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September is Clean-up SA Month which means our focus is once again on staying green, recycling and saving our beautiful planet. Talk about saving the environment often becomes so emotionally charged and the scale of the problem is so enormous… Read more

Cradlestone Mall has become home to Maropeng’s hairy ambassador, Harry the Hominid, for the month of September, highlighting the Cradle’s rich heritage during Heritage Month.

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Join forensic anthropology expert Dr Patrick Randolph-Quinney and Maropeng’s Bone Detective, Brendon Billings, for an evening of murder, mystery and forensic anthropology at Maropeng this August.

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Nobel Peace Laureate and former president FW de Klerk was at Maropeng on 29 July 2014 to imprint his footprint, in celebration of the common ancestry of all people alive today.

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New fossil display - Wits' 90th anniversary

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“Palaeontologists study animal and plant fossils; palaeoanthropologists study prehistoric culture and the anatomy of hominids and the environment in which they lived; archaeologists study material cultural remains (such as artifacts) of ancient peoples; palaeoecologists study ancient climates by analysing plant and fossil remains.”

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