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PAST keynote lecture

Standard Bank / PAST keynote lecture and the second Philip Tobias memorial lecture took place at the Wits Great Hall on 22 October 2013.

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CfC Stanbic Bank in partnership to support science education in Africa

CfC Stanbic Bank has intensified its support for the education sector by sponsoring a four-week science educational tour of Kenya and Tanzania directed towards young learners in October.

The tour, dubbed The Walking Tall Schools Project, targets secondary schools and is in partnership with a South African NGO, Paleontological Scientific Trust (PAST), the National Museums of Kenya, the National Museums of Tanzania and the Tanzania Antiquities Department.

Skin Colour Biology focus at Standard Bank-PAST Keynote Lecture

The 8th Standard Bank-PAST Keynote Lecture will be presented by Prof Nina Jablonski, who will discuss Skin: Its Biology in Black and White at the Soweto Theatre on 19 September 2012, at 18:30.

Universally recognised as the most important independent source of support for origin sciences research and education in Africa, the Palaeontological Scientific Trust (PAST) has been promoting and preserving southern Africa's rich fossil heritage since its inception in 1994. Whilst retaining this core focus; PAST's newest initiative, Scatterli ngs of Africa, is an ambitious effort to expand the organisation's mission across Africa; through its seven successful programs which integrate education, research, and public outreach activities in the origin sciences.

PAST’S Walking Tall Schools Project

PAST'S Walking Tall Schools Project had the privilege of being invited by the Mandela family (in collaboration with Africa Rising) to perform at two schools in Tata Madiba's home town of Qunu. The performances were a part of the 67 minutes of celebration for Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday. The Walking Tall cast was honoured to meet Tata Madiba as well as former President of the United States Bill Clinton after the performances.

This is a huge feather in PAST's cap and attests to the major contribution that this effective and recognised educational project makes for 67 minutes on a daily basis as it tours across Africa.