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Water’s wondrous role in fossilisation

  • March 15, 2011 | Matt van Onselen | Category: News

Water gives life, but it can also play the role of storyteller when it comes to the evolution of humankind. Water not only helps the process of fossilisation, but it can also sometimes preserve animals in the most bizarre ways …

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Harry the Hominid debuts on Ethiopian TV

  • March 14, 2011 | Laura Maggs | Category: News

Not only did Maropeng’s ambassador Harry the Hominid add a stamp to his passport when he visited Germany recently for the ITB Berlin 2011 travel trade show, but he will also feature on Ethiopia TV in an interview with Maropeng General Manager Erica Jago.

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Maropeng brings you tips on how to save water

Water is the source of life and each drop precious – that is why we are always advised to use it wisely. March is water awareness month, and the Maropeng Visitor Centre has done some research and found these easy tips and ways to save water.

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Media statement: Unilateral, discriminatory taxes on long-haul destinations

  • March 11, 2011 | Category: News

South African Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk read out the media statement below at South Africa’s exhibition stand at ITB Berlin 2011 on 11 March 2011. Erica Jago, general manager of Maropeng is in Berlin, promoting Maropeng and the Cradle of Humankind as Gauteng’s premier tourism attraction.

 

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Harry the Hominid – Controversy? What Controversy?

  • March 11, 2011 | Category: News

Meet Harry the Hominid. Harry is over 2-million years old, and he lives at Maropeng – the visitors’ centre to the Cradle of Humankind. Harry is the official tour guide for Maropeng and he causes quite a stir.

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Maropeng at ITB Berlin – photo essay

  • March 10, 2011 | Matt van Onselen and Bianca Bothma | Category: News

Maropeng’s very own mascot and tour guide, Harry the Hominid, is currently in Germany, promoting the Cradle of Humankind at ITB Berlin 2011, an international travel and tourism industry show.

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Star struck from a young age: Vincent Nettmann, Maropeng’s resident astronomer

  • March 08, 2011 | Matt van Onselen and Bianca Bothma | Category: News

Vincent Nettmann, like so many other astronomers, was captured by the idea of mapping out the moon and stars at a very young age. From the time of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Nettmann wanted to have a closer look into space

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South Africa’s water crisis: Maropeng takes on the challenge

South Africa faces a major water crisis and the dwindling water supplies in the country have made it crucial to educate the population about water and energy conservation and Maropeng is taking on this challenge.

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Stargazing with Maropeng – the Big Bang and the origins of the universe

  • March 04, 2011 | Matt van Onselen | Category: News

Humans have been fascinated by the stars for millennia. The stars hold the key to explaining how our universe was formed. Maropeng’s Living amongst the stars allows you participate in humankind’s oldest pastime.

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Cooper’s Cave fossil discoveries – Audio interview with Christine Steininger

  • March 03, 2011 | Bianca Bothma | Category: News

Maropeng’s very popular Cooper’s Cave picnic and walking tour with palaeoanthropologist Christine Steininger is happening on Saturday, April 2.

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