News – Media Releases

A sneak peek into the treasures of the Bernard Price Institute – fossil display at Maropeng

Maropeng is teaming up with the Bernard Price Institute (BPI) of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) to give you a sneak peek into their treasure chest of original fossils. Come and meet some familiar friends – and some new ones.

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MAROPENG HELPS CHILDREN REACH FOR THEIR DREAMS

Eight children and four adults from Reach For A Dream enjoyed a special day at Maropeng on 26 June, when they paid a visit to the Cradle of Humankind.

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Maropeng brings World Population issues to the fore

In recognition of World Population Day, celebrated on 11 July, Maropeng is reaching out to South African citizens to address the issues of overpopulation and its effect on the planet.

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Maropeng mourns death of palaeoanthropology legend Prof Phillip Tobias

It is with deep sadness that the Maropeng Visitor Centre expresses its condolences at the passing of the highly-esteemed South African palaeoanthropologist, Professor Phillip Tobias, who died on Thursday, June 7, 2012.

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MAROPENG - MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR LEARNERS AT MALONEY’S EYE

Grade R and Grade 1 learners at Maloney’s Eye Primary School in the Cradle of Humankind were thrilled to receive knitted beanies from two kind community members. These two women learned of the plight of many of the Maloney’s Eye learners from a friend who works at Maropeng.

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MAROPENG PLANTS WILD OLIVE TREE FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

To symbolise its active role in conserving the environment, and to commemorate World Environment Day, Maropeng planted a Wild Olive tree behind its Tumulus building.

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Future Ed Expo

Visit the Maropeng stand (F13) to find out what learners can experience first hand at Maropeng’s Visitor Centre. Information on all school tour packages, Matric farewell packages and Hominid House, Maropeng’s learner accommodation, will be available. Maropeng’s Teachers Resource Pack can be obtained free at the stand.

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PINEGROVE SCHOOL VISITS MAROPENG

The Grade 7 Pinegrove learners were recently ‘edutained’ on a day’s visit to the Cradle of Humankind, courtesy of the Cradle Education Trust which funds visits through the Maropeng Educational Programme.

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CRADLE OF HUMANKIND PLAYS HOST TO THE HONDA MOUNTAIN TROPHY 2012

The Cradle of Humankind hosted mountain-biking enthusiasts on the weekend of April 28 for the Honda Mountain Trophy 2012.

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MAROPENG UP-SKILLS SEVEN TOUR GUIDES

Maropeng, the official visitor’s centre to the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, recently up-skilled seven of its tour guides, adding to its already 13 strong contingent that have attained a formal tour guide qualification.

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