Fossil teeth reveal new facts about a mass extinction 260-million years ago

  • May 14, 2018 | Kevin Rey

Around 260-million years ago, the earth was dominated by mammal-like reptiles called therapsids. The largest of these therapsids were the dinocephalians, a genus composed of several herbivorous and carnivorous species. Then something happened.

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Get in touch with South Africa’s heritage (sites)

  • April 20, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

South Africa has the second-highest number of World Heritage Sites on the African continent. Find out what they are and where they are, and start making plans to visit them. Unesco is offering a great prize for the best picture.

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Enjoy tea, treats and quality time this Mother’s Day

  • April 12, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

Looking for a way to spoil Mum this Mother’s Day? Look no further. We have three great events to choose from. And they come with the chance to win a great prize.

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New Deco Lounge offers a new experience at Sterkfontein

  • April 10, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

A new events space has been opened at the Sterkfontein Caves: the Deco Lounge is a unique space in one of the most compelling sites in the Cradle of Humankind.

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Maropeng through your eyes on Instagram

  • April 06, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

Sometimes fun, sometimes thought-provoking, always memorable – we love taking a look at Maropeng through the eyes of our visitors.

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Thinking aloud: could toxic digital addiction destroy your life?

  • March 27, 2018 | By Denise Bjorkman

The digital age has many benefits, but have we considered the way increasing amounts of screen time affect our health and wellbeing?

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Enjoy some Easter family fun at Maropeng

  • March 22, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

From a trail run, to the Easter bunny to a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party - we have a series of special treats lined up for you this Easter.

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How a lost African city was recreated with laser technology

  • March 20, 2018 | Karim Sadr

Laser technology has been used to ‘redraw’ the remains of a lost city along the Suikerbostrand hills near Johannesburg. This groundbreaking research was done by a team from Wits University. This piece on their findings was published in ‘The Conversation’.

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Meet the First Lady of Maropeng

  • February 23, 2018 | Thrishni Subramoney

You’ll find her lounging by the pool, cocktail in hand, and being a gracious host to her family of billions. Meet Ma Ropeng – the First Lady of Maropeng.

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Footprint fossils suggest lizards have been running on two feet for 110m years

  • February 21, 2018 | Peter Falkingham

Fossil bones and skeletons tend to get most of the attention in palaeontology, but sometimes we can learn more about extinct life from the footprints long-extinct animals left behind. That’s the case in new research that claims to have found 110m-year-old trackways of lizards running on two feet (bipedally).

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