Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve – A series of illustrated talks by Vincent Carruthers. The series presents a wealth of information on one of the most interesting regions of South Africa. The Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve, that includes the Cradle of Humankind, was proclaimed by UNESCO in 2015. Biosphere Reserves strive to combine economic development with ecosystem preservation. Our Turbulent Past traces the fascinating history of the Biosphere Reserve from the early origins of humans through the pre-colonial era until modern times.