The name of this web page reflect the interest of our research and derives from the fact that all humans trace their history back to Africa. The idea of the name came from the awe-inspiring speech that former president of South Africa, president Thabo Mbeki gave on 8 May 1996 in Cape Town:

“I am an African… I owe my being to the hills and the valleys, the mountains and the glades, the rivers, the deserts, the trees, the flowers, the seas and the ever-changing seasons that define the face of our native land…”

Read the rest of the speech here