Homo Naledi

‘Science and religion can learn from one another’

Science and religion can learn a lot from one another, rather than trying to prove the other wrong. This as some religious followers and groups weighed in on the recent discovery of Homo naledi. Rudolph Pretorius, a businessman and lay preacher, told News24 that he personally believed there was no[…]

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We want more Cradle visitors: Hanekom

Government wants to encourage more visitors to the Cradle of Humankind and its Maropeng Visitor Centre. Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said on Friday they were investing R22m as a result, with the hope of making the World Heritage Site more attractive to visitors. Speaking during an interview on broadcaster 702,[…]

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10 fascinating facts about Homo naledi

The discovery of a new species of a human ancestor was announced at the Cradle of Humankind on Thursday. Here are some interesting facts about Homo naledi: 1. H. naledi was named after the Rising Star cave – “naledi” means “star” in Sesotho. The bones were found in a chamber[…]

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New species of human ancestor discovered

An extraordinary new non-human species that buried its dead and lived in South Africa about two and a half million years ago was introduced to the world on Thursday. “A new species within our very genus. A new species that we have called Homo naledi – naledi meaning star,” said[…]

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