homo naledi

The Cradle of Humankind

A handful of the world's great cities trace their heritage to early human settlements thousands of years back. Johannesburg's earliest residents were in the neighbourhood 3-million years ago.

Africans on Time magazine’s 2016 100 Most Influential list

The Time 100 is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, including academics, politicians, cultural personalities and philanthropists. A number of Africans and Africa-related events feature this year.

Brand South Africa hails discovery of Homo naledi

Brand South Africa applauds the team of scientists from the University of the Witwatersrand and other volunteers, on their discovery of a new species of human relative – Homo naledi – at the Cradle of Humankind.

New human related species found at Maropeng

A new branch of hominin known as homo naledi was unveiled at Maropeng in South Africa's Cradle of Humankind this morning. It suggests that they too had a sophisticated understanding of death. Found in the Dinaledi Chamber, the remains opens up more mysteries about our past.