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Henry Valentine has been selected as one of two recipients of the inaugural COMNAP (Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs) Chairman’s Medal, in recognition of his work as COMNAP MNAP and as Director of the South African National Antarctic Program over many years. This award was announced at the first plenary session of the […]


South Africa National Heritage month is celebrated during September and with International Polar week falling in the same month, ALSA came up with a perfect “celebration slogan”: Celebrating South Africa’s Polar Heritage. ALSA will be celebrating South Africa’s Polar Heritage in collaboration with the JS Gericke Library, Stellenbosch University and Iziko Museum of South Africa, […]


  Henriëtte Swart, Acting Senior Director, JS Gericke Library accepts an Antarctic book from Patrick Morant A donation of books received recently by the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa from Patrick Morant was handed over to the JS Gericke Library at Stellenbosch University in a small function on Wednesday last week.  This is the second collection […]

AntarcticPreserveSouthern OceanSub-Antarctic

The first and main aim of our project is to preserve South Africa’s rich involvement in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions. In order to fulfil this never-ending task we collect and store the stories, memories, photographs and other documents pertaining to South Africans in the Antarctic and on the sub-Antarctic islands since the turn of […]