Africa has long been regarded as the ‘cradle of mankind’, the region where life originated before spreading across the continent and the globe. The Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST) is a Johannesburg-based NGO that since 1994 has promoted research, education and public awareness of Africa’s rich fossil heritage and its status as the birthplace of humankind. PAST seeks to:
Establish African leadership in the sciences related to our origins
Inspire scientific curiosity among school-going children
Promote social cohesion and environmental conservation; and
Build African pride and identity.
We became a founding partner of PAST 18 years ago and have since been recognized as the Trust’s principal corporate sponsor. This partnership is entering a new phase with the launch of the ‘All From One’ campaign.
The PAST 'All From One’ campaign draws on scientific evidence about our shared human origins and the shared origins of all life forms, to challenge commonly held ideas about humankind and our place in nature.
The ‘All from One’ includes an exhibition which begins its global tour at Standard Bank’s Rosebank offices in South Africa from 11 November until 31 January 2016. We invite you to commit to the campaign's ideals by visiting the campaign website www.past.org.za or join the conversation on all social media platforms using #AllFromOne.
If you are in the area, please visit the exhibition outside our offices in Rosebank, South Africa from 11 November 2015 to 31 January 2016 – take a selfie and be part of the story.
For more information about our sponsorship of PAST visit (link to site. Site link not yet live) or to read more about PAST visit www.past.org.za.