PAST – Palaeontological Scientific Trust
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The science of our origins reveals the shared African roots of all people. PAST uses Africa's ancient fossil heritage to build African dignity, promote social cohesion and environmental conservation, inspire scientific curiosity among school-going youth, and establish African leadership in the sciences related to our origins.

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U.S.A. television debut for PASTS’s Walking Tall !>
PAST’s Walking Tall as featured on ABC’s Born to Explore..
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PAST ACTIVITIES

  • CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
    IMPORTANT NOTICE OF PAST GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINES AND AVAILABLE GRANTS FOR 2015 PAST would like to remind all grant applicants that our 4th quarter application deadline is 01 November 2014. – click here for further information
  • 16 OCTOBER 2014
    The 10th Standard Bank/PAST keynote lecture and third Philip Tobias memorial lecture presented by John Gurche will be held in the Wits Great Hall on 16 October 2014
  • EAST AFRICA EDUCATIONAL TOUR
    Walking Tall completed workshops for more than for more than 17 000 learners and educators from 35+ schools. We also had a special performances for government officials and other distinguished guests of the National Museums.
  • TRUSTEE EAST AFRICA TOUR PAST
    Trustee’s embarked on a 5 day trip to East Africa where they were treated to a Walking Tall performance and a talk by Professor Blumenschine at Olduvai Gorge.

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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S.A. television debut for PASTS’s Walking Tall !
    PAST’s Walking Tall as featured on ABC’s Born to Explore..
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PAST THANKS

Due to the generosity of our donors PAST is able to continue with assisting in research, education and outreach in the origin sciences.

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PAST is Johannesburg-based public benefit organization and Africa’s hub for the promotion of the origin sciences. PAST supports seven programmes focusing on the core areas of research, education and outreach.


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