‘Climate knowledge for climate action’ on World Meteorological Day

  • March 23, 2015 | Category: News

Climate change is a particularly pertinent issue on 23 March, the United Nations (UN) World Meteorological Day. Since 1961, World Meteorological Day has been recognised globally on or near 23 March to honour the establishment of the World Meteorological Organisation in 1950.

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New bipedalism study keeps scientists on their toes

  • March 23, 2015 | Christine Marot | Category: News

The ability to walk erect on two feet – bipedalism – is a feature unique to humans and one of the fundamental differences between ourselves and closest living relatives, apes.

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Waterford wine-pairing lunch

  • March 13, 2015 | Lynnette Johns | Category: News

Join us for a six-course food and wine pairing this month, with award-winning wines from the Waterford Estate.

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Walking human history

  • February 27, 2015 | Andrea Weiss | Category: News

He’s two years into a seven-year, 48 000km journey to walk the evolutionary journey of humans out of Africa. Meet Paul Salopek, an extraordinary journalist.

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Maropeng to take part in Meetings Africa

  • February 23, 2015 | Category: News

Meetings Africa and Maropeng celebrate a decade this year, and for Maropeng, celebrations continue.

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Maropeng assists young girls at Maloney’s Eye Primary School

  • February 20, 2015 | Lynette Johns | Category: News

Did you know that more than two million girls in South Africa are forced to miss a week of school every month because they have no access to sanitary products? It’s a sad, rarely talked about reality that Maropeng is helping to change at a local primary school in Krugersdorp.

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South Africans part of Mars 100

  • February 19, 2015 | Category: News

A non-profit organisation, Mars One, has shortlisted 100 people from across the world to be part of its ambitious project to start a human settlement on Mars. Four South Africans are on the list. Mars One wants to send its first manned mission to Mars in 2024.

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Why we love who we love – according to science

  • February 13, 2015 | Lynnette Johns | Category: News

Have you ever wondered how and why you fall in love with who you do? Professor Helen Fisher, a world-renowned American anthropologist and human behaviour researcher, may have the answers.

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Blombos Cave to feature in Canadian documentary

  • February 08, 2015 | Category: News

A three-part Canadian documentary about the survival of Homo sapiens has turned the spotlight on Blombos Cave, in the Southern Cape. Marine shell beads, engraved ochre and bone tools that date back 75 000 years were found at the site, suggesting that modern human behaviour originated in Southern Africa.

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Hominin House goes greener than ever

  • February 05, 2015 | Daphney Mngomeni | Category: News

Hominin House – the revamped dormitory-style, budget accommodation at Maropeng – has gone greener than ever thanks to recent upgrades and renovations.

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