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Day 21 - The Shape of the Nation

Welcome to the last day of our Bust the Boredom lockdown special newsletter! But never fear because Bust the Boredom isn’t gone — we’re just taking a small break. In the meantime, you can check out our website and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more cool content! Follow us and subscribe to Supernova to receive more articles, activities and downloads! Read on to find out just what makes South Africa so special.

Article 1: Shaping a Nation


Imagine a South Africa without pap and wors. Now imagine that there was no sound of vuvuzelas at a soccer match, no babotie, no brightly-coloured Ndebele traditional houses to admire, no rolling vineyards...

We’ve often heard South Africa being referred to as the Rainbow Nation. It’s because we’re a country of so many different cultures.
Each group of people arrived in SA at different times in history and for very different reasons.

Each unique culture, in turn, influenced and shaped our country in its own way. Let’s not focus on the bad, but on the good influences we all get to share. That’s special! Without one or more of these cultures, SA would be a very, very different country! Download the article for more.

This article first appeared in Supernova Volume 6.6
Words by Andrea Vermaak – Illustrations by Pinar Lombaard

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Article 2: South African UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Our country is full of rich and diverse cultural, historical and natural elements. There are many wonderful places you can visit. You don’t just have to go overseas to experience the magic of new places.

Eight great places in South Africa were awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) recognises places of natural or cultural significance worldwide. Download the full article here.

This article first appeared in Supernova Volume 6.2
Words by Caitlin Brown

Puzzles: Hidden Objects

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Yesterday's Riddle

Did you guess correctly?

What has six faces, but does not wear makeup, has twenty-one eyes, but cannot see?

The answer is... a dice!


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Recap: Bust the Boredom So Far

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Let’s look back on what we’ve done so far. Click on the links to go to that day’s activities and articles.
Day 1 – Welcome!
Day 2 - Make a Time Capsule
Day 3 – Our Place in the Universe + Make a Serval Mask
Day 4 – The Colour Blue
Day 5 – Make a Doggy Treat + African Wild Dogs
Day 6 – The Mimic Octopus + Make Invisible Ink
Day 7 – Handy Hedgehog Pencil Holder + Southern African Hedgehog
Day 8 – Master Low Light Photography + Light and Colour
Day 9 – Emoji Phrases
Day 10 – Penguins
Day 11 - All Things Yellow
Day 12 - Trotting Along with Horses 
Day 13 - The History of Video Games
Day 14 - Fascinating Moon Phases
Day 15 - The History of Board Games
Day 16 - Movies Through the Ages
Day 17 - Chocolate!
Day 18 - Saying I Love You, the Zulu Way
Day 19 - Travelling Turtles
Day 20 - Pangolins!

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