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Why you should drop the fear and visit Johannesburg

For any ex-“Jo-burger” living in Melbourne, one can probably count the number of kind things said about Johannesburg on the palm of one’s hand, including comments from ex-South Africans. 1,504 more words

Politics

Monday morning at Maropeng

Cal and Sash had a full school day on Saturday.  They go to the German school, (as everyone refers to it), The Deutsche Internationale Schule in Johannesburg.   358 more words

Adventures

Maropeng – 14 billion years of history, one important question

I recently visited Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site as part of the Fair Trade Tourism 10-year Anniversary Celebrations. I had only a vague idea about what the centre was about, and have always perceived it to be a destination for kiddies. 408 more words

South Africa

In (and around) Johannesburg: The Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind is a world heritage site 50km outside Johannesburg. About an hour from Sandton, Johannesburg.  The area is renowned as the epicentre of discovery of the human origins. 321 more words

Adventure

TELLING TIME: HOW DID OUR ANCESTORS DO IT?

Source: Maropeng.co.za

Telling the time accurately has been a challenge for humankind through the ages. It’s hard to imagine now when one considers how easy it is to access the time in today’s world. 663 more words

EARTH IS INTO ITS SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION, SAY SCIENTISTS

Article taken from the Maropeng Newlsetter.

http://www.maropeng.co.za/news/entry/earth-is-into-its-sixth-mass-extinction-say-scientis

Giant ground sloths Megalocnus rodens and Megalonyx wheatleyi at the American Museum of Natural History. Foreground: Megalocnus rodens (left) from the Pleistocene of Cuba and Megalonyx wheatleyi (right) from the Pleistocene of the central and eastern US. 597 more words

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