Cradle Of Humankind
World Heritage Site

Registration Number: 2012/001920/08

The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site Association (COHWHS Association) is a community based forum who's aim it is to protect the cultural and environmental integrity of the cradle of humankind world heritage area.

The COHWHS Association is a non-profit section 21 entity and the members participate on a voluntary no fee basis. The members are elected from a pool of actively involved local residents. 

If environmental issues are of concern to you please look at our projects and feel free to contact us should you wish to volunteer your services or make a donation.

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The Cradle of Humankind has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Area. Residents and tourist organizations within the boundaries of the Cradle of Humankind geographical area who support responsible land useage and the principals of UNESCO, have championed a community based association principly tasked with taking measures on an organized basis to protect the integrity of this environmentally sensitive area.

The Cradle of Humankind owes its existence to a Dolomite reef which extends from Carletonville in the South to Centurion in the North. This sensitive Dolomite reef has created thousands of caves which contain the worlds oldest fossils.

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