Born in Johannesburg in the mid-1950’s, Anna-Mari Pieterse’ s forming years were very much touched by matters of apartheid – on a personal as well as societal level. She believes that this 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, Quantum Physics and Meta-physics; 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).
Since her involvement with Humanity’s Team in 2005 Anna-Mari has served in a number of ways as part of the World Wide Core Team and WW Support Team: Team Leader for the launch of the global Oneness Declaration in 2008 and playing a facilitating role in the Humanity’s Team Spiritual Leadership Awards for Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2009 and the late Mr Nelson Mandela in 2014. In March 2013; launch of the Humanity’s Team Oneness in Twelve Spheres of Life initiative in co-leadership 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 the call for a National uBuntu Day for South-African 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 herself as to have 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.