News – Media Releases

Skeletons in the closet: Maropeng Murder Mystery

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.

Read more

FW de Klerk – another step on a never-ending journey

  • August 04, 2014 | Issued by the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site Management Authority | Category: Media Releases

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.

Read more

Wits hosts biggest gathering of Southern African fossil hunters

The biggest gathering of professional and amateur palaeontologists in Southern Africa will take place this coming weekend (11-14 July 2014) at Wits University, when the Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa (PSSA) converges for its 18th Biennial Conference.

Read more

Save the date: the Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa’s 2014 biennial meeting

The Evolutionary Studies Institute (ESI) at Wits University is proud to be the host of the 2014 biennial meeting of the Palaeontological Society of Southern Africa, taking place from 11 to 14 July 2014.

Read more

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 Monaghan Montessori School enthralled as they recently toured Maropeng’s Visitor Centre.

Read more

Maropeng named Best Tourism Establishment – again!

Maropeng received four gold awards and a silver at the seventh West Rand Tourism Awards, held on Friday 20 June 2014.

Read more

Donate blood, save a life

In honour of National Blood Month Maropeng, in association with the South African National Blood Service (SANBS), will hold a blood drive on Friday, 20 June from 10am to 3pm.

Read more

Why Homo sapiens fathers deserve Father’s Day

There is no doubt that there are aspects about humans that make us special in the animal kingdom – our fathers are one of these.

Read more

Epic brandy pairing lunch for Father’s Day

The Maropeng Hotel is hosting a delicious five-course brandy pairing lunch on Father’s Day, 15 June.

Read more

Why to recycle glass this World Environment Day – and every other day

The environment has supported early hominids, their descendants and now us for about eight million years. World Environment Day is on 5 June, and it is a time to remember that if we want the Earth to keep supporting us, we need to support it, too.

Read more