International Celebration DayMidwinterTeams

MidWinter greetings to all South Africans involved in the South African National Antarctic Programme. Especially Happy MidWinter to current and past overwintering team members. Our best wishes to all other Antarctic countries A  video is available on YouTube. A very special message is included in the video made by one of first expedition overwintering team […]

AlbatrossInternational Celebration Day

The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA) celebrates  with the  Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) the First Wold Albatross Day on 19 June 2020. Over the years many Overwinter team members and Takeover Personnel have taken photo’s of Albatrosses. On the ALSA digital repository you will find  ore than 500 images […]

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On World Oceans Day we celebrate the research done in the Southern Ocean within the South African National Antarctic Program(SANAP). South Africa has a comparative geographic advantage for conducting research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. It is the closest African nation to the Austral Polar region, separated from the continent of Antarctica by approximately […]

AntarcticaTake-overTeamsTraining

Bulldozers and their drivers are an essential part of Takeover at SANAE IV. Watch the video by Alexander Oelofse  of Interview of drivers during 2019-2020 Takeover  at SANAE IV on SANAP Website.  Below the 2019-2020 Drivers Takeover Team .    B: Thabang Tshupo, Bertus Roos, Andrew Kietzmann, Riaan Marx.   F:Thabo Thebe, Thato Mareme, Markus Viljoen. […]

BiodiversityInternational Celebration Day

The theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on 22 May 2020 is “Our solutions are in nature” As the global community is called to re-examine its relationship to the natural world, one thing is certain: despite all our technological advances we are completely dependent on healthy and vibrant ecosystems for our health, water, […]

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International Museum Day is celebrated on 18 May. In 2020 we  are celebrating the Sentinels of the South exhibit at Iziko museum in Cape Town that opened in December 2019. The Ecosystems of Antarctica, and the sub-Antarctic islands, such as South Africa’s Prince Edward Islands, are exceptionally important to understand our planet and its future. […]

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Amangile Sukwana, was born in a small rural town of Nqamakwe in the Eastern Cape and matriculated at Kayamandi High School (Stellenbosch) December 2007. After school he went on to study at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT – Cape Town) and graduated in Btech Internal Auditing. He is currently employed by the National […]

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23rd April is the United Nations World Book and Copyright day. The message for the year 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic is as follows: “Through reading and the celebration of World Book and Copyright Day, we can open ourselves to others despite distance. We can travel thanks to imagination. From April 1st to 23rd, UNESCO […]

AntarcticaArchivePhoto Gallery

Antarctica and the surrounding Southern Ocean are remote and endure a particularly harsh environment, being the coldest, windiest and driest place on Earth. The position the region is also globally unique because of an uninterrupted circumpolar circulation. The long-term accumulation of ice on Antarctica provides a record that retains a signal of past global changes […]

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South Africa’s geographical position at the southern tip of Africa has been a major factor determining its natural and human history as much as its climate past, present and future. The last 4 days of the 21- Day Journey will be an image exploration of sea, ice, bird, mammals and plants.         […]