News – Media Releases

Local fossil-finders aren’t keepers

There’s a particular law in the United States that governs the discovery of dinosaur fossils on private land. It’s called “finders keepers”.

The gist of the US legislation is rather interesting. It says that anywhere in America, if you find a dinosaur fossil anywhere on your land, you can do what you like with it because it belongs to you.

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Maropeng is Proudly South African

Maropeng is thrilled to announce that it is officially Proudly South African.

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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 November.

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Lucas Galeboe joins Maropeng team as food and beverage manager

Lucas Galeboe is the newest member to join the Maropeng team.

Lucas was recently appointed Maropeng’s new food and beverage manager.

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Explore the world’s first 3D fossil collection – and print your own

The British Geological Survey has launched the world’s first collection of 3D fossils, named GB3D Type Fossils Online.

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29-million-year-old discovery: Join us for the big reveal

You are cordially invited to attend a public discussion on a major new discovery by a group of South African scientists.

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Harry the Hominid’s tips for greening the workplace

Harry the Hominid, Maropeng’s spokeshominid, says its high time we started transforming our offices, and not just our homes, into greener working spaces.

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Year-end functions – come celebrate at Maropeng

Finding a suitable venue for your end-of-year function can be tricky. And, as any company secretary or small business owner will confirm, it’s never too early to start looking.

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What’s happening at Maropeng this October?

From stargazing to walking tours of Swartkrans and Cooper’s Cave, there’s something for everybody at Maropeng this October.

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Maropeng is Fair Trade Tourism-certified!

“We’re very pleased to announce Maropeng’s Fair Trade Tourism certification,” says Tony Rubin, Maropeng’s managing director.

“Visitors to the Cradle of Humankind who prioritise sustainable tourism and travel can be assured of our status as a Fair Trade Tourism entity across the board – whether they’re visiting Maropeng, exploring the Sterkfontein Caves, staying over at our boutique Maropeng Hotel or teaching kids in Maropeng’s learning Centre.

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