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CRADLE OF HUMANKIND WORLD HERITAGE SITE

CRADLE OF HUMANKIND WORLD HERITAGE SITE: The site lies mainly in the Gauteng Province with a small extension into the neighbouring North West Province.

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MAGALIES INFORMER MAILER

There are various events coming up in the month of October. Here is what Maropeng has to offer:

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Kids take a trip back in time at Maropeng’s Visitor Centre

Prehistoric humans, fossils and a glimpse of Earth thousands of years ago kept the learners of St. Anne`s High School enthralled as they recently toured Maropeng’s Visitor Centre.

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The origins of humankind

Looking for a holiday destination that will be enjoyed by you, your friends and your family? A quick 45 minute drive from the busy city life of Johannesburg or Pretoria will lead you to Maropeng, a home for all humankind.

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STERKFONTEIN VALLEY

STERKFONTEIN VALLEY: consists of around 40 different fossil sites, 13 of which have been excavated. This is ongoing and can be visited.

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MAROPENG ADOPTS “WASTE-NOT-WANT-NOT” PHILOSOPHY

While modern society and its activities continue to dramatically increase concentrations of key greenhouse gases exacerbating climate change, water scarcity affects every continent and more than 40% of the people on our planet. Recent figures released by the United Nations for World Water Day 2012 in March indicated that by 2025, 1,8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world’s population could be living under water stressed conditions.

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Digging to uncover the past

Popularised by Hollywood characters like Indian Jones, most people have the wrong impression of what an archaeologist’s day consists of and how much hard work goes into piecing humankind’s history together.

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MAROPENG ADOPTS ‘WASTE-NOT-WANT-NOT’ PHILOSOPHY

While countries and governments around the world continue to encourage populations to prioritise sustainability, Maropeng, the official visitor’s centre to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, is showing schools and learners what they need to consider when taking responsibility for their own ecological footprints.

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MAROPENG OFFERS LOCALS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE OUR COMMON HERITAGE

September is Heritage Month, and what better way of celebrating our common heritage than taking a trip back in time at Maropeng, the official visitor’s centre for the historic Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

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New Maropeng Resource packs up for grabs

Maropeng has just released its 2013 Resource pack and it’s filled with exciting new lessons for learners of all ages.

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