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In this issue: Vol 6.1


Watch a mini interview with Benoit on the process of making the Supernova cover.

We made a boat that puffs along using the power of steam. Watch it go!

Fine artist Minien Hattingh made a beautiful stop-frame animation for the ‘Masterclass’.

Instructions and Articles

Follow these instructions to make your own Serval Mask.

Christine Jordaan went on a ghost tour to do some research about ghosts in South Africa. Read about her outing here.

Prepare your mobile phone for an emergency. Here are instructions on how to set up ICE  (in case of emergency) on your phone.


This issue’s Brain Games probably boggled your brains. Here are the answers.

How did your parents fare in the parents’test? Here are the answers.


The Magazine

Supernova, the mag for curious kids is an educational magazine, targeted at children between the ages of 9 and 14. This bi-monthly publication 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

The content of the magazine is fun, informative and entertaining to inspire a culture of life-long learning. Content includes 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 classroom resource.

The Team

The Details

Editor: Andrea Vermaak

Launched: September 2011

Age-group: 9+

Contents: Educational, entertainment

ISSN: 22241442

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