News – Media Releases

NEW FOSSIL DISPLAY AT MAROPENG PROVIDES INSIGHT INTO WHAT MAKES US HUMAN

A new fossil display, What makes us human: The significance of the Sibudu cave shelter, opens at Maropeng on 2 March. The display shows how early Homo sapiens lived, and explains what fossil remains can tell us about the development of modern behaviour in our early human ancestors.

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CRADLE OF HUMANKIND CRACKS TOP 12 EVOTOURISM™ DESTINATION LIST

Local World Heritage Site, The Cradle of Humankind, has been ranked as one of the Top 12 Evotourism™ destinations in the world, making it the only site in Africa to have made the list.

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MAROPENG APPLAUDES YOUR MATRIC CLASS OF 2011!

Maropeng would like to extend warm congratulations to your Matric class of 2011 and to all the teachers who assisted in paving the road for South Africa’s future leaders.

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MAROPENG IS TACKLING CORPORATE TRAVEL TRENDS HEAD-ON

Most hospitality industry representatives have anticipated the slowdown in corporate travel resulting from the ongoing economic downturn but two other factors are increasingly impacting on corporate travel trends - the move towards going “greener” and the increase in mobile technology usage.

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JANUARY 2012 MAROPENG INFORMATION

From Stargazing to the Sunday Carvery lunch, here are some of the events that will be taking place in the month of January:

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New kitchen on the way for Maloney’s Eye rural school

Work has begun on a new kitchen for Maloney’s Eye Rural Primary School after the official sod turning ceremony took place on 30 November attended by sponsors Maropeng and Dad’s Charity Challenge.

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MAROPENG OFFERS THE COOLEST CLASS OUTINGS FOR 2012

Situated in the historic Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng serves as the official visitor’s centre for this World Heritage Site. Here learners can explore the mysterious nooks and crannies of the Sterkfontein Caves, and discover the wonderful world of our past and future at the interactive Maropeng Visitor Centre, complete with underground boat ride, fun educational displays, real fossils and lots more.

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Hip2B

What could be more exciting for a learner than seeing the display of their ancestors clutching pre-historic weapons or listening to the sad tale of the extinct dodo? The hands-on, multi-sensory approach that Maropeng has taken to teach learners about the history of humankind and other pertinent topics has been highly successful and should be a must on the tour schedule of every school.

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THE MAROPENG VISITOR CENTRE

Upon arrival at Maropeng, the Tumulus Building is mysterious and strange, but in contrast to this first impression, it contains a wealth of knowledge accessible to all.

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Maropeng hosts Broom Colloquium

Maropeng was thrilled to host the Royal Society of South Africa’s Broom Colloquium on Saturday 26 November. The top scientists behind some of the more recent palaeontological discoveries gathered for the day to present papers on a wide range of diverse research issues.

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