Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Great new book to inspire champions

by sports psychologist Dr Henning Gericke

Inspiring Champions by Henning Gericke
As the sports psychologist who helped the Springbok Rugby team claim the title of World Champions in 2007 and mentally prepare Olympic Champion Cameron van der Burgh to achieve his life-long dream, Dr Henning Gericke has a wealth of insight into the mind of the champion.

In this book, Gericke brings together years of experience in working with champions, helping them to develop their dreams, empowering them with the mental skills, resilience and composure to achieve them, as well as instilling the winning habits which are crucial to the champion mindset.

Each of the 41 chapters discusses a crucial aspect of the champion’s journey effectively, blending principles of psychology, Eastern philosophy, inspiring anecdotes and powerful quotations. 

After each chapter, Gericke draws on his impressive repertoire of South African champions, and famous sports stars and coaches to share their personal ‘Green and Gold Stories’ and add muster to his teachings.

The book includes stories by:
Cameron van der Burgh, Os du Randt, Bob Skinstad, JP Duminy, Francois Pienaar, Breyten Paulse, Graeme Smith, John Smit, Pierre Spies, Leon Schuster, Bismarck du Plessis, Schalk Burger, AB de Villiers, Jacques Botes, Rassie Erasmus, Zola Budd, Dale Steyn, Ryk Neethling, Ernie Els, Jacques Kallis, Dan Skinstad, Jean de Villiers, and
Bryan Habana.

At the end of each theme, Gericke challenges the reader to ‘Reflect and Act’. Each chapter is summarised into five points which can be applied in one’s everyday life. 

This book will inspire and leave the reader empowered. It is a must-read for all aspiring champions and their mentors, from sports enthusiasts of all ages and their coaches, to ambitious professionals and their leaders.

About the author
Dr Henning Gericke is a South African sports psychologist and motivational speaker. He
has a doctorate in clinical psychology and over 17 years of experience in private
practice and counselling sport and business teams.

Highlights of his career include:
2004 – 2007: Springbok Rugby Team: Rugby World Cup champions, Player, Coach and     
  Team of the Year.
2008: Sharks Rugby Team: Currie Cup Winners
2010: Working with Bafana players at training camps in preparation for FIFA World Cup     2010
2012: Working with the South African Olympics Swimming Team 2012
2014: up-coming work with the Stormers

A keen athlete himself, he has personal experience in both the highs and lows of competition, and knows what it takes to break the mental barriers which inhibit us
from succeeding. Gericke lives with his family in Pretoria.

We are all in the business to inspire others. If you have to read one book that will uplift you – this is the one!”
Ashwin Willemse
Springbok rugby player and TV sports presenter

This book is of great help, not only to coach my athletes’ bodies, but even more
importantly their hearts and heads – what Henning calls the stuff of champions. Every
aspiring champion needs to read this!”
Ilze Wicksell
Coach and Springbok athlete

Henning has an ability to motivate a team through his understanding of team dynamics, situations, environments, and opposition strengths and weaknesses. I’m sure his book will assist all who read it in achieving success.”
Jake White
Springbok Coach (2004 - 2007)

To order
Order online at or email
Retail price: R200 + postage (R18.60 single copy, R40 five copies)

Publishing information
Published by BK Publishing

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

BK Publishing at Donate a Book campaign

Donate a Book campaign poster
The Luvuyo Orphanage, in partnership with the CSI group Unbound Connections from the Department of Public Relations and Business Communications at Tshwane University of Technology, launched the Donate a Book campaign on 20 March 2014 at Wonder Park Mall. Both Wonder Park Mall and BK Publishing were sponsors of the campaign. BK Publishing donated copies of Metz and Bop and the Big Library Theft and Supernova, the mag for curious kids for the cause.

The Donate a Book campaign was launched to collect books for orphans to expand their reading capacity. The campaign is one of the few projects planned by Unbound Connections for the year. Unbound Connections also aims to create awareness of Luvuyo Orphanage on a greater platform.

Nomzamo Ndlovu (campaign project manager) and Waldo Swart (graphic designer at BK Publishing)
pose with the donation boxes and copies of Supernova, the mag for curious kids

Donated books and magazines

You can donate a book too! 
The campaign will run for six months until 28 August 2014. Boxes have been placed at three different shops at Wonder Park Mall to collect books. The following types of English books are needed: fiction, non-fiction, adventure, children's books and motivational books.

Written by Andrea Vermaak

Monday, 10 March 2014

Dinosaurs to take over Jo'burg and Cape Town

Days of the Dinosaur

Johannesburg: 20 June – 20 July 2014 (4 weeks only)

Cape Town: 31 July - 20 August 2014 (3 weeks only)

Johannesburg: Sandton International Convention Centre

Cape Town: CTICC

Available from Computicket:
Adults R140 a person
Kids (0–18 years) R95 a child
Family of four R395 a family
School groups (>20) R85 a person (weekdays and pre-bookings only)

Imagine really walking amongst dinosaurs – moving, roaring, life-size dinosaurs. For the first time since real dinosaurs roamed the planet, South Africans will be able to experience their true splendour at Days of the Dinosaur. The exhibition will be held at the Sandton International Convention Centre from 20 June to 20 July, and the CTICC from 2 to 21 August 2014.

This internationally-renowned exhibition truly brings education and entertainment together with scientifically-accurate dinosaur exhibits made possible by some of the most advanced animatronics in the world.

Days of the Dinosaur will undoubtedly be enjoyed by the whole family, during an experience designed to be educational, interesting and fun all at once. Having travelled as far as Buenos Aires, Israel, Paris and Barcelona, this famous exhibition now brings its more than 45 life-size dinosaurs and two skeletons to create a memorable experience for South African families.

Other attractions at the exhibition include a 3D cinema, excavation zone, Dino Ride for youngsters, and large interactive area for kids.

Don’t miss out on this unique experience that will enthral visitors’ imaginations. Group ticket options include the School Groups package (only available as pre-bookings for weekdays) at R85 per learner for groups larger than 20, and the Family of Four package, at R395 per family. Individual tickets are also available. All ticket options can be booked through Computicket.

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Press release by Corporate Image