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Maropeng introduces Bokashi recycling process

Maropeng has embarked on an exciting new recycling initiative: Bokashi. Bokashi is an anaerobic fermentation and composting process that diverts food waste from landfill and upcycles it into a high-value nutrient feed for gardening and agriculture.

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It’s International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer!

In recognition of the United Nations’ International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer – celebrated annually on 16 September – we’ve compiled some educational facts and figures about the ozone layer, the hole in the ozone, the Montreal Protocol and what we can do to help save the atmosphere.

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New fossil discoveries hoped to stir interest in palaeontology as a career

The recent unearthing of a 500-million year-old fossil in Morocco is an exciting find "helping us further understand the prehistory of our ocean life", says Lindsay Marshall, marketing and communications manager at Maropeng.

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Are we facing the sixth extinction?

Five major extinctions have rocked life on Earth, one of which was characterised by unprecedented increases in temperature. Simply put, it became too hot to survive. With temperatures rising every year, are we headed for a similar fate?

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Celebrate Heritage Month with Maropeng

September marks Heritage Month in South Africa, and to celebrate humanity’s heritage, Maropeng is running an exclusive online ticket sale!

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Harry’s fast facts to save water

Did you know that you can save water by eating more vegetables?

This is not
 a trick to get the kids to eat more greens, assures Harry the Hominid,
 Maropeng’s spokeshominid.

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What’s happening at Maropeng this September?

Whether you’re looking for a fun family getaway close to the city where you can relax and enjoy the fresh air, or an exhilarating adventure back into prehistoric times, Maropeng, the official Visitor Centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, is a must-visit destination this September. Here’s what’s on offer this month.

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Fast facts: Who is Harry?

Harry is about 14-million years old. He was born in the Cradle of Humankind. He is the official spokesperson for the Maropeng Visitor Centre because of his age and vast knowledge of the Cradle.

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Get your home green, says Harry

Harry the Hominid, Maropeng’s spokeshominid, says its time we started working on getting our homes green.

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August line-up: Stars in your eyes, Billings on brains and fun for the kiddies

Maropeng activities planned for August are guaranteed to have visitors seeing stars – for all the right reasons. On Saturday 3 August, resident astronomer Vincent Nettmann will be giving an illustrated talk on Earth’s galaxy, the Milky Way.

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