This is an edited extract from Sarah Wild’s new book ‘Human Origins’
Landowners and businesses in the Unesco World Heritage Site are up in arms over municipal sewage pollution
Excessive rainfall last month has caused untreated toxic water from old gold mines to decant into waterways on the West Rand
The first partial skull of a Homo naledi child, which is believed to be 250 000 years old, has been found in the Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg
The compact SUV is so at home with its new badge that’s it’s surprising it didn’t happen sooner
Years of pollution in the rivers flowing through the Cradle of Humankind, and Mogale City’s inaction — are a risk to the environment, our health and — cultural status.
We have been omnivores probably since the time of Lucy, our closest ancestor
Palaeoartist John Gurche recreates strikingly realistic models of our ancestors.
The Rising Star Expedition – a team consisting mostly of women – has been delving deep into the Cradle of Humankind’s caves looking for fossils.
A two-million-year-old fox fossil has been discovered at an archaeological dig at the Cradle of Humankind in Sterkfontein, researchers announced.
The Sterkfontein Caves have revealed another ancient ancestor, confirming South Africa as the home of humanity, writes Sipho Kings McDermott.
The nine-year-old son of a Wits scientist found a fossil of a new hominid species that lived 1,95m years ago, the scientist revealed on Thursday.
Rian Malan, the South African journalist and author, once made a spiky defence of Johannesburg in a British newspaper.