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BMW X3 thrives in the M stable

The compact SUV is so at home with its new badge that’s it’s surprising it didn’t happen sooner

Sewage threatens world heritage site

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.

Putting meat on Homo’s menu

We have been omnivores probably since the time of Lucy, our closest ancestor

The next best thing to a time machine

Palaeoartist John Gurche recreates strikingly realistic models of our ancestors.

Rising Star Expedition spelunks down Cradle of Humankind

The Rising Star Expedition - a team consisting mostly of women - has been delving deep into the Cradle of Humankind's caves looking for fossils.

New 2-million-year-old fossil fox found in Sterkfontein

A two-million-year-old fox fossil has been discovered at an archaeological dig at the Cradle of Humankind in Sterkfontein, researchers announced.

Karabo is finally complete

The Sterkfontein Caves have revealed another ancient ancestor, confirming South Africa as the home of humanity, writes Sipho Kings McDermott.

Nine-year-old finds fossil of new hominid species

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.

Welcome to Sterkfontein, welcome home

Rian Malan, the South African journalist and author, once made a spiky defence of Johannesburg in a British newspaper.

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Soup for the Sick: A bowl of warmth in a time of need

Soup for the Sick is nourishing hundreds of people too ill to cook for themselves

Q&A Sessions: George Euvrard, the brains behind our cryptic crossword

George Euvrard spoke to Athandiwe Saba about his passion for education, clues on how to solve his crosswords and the importance of celebrating South Africa.

Why prisoners are a priority in vaccine rollout

Inmates comprise a vulnerable group in society and they are meant to receive Covid-19 vaccines earlier than the general population. This has sparked debate locally and globally

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