News – Media Releases

Fine dining with the Bone Detective

Saturday evening (27 July 2013) at Maropeng promises to be enthralling, filled with fine dining and interesting discussion led by scientist Brendon Billings.

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Maropeng’s Best Site Guide moves up the ranks

A trip to Maropeng, the official visitor’s centre for the Cradle of Humankind, would not be complete without a guided tour from one of the resident tour guides, who will take you on a fascinating journey back in time to the beginning of our species.

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Diet and evolution: can we afford to go back to our roots?

Our culinary obsession and huge appetite for food is having a detrimental impact on the planet, with a serious global focus on food security and sustainability.

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Make this year’s matric farewell a special event at Maropeng

Looking for something unique and special for this year’s matric farewell? Why not plan a stylish final school event at Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site?

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World Population Day 2013: Maropeng highlights impact of global population growth

It is estimated that the global population will reach nine billion by 2050. In recognition of World Population Day, which is celebrated annually on 11 July, Maropeng urges all South Africans to become increasingly aware of overpopulation and the ensuing effects on the planet.

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Maropeng celebrates our natural heritage

Scientists in central China recently found the oldest known fossil primate, a 55-million-year-old creature which shows a crucial branch in our evolutionary tree and was hailed as a “close cousin of humans”. It weighed about the same as a small bar of chocolate and was probably an insectivorous tree-dweller, much like a bush baby.

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International Year of Water Co-operation

The United Nations has declared this the year of water co-operation to raise awareness, both on the potential for increased co-operation and the challenges facing water management as global demand increases.

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Maropeng scoops Best Overall Tourism Establishment in the West Rand

Maropeng took top honours at the sixth annual West Rand Tourism Awards. Held on 27 June, the awards recognised Maropeng as the Best Overall Tourism Establishment in 2013.

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Events at Maropeng

Maropeng, the Official Visitors Centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, is the ideal destination for all, whether guests are looking for a getaway to just relax and enjoy the fresh air, or an exhilarating adventure back into pre-historic times.

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Maropeng prioritises heritage at African Education Week exhibition

The African Education Week exhibition will be taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 20 to 22 June 2013. Maropeng, the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind, will be one of the exhibitors and has the unique task of showcasing the wealth of local heritage it is guardian to, as well as the importance of this in understanding the history of humankind.

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