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 […]


   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 […]


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 […]


  South Africa / Norway Cooperation on Oceans Research including Blue Economy, Climate Change, the Environment and Sustainable Energy (SANOCEAN) Announcement of Norwegian Call for Applications for 2018 – 2023 Joint Projects South Africa and Norway have had a long standing partnership supporting joint research focusing on climate change, environment and sustainable energy (known as […]

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NRF SANAP SYMPOSIUM 2018 Participant Information Background:  The 5th SANAP Symposium will be hosted in Hermanus by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) from 13 to 16 August 2018. SANAP funds, administered by CPUT, will support certain travel expenses and up to three night’s accommodation for […]

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Daleen Koch (Stellenbosch University Business School) approached ALSA for help recently when she started her MBA (Masters in Business Administration) study on Leadership in Antarctica.  Her edited project description follows. A pioneering Antarctic leadership study is launched  by Daleen Koch For the first time overwintering expeditioners from Gough, Marion and SANAE are being invited to […]


The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa Project was invited by Hanlie Gouws of the Mountain Club of South Africa to give a talk to its Cape Town Section on the work that the project is undertaking. Anché Louw and I went to the section’s weekly meeting on Friday 8 July along with Hennie Louw (Sealer […]

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Feature photograph: South Africa’s Antarctic research and supply ship, the S.A. Agulhas II DJ Keyez of Voice of Wits FM (VO FM) interviewed Tracy Klarenbeek, Professional Officer, Knowledge Fields Development Directorate (KFD) in South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) last month.  The NRF manages the research at the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) which […]