Latest Rising Star cave findings to be revealed

Paleoanthropologist Prof Lee Berger is expected to brief the media on Monday on the latest findings from the Rising Star cave outside Johannesburg.

The history of humankind changed in October 2013, after the discovery of a new ancestor, Homo Naledi, in the cave situated at the Cradle of Humankind.

Some 1 550 fossils were found in the cave, and there were thousands more still there, said Berger in 2015. The find included 15 individuals – eight children and five adults.

The fossils were found in a remote chamber, about 90m from the entrance. A team of cavers had to fit through an 18cm hole and…
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Latest Rising Star cave findings to be revealed

17 awe-inspiring adventures


Signpost Soweto

Soweto bike tours, urban adventures. Image Darling Lama Productions

1. Lebo’s Soweto Bicycle Tour: This brisk cycling expedition invites you to share in this bustling township’s warm sense of community. You’ll pedal along small streets, chat with residents and might even join an impromptu soccer game. Lebo will show you historical landmarks, such as the Hector Pieterson Memorial, Vilakazi Street and the former home of Nelson Mandela (among many other attractions).

2. If dizzying heights tickle your fancy, book a date at the beautifully painted Orlando Towers….
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10 fun things to do in North West



There are few more magical experiences than a hot-air balloon ride as the sun appears over the horizon.  The legendary Bill Harrop has been flying happy customers in baskets since 1981. Upon landing, you’re awarded a “Citation of Bravery”, personally signed by Harrop, followed by a delectable breakfast.


The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is an adrenaline-pumping Tarzan and Jane-style eco-adventure through the Magaliesberg Mountains, the second-oldest range in the world. Cabled slides are joined to platforms which have been built into the rocky…
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