Homo Naledi likely to have lived alongside humans

A team led by Professor Lee Berger has announced the discovery of a new Homo Naledi skeleton, Neo, in a new chamber in the Rising Star cave system at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.

The chamber has been named Lesedi and it's similar in shape to the Dinaledi chamber in which the first Homo Naledi fossils were found.

It has now been revealed that Homo Naledi dates back between 236 000 - 335 000 years.

Read: New Homo Naledi skeleton turns archaeological history on its head, says Berger

Paleontologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professor John Hawks, says newly discovered fossils reveal that Homo Naledi may have lived alongside human ancestors in Africa.

Listen to more on this recent discovery...

WATCH: Scientists announce new Homo Naledi discovery

Read More
New Homo naledi skeleton turns archaeological history on its head, says Berger

New Homo naledi skeleton turns archaeological history on its head, says Berger

Wits Prof. Lee Berger says the latest Homo naledi fossil discovery will force scientists to question archaeological record.

R1.8 billion budget for tourism? 'We could do much better'

R1.8 billion budget for tourism? 'We could do much better'

John Robbie chats to Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom ahead of business events trade show, Meetings Africa about how he is looking to improve the image of SA internationally.

Meet Tebogo Makhubela, the scientist who's ‘dating’ the Homo Naledi fossils

Meet Tebogo Makhubela, the scientist who's ‘dating’ the Homo Naledi fossils

As Tebogo Makhubela shares his story, he explains that geochronology isn't an everyday job; it's the kind of career that finds you.

#The411 - What's it like being related to #HomoNaledi?

#The411 - What's it like being related to #HomoNaledi?

South Africans have their say on what it means to them finding out that they're related to Homo Naledi.

The Science Inside Fossils (and Human Ancestry)

The Science Inside Fossils (and Human Ancestry)

Excited by the discovery of Homo Naledi, the team has investigated all of the aspects to give you The Science Inside fossils

Can Homo Naledi be cloned? Ask The Naked Scientist...

Can Homo Naledi be cloned? Ask The Naked Scientist...

Redi Tlhabi's guest, Chris Smith, who is known as The Naked Scientist, answers listeners' questions about any science subject.

Motshekga slams Zapiro's Homo Naledi cartoon

Motshekga slams Zapiro's Homo Naledi cartoon

Former ANC chief whip, Dr Mathole Motshekga, speaks to 702's Stephen Grootes about the racial connotations of likening Homo Naledi to the NPA leadership.

'I agree with Vavi; we do not come from baboons', Lee Berger responds

'I agree with Vavi; we do not come from baboons', Lee Berger responds

The discovery of Homo Naledi has spurred on a lot of debate and dissenting views. Professor Lee Berger responds to these concerns.

Popular articles
An expert guide on 'hotwifing' and 'cuckolding' in the bedroom

An expert guide on 'hotwifing' and 'cuckolding' in the bedroom

Clinical sexologist Dr Eve shares insights into sexual fetishes and how partners negotiate them in their bedroom and relationship.

[Watch] John Maytham shuts down victim shamer on air

[Watch] John Maytham shuts down victim shamer on air

A caller wanted to know what the alleged victim had done in order for Grace Mugabe to assault her.

Cape officials to harvest 500 million litres of new water a day

Cape officials to harvest 500 million litres of new water a day

Mayor of Cape Town speaks to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about plans to provide more water amidst the ongoing drought.

LISTEN:  Reformed car hijacker sheds light on hijacking underworld

LISTEN: Reformed car hijacker sheds light on hijacking underworld

This reformed car hijacker was convicted for hijacking, robbery and murder and served almost 16 years jail time. Hear his story.

Journos walk out of Bathabile Dlamini's briefing after 2 hour wait

Journos walk out of Bathabile Dlamini's briefing after 2 hour wait

EWN's Gia Nicolaides says journalists walked out of the media briefing on social grants after waiting for hours for her to arrive.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.