10,000 Stars Connected in Cape Town
In 1750, the astronomer De Lacaille arrived at the Cape of Good Hope. Over four years he observed the southern sky, mapping out 10,000 stars and 14 constellations. One of these constellations was Mon Mensa, meaning Table Mountain.
Out of the idea of mapping the stars and the connections between them as well as the colours of the sky, the sea and the earth in South Africa, we created our identity.
MON is adapted from Mon Mensa, symbolising both our physical location right under Table Mountain and our research into connectivity. SSA stands for the geographical area we cover - Sub-Saharan Africa.