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Stellenbosch University, Science in Contect, Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science at Stellenbosch University added a new compulsory module, ‘Science in Context’ to be completed by all first year BSc students. The purpose of the module is to expose students to the benefits of integrating knowledge from different disciplines, when approaching scientific topics (also see video below). This will enforce students to […]

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ALSA would like to wish you a very happy birthday on Gough Island.   Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 13 September 2018.

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ALSA has been privileged to spend some time with the 64th Gough Island Overwintering Team during team training. Having met the team, we feel some connection with these guys that will be contributing to South Africa’s Antarctic Legacy. Today is one of the Meteorologists on the team’s birthday and we would like to wish him […]

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19th Marion Island Overwintering Team

The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa’s online archive success depends on the material provided to us by previous overwintering members, take-over personnel, ship personnel, scientists – every single person that boarded some ship going down south into the Antarctic waters. Today I would like to thank Yvonne Verster, daughter of Jan Nagel who was a […]

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He overwintered on Marion Island (2015-2016) as part of Marion72, to collect data for his Master’s degree in Geomorphology. He is once again appointed as a Marion Island field assistant, part of Marion75 (2018-2019), watch this video to see what Abu is doing on Marion Island. Also, read the first newsletter of M75 and meet […]

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Transvaal, ship, Gough Island

Collection of:      Cyril Edward Norris Nickname:            Norrie Born:                      16 October 1935 – 2009† Islands visited:  Marion Island, Prince Edward Island, Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha Years:                     1956 and 1958 (International Geophysics Year-IGY) Why […]

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The 75th Marion Island Overwintering team has been alone on the island for 1 month. Listen to this interview with Mr Mathibela Selepe (Department of Environmental Affairs, Chief Communications Officer), sharing more info regarding the role of the team’s Communications Engineer, Bukelwa Mavis Lekhesa. See here for a list of team members on the 75th […]

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South Africans attending SCAR, POLAR2018

Only one month to go before 23 South Africans travel to the XXXV SCAR Biennial Meetings and SCAR/IASC Open Science Conference (POLAR2018). Click on the link below download the programme of South Africans presenting at POLAR2018. South Africans Presenting POLAR2018   Anché Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, […]

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Marion Island, Invasive Speices, Aliens, SANAP Project

The Marion Island 2018 take-over expedition was successful for terrestrial scientists…I interviewed some scientists before the expedition. Let’s hear more about the “Invasions in the changing sub-Antarctic” project, Principal Investigator: Dr Michelle Greve, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Pretoria.   Anché Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, […]