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
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
The world’s oldest, most complete human ancestor skeleton. A scientific exploration and investigation supported by PAST.
PAST ZZ Festival Release 9Feb2016
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
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
South Africa’s status as a major cradle in the African nursery of humankind has been reinforced with today’s unveiling of “Little Foot”, the country’s oldest virtually complete fossil human ancestor.
Little Foot is by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor (Australopithecus) older than 1.5 million