers’ Trot of 300m, taking place at 13:00, is for kids between the ages of four to six years and aimed at instilling a love for running at a young age.
The young, the older and the not so fit can take part in the 2.1km race at 13:30 while the fitter and more adventurous runners/walkers start the 5.6km at 14:00. At 15:00 the 8km race gets underway, offering a perfect warm-up to those running the Half- or the Ultra Marathon on Saturday 30 March.
Manual entries can be done at the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo at the CTICC, Convention Square on 27 and 28 March 2013 between 10:00 – 19:00 or one can enter on the day of the races in the registration tent at UCT from 09:00 onwards. The entry fee for all races is R25.
For more information about the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Fun Runs and related events or to enter online, please visit
Keep updated by joining the Facebook Page at or by following @2OceansMarathon on Twitter.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Love from Supernova!

A special Valentine's Day note from Supernova magazine to all of our readers! 
We LOVE you!

Something special for you to make for your Valentine :-)

Have a LOVEly day!