File photo: Sterkfontein Caves Proff Phillip Tobias takes Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka on a tour of the newly opened Huminoid exhibition in the new ficility named in his honour. Picture: Steve Lawrence
File photo: Sterkfontein Caves Proff Phillip Tobias takes Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka on a tour of the newly opened Huminoid exhibition in the new ficility named in his honour. Picture: Steve Lawrence
Tourists enter the Sterkfontein Caves. The caves are the best-known of a dozen sites in the area where a wealth of important fossils and stone tools have been found.
Tourists enter the Sterkfontein Caves. The caves are the best-known of a dozen sites in the area where a wealth of important fossils and stone tools have been found.
The caves are the best-known of a dozen sites in the area where a wealth of important fossils and stone tools have been found.
The caves are the best-known of a dozen sites in the area where a wealth of important fossils and stone tools have been found.

The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), which owns the site, is credited with many of the famous discoveries including the world famous “Mrs Ples” and “Little Foot” - an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton dating back more than three million years.