Past featured in The Star newspaper


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The Star article – 4 October 2017 Custodians of our African heritage. Ours is the only continent to have the full record of fossil evidence for the development of humans

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PAST and Lead SA – A Shared Heritage


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Celebrating our Shared Heritage with PAST On a Heritage Day mission, 702 Radio presenter Phumelo Motene, visited the University of the Witwatersrand’s Evolutionary Studies Institute in Braamfontein, to discover the shared origins of humankind as a means of enhancing African dignity and promoting tolerance of diversity and nature conservation in our current society. Watch the […]

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PAST Call For Applications Q2 2017

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PAST takes its powerful messages of tolerance and ...


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Johannesburg – 4 October 2016 – The Palaeontological Scientific Trust’s (PAST) clarion call for the promotion of unity and tolerance among humanity based on their shared common origins in Africa is to be heard in the hallowed corridors of the United Nations. Department of International Relations and Cooperation led the call for international participants. PAST […]

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Cape Town – 19 April 2016 – The Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST) and its key partner, the Department of Science and Technology, today launch the next exciting leg of its All from One campaign and exhibition, in collaboration with Iziko Museums of South Africa. A lack of tolerance for others is one of the major […]

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All from One Launch at the Zindala Zombili Festiva ...


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What’s new from the PAST? South African Jour ...


Blumenschine & Leenen 2016 What’s New From the PAST – SAJS

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CAJ News Africa / 11 November 2015


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A NEW campaign has been launched to celebrate Africa as the birthplace of humankind and improve the public’s awareness of their shared origins. Tagged the “All From One” campaign it is the brainchild of the Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST) and its key partners, which include the Department of Science and Technology and Standard Bank. View […]

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Morning Live / SABC TV / 9 November 2015


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All from One Campaign ­ Walking Really showing us our shared heritage and discussing their upcoming performance at the launch of the All from One Campaign. Sinethemba Foba, one of the performers spoke about the campaign on MorningLive. Watch video

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BiznisAfrica / 11 November 2015


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PAST launches All From One campaign and exhibition at Standard Bank South Africa to celebrate the world¹s shared human origins in Africa   View link

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eNCA NewsNight / 5 November 2015


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Robert Blumenshine, the lead scientist on the ‘All from One’ campaign, chatted with Jeremy Maggs and Iman Rappetti on News Night and profiled their genomes, ahead of the Launch of the All From One campaign and exhibition at Standard Bank South View link

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Classic Business Philanthropy Feature Podcast / 11 ...


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Jenny Pheiffer, Head of Group Brand and Sponsorships, Standard Bank and Professor Robert Blumenschine, Lead Scientist, The Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST) discuss the Launch of the All From One Campaign at Standard Bank¹s Rosebank building, to celebrate Africa as the birthplace of humankind and improve the public¹s awareness of their shared origins and the shared […]

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Looks aside, DNA shows we’re all 99.9% alike


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Looks aside DNA shows we¹re all 99.9% alike. Fossil and genetic evidence supports this completely, confirming that Africa is humankind¹s birthplace, but that ancient changes in environments ­ from cold and rainy to sunny and dry ­ shaped human development over the eons. Thus our differences in skin and facial features explains Prof Robert Blumenschine, […]

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Act fast to stop extinction


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An environmental crisis is upon us today and a sixth mass extinction may occur in as little as 10 human generations says Prof Robert Blumenschine, Chief Scientist at PAST. Download PDF

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All From One


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It is time to embrace our shared African origins to secure the future of humankind, writes Andrea Leenen, CEO of the Palaeontoloical Scientific trust (PAST) in the November 2015 issue of Creative Feel Magazine. Download PDF  

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