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SIC2018, Stellenbosch University

We enjoyed our SIC2018 journey with 1st year BSc students at Stellenbosch University (SU). This year’s 1st Year BSc students completed a new compulsory module (Science in Context – SIC) where they had to choose a topic that will be researched, written up and presented. ALSA had the opportunity to propose 7 Antarctic (including sub-Antarctic […]

AntarcticaArchiveNewsPreserve

A new collection category, MAPS, has been added to the digital repository/archive of the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa. As from today all maps of earlier times as well as current times will be added to this category. The first few entries to this collection includes the the digital Maps of Antarctica, by Dr Geoffrey […]

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Antarctic Legacy of South Africa Online Open Access Archive – 1st of its kind. We are excited about sharing our ideas at the Data Management Workshop organised by us and hosted in collaboration with Julián Kelly of the University of Tierra del Fuego (Ushuaia Campus).   Workshop announcement by the Standing Committee for Humanities and […]

AntarcticaArchiveNewsSANAETeams

South Africa’s rich involvement in the Antarctic is preserved by means of documents, personal narratives, photographs etc. Over the past few years Antarctic Legacy of South Africa has been collecting these documents, personal narratives, photographs etc. for archival purposes. In most cases material needs to be digitised and can only then be uploaded onto the ALSA […]

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Although our office is based in Stellenbosch and we are dedicated to the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) the ALSA project needs to spread the word about SA’s Antarctic Legacy nationally and internationally. We need to share our ideas and expand our archival knowledge. Our neighbouring country Botswana hosted the second International SciDataCon during International […]

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Gough Island Birthdays

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, 01 November 2018.

AntarcticaNewsPublications

   Hannes and John share their names as Hannes (Johannes) in the Afrikaans language is John in English. Although that is not all they have in common. Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA) connect John Knight with Hannes La Grange’s family and the common factor is the Trans Antarctic Expedition. John Knight emailed the project […]

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Correspondence from a member of the 3rd Biological expedition to Marion Island (29th Marion Overwintering Team, 1972 to 1973) with Johan Grobbelaar, Valdon Smith and Anthony de Villiers. Dane Gerneke a member to this expedition made contact with us. Via the worldwide web, Dropbox and zip files, we were able to get his images. These […]

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Preserving and promoting the Antarctic legacy for the future generations of South Africa with an open access repository is the work of the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA) Project. It is a National Research Foundation-funded project that forms part of the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP). It is based in the Department of […]

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Gough 63, Cookbook, Recipes, Overwintering Team, Gough Island

The 63rd Gough Island overwintering compiled a book with all the recipes used during their year on the island. Thanks to Jaimie Cleeland and Kate Lawrence (RSPB Field Assistants) they made contact with ALSA just in time for some final touch-ups and printing. When the team arrived on Saturday, 13 October 2018, each team member […]