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South Africa Heritage Day 24th September 2019.

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What is heritage – it is where we all come from and it is what we all share through the millenia.

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Barely an hours drive from Johannesburg is “The Cradle of Humankind” where scientists and paleoanthropologists have discovered that the human race originated from right here.

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That is why we shame ourselves and our ancestors when we descend into xenophobic toxicity.

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We, the entire human race comes from but just around the corner from where I scribble these words.

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It is our ancestral home.

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We should and must welcome all those returning home.

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Maropeng, which is a Setswana word meaning ‘returning to the place of our origins’, takes visitors on a fun and informative journey of discovery using spectacular methods to tell stories of the evolution of life and the origins of humankind.

https://www.maropeng.co.za/

https://www.gauteng.net/attractions/cradle_of_humankind

The Cradle of Humankind, one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa, and the only one in Gauteng, is renowned as the place where humankind originated. It is here that the first hominid, Australopithecus, was found in 1924 at Taung in the North West Province by Professor Raymond Dart of the University of the Witwatersrand. And is one of the major tourist attractions in South Africa.

The Cradle of Humankind area boasts 13 excavation sites that are recognised as national heritage sites, both internationally and by the South African Heritage Resources Agency. For those wanting to experience the birthplace of humankind firsthand, the official visitor centres for the Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves, are within an easy hour’s drive from Johannesburg.

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