The 2023 Heritage Month brings focus to South Africa’s rich and diverse cultural heritage and its immense contribution to our social, economic, health, and scientific well-being especially for rural, township, and peri-urban communities. Annually, September marks Heritage Month with Heritage Day
By: Francis Thackeray, Honorary Research Associate, Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand and Lazarus Kgasi, Plio-Pleistocene Palaeontology, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History “Mrs Ples” (Sts 5) is the nickname of a Plio-Pleistocene skull (Fig. 1) attributed to Australopithecus africanus,
By: Lazarus Kgasi, Junior Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History In the history of South African science, Robert Broom ranks among the most flamboyant and controversial individuals. The tall, eccentric doctor, who was born in Scotland, is most known for
By: Lazarus Kgasi, Junior Curator: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History The Bolt’s farm team, under the leadership of Dominique Gommery from, Centre National de Recherché Scientifique and Sorbonne University in France, has been meticulously excavating fossils from the Bolt's Farm
By: Lazarus Kgasi, Junior Curator and Tebogo Pitso, education officer: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History The DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History (DNMNH) is a renowned science research institution as well as one of the best tourist destinations in Tshwane.
The South African Museums Association (SAMA) and its members around the country celebrate International Museum Month and International Museum Day on 18 May 2023.The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to increase public awareness of