News – Media Releases

Ongoing innovation drives effective water and waste management at Maropeng

Maropeng situated in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind is one of only eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa, and the only one in Gauteng. With the world’s environmental challenges escalating at a rapid rate, the issues of accelerated climate change, conservation and biodiversity, energy, recycling, waste reduction and food security are becoming all the more pertinent. This growing concern has seen Maropeng joining the global movement to address these issues.

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Where do we come from? Relax and learn at Maropeng this Easter

22 March 2011

“Maropeng has so many exciting events planned this Easter for the whole family to enjoy – from accommodation specials and riveting tours, to fun, Easter-themed activities and competitions,” says Erica Jago, Maropeng general manager.


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Maropeng’s Harry the Hominid a “hit” at Meetings Africa 2011

24 February 2011

Meetings Africa 2011 took place at the Sandton Convention Centre from February 21 to 23, and Maropeng and its mascot model Harry the Hominid, were there to network and meet Africa’s tourism industry.

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Maropeng revs up support for water conservation

22 February 2011

March 2011 marks the start of a national campaign on awareness of water security. “Maropeng supports this initiative as we believe that preserving water is the responsibility of every human being on the planet,” says Maropeng managing director Tony Rubin.

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Back to school with Maropeng in 2011

School has officially started and Maropeng is looking forward to welcoming many more learners in 2011. Make sure that this is a memorable year for learning and book your school tour to the Cradle of Humankind.

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Fantastic festive season events and specials at Maropeng

“As the festive season begins, Maropeng is bringing more fun to the party with some exciting specials to celebrate our fifth birthday,” says Maropeng General Manager, Erica Jago.

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New fossil display at Maropeng celebrates palaeontological research at Wits University

“In celebration of our fifth birthday, the Maropeng Visitor Centre in the Cradle of Humankind will uncover treasures of the past with a new fossil display which opens on December 2, 2010,” says Maropeng Visitor Centre Managing Director Tony Rubin.

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