Five ways to care for our planet this holiday

This time of year is filled with excitement and Harry, Maropeng’s spokeshominid, is excited too about all the ways we can care for our planet over the holiday.

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Cradle

  • December 10, 2015 | Category: News

The festive season approaches and, with it, a much-needed break from our daily routines of home, school, work, shops ... home, rinse, repeat. Why not spend a day experiencing the culinary delights of the Cradle of Humankind?

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Why hominids are responsible for the meat and veg on your dinner plate

  • December 07, 2015 | Category: News

With the festive season upon us, it’s time to take a break from work and turn our thoughts to family gathering and the inevitable reason for many of those gatherings: food.

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Our opening hours this festive season

  • December 03, 2015 | Category: News

Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves are open every day from 9am to 5pm throughout the festive season, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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COP21 launches in France

  • November 30, 2015 | Category: News

On Monday 30 November 2015, the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) began in Le Bourget in Paris, France.

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Ways to inspire and entertain your children these holidays

  • November 26, 2015 | Lethabo-Thabo Royds | Category: News

Here are some fun things to entertain and inspire your children these holidays.

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A quick glimpse inside the new Beasts of the Cradle exhibit

  • November 25, 2015 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

Our new exhibit, Beasts of the Cradle, has been open for about three weeks now, and for those who have yet to visit, here’s a little glimpse inside.

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Lucy makes a Google doodle appearance

  • November 24, 2015 | Category: News

On 24 November 2015, Google paid homage to the discovery of Lucy, the Australopithecus afarensis in its Google doodle.

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Harry’s handy tips for reducing your water footprint

Even though a little rain has fallen of late, water supply levels in the Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni metros continue to be dangerously low. With this in mind, Maropeng’s spokeshominid, Harry the Hominid, wants to encourage you to be water wise and reduce your water footprint.

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Where does the Karoo’s new dinosaur species fit in?

  • November 11, 2015 | Stuart Buchanan | Category: News

This week, the University of Witwatersrand’s (Wits) Origins Centre revealed a possible new species of dinosaur to the public, after piecing together a number of fossil discoveries over the past 20 years.

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