Born in Johannesburg in the mid-1950’s, Anna-Mari Pieterse’s forming years were very much touched by issues of disconnect – on a personal as well as societal level which for her played a big role in her life-long enquiry into the questions around Reality, Self and the Other; and her interest in the subjects of Psychology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Religious Studies, African World View and Meta-physics in her later years; all of this leading to the attainment of her BA degree in Counseling Psychology majoring in Religious Studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 2011.
Since her involvement with Humanity’s Team in 2005 Anna-Mari has served in a number of ways: Worldwide Oneness Declaration Coordinator; facilitator of the Humanity’s Team Spiritual Leadership Awards for Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2009 and the late Mr Nelson Mandela in 2014. Co-leader of the Oneness in Twelve Spheres of Life Initiative together with Steve Farrell, World Wide Coordinating Director for Humanity’s Team.
As the Coordinator for Humanity’s Team South-Africa, Anna-Mari has been playing a pioneering and driving role in the call for a National uBuntu Day for South-Africa and continues to do so until the goal is achieved. Anna-Mari has over the years also played an impactful role in taking uBuntu to the global stage as Africa’s Ancient Gift of Oneness to the world. Anna-Mari has staged a number of world class uBuntu events in South Africa and continues to bring people from all walks of life together around the uBuntu table. In 2013, under her leadership, Humanity’s Team South Africa launched their official “It is uBuntu Month” initiative with the “Walk for an uBuntu Conscious South Africa – I Am because We Are” event as the highlight on the annual Humanity’s Team South Africa’s uBuntu Month calendar.
Anna-Mari who has a deep love for uBuntu, African Cosmology, ancient African Symbols, and Indigenous Knowledge, feels she has a primordial connection to the ancient African Goddess Ma’at. Anna-Mari is dedicated to her life-task, loves music and culture, and places high value on family.