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Representatives of 12 nations met regularly in Washington from mid-1958 until early 1959 to discuss the proposals and draft a treaty. On the 1st of December, 1959, the Antarctic Treaty was signed by government representatives of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, the then USSR, the UK and the USA. […]

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Third Polar Data Forum

ALSA’s Principal Investigator/Archivist is currently in Helsinki, attending the Third Polar Data Forum. The theme of the conference is: Let polar data holders get together and make more use of data. Ria is presenting a talk today in the Data Management for Polar Social Science and Humanities Session on the importance of data management within […]

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If your work is something that you look forward to, you are a very lucky human being. We have to attend conferences to tell other countries about South Africa’s Legacy in the Antarctic and to learn what other countries within the SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) community are doing. It is a huge honour […]

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ALSA’s Principal Investigator, Ria Olivier, and co-investigator, Anché Louw, both now members of the South Africa National Committee for the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), under Social Sciences and Humanities Standing Committee of SCAR. Please refer to this article for more information on the South African National Committee for SCAR. More on ALSA’s representation at […]

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We are very excited to announce that one of the founding members of the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Prof Steven Chown, will be giving a lecture at Stellenbosch University on the 5th of March 2019, Room 2020 (Natural Science Building). He will also give a lecture at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute Auditorium, […]

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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 […]

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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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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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The Publication “Die Wit Horison” was written in Afrikaans by Dr André le Roux van der Merwe, Medical Doctor of SANAE 1 – South Africa’s first Antarctic expedition of 1959-1961.  Until now, this has meant that the book has only been accessible to Afrikaans readers and not to wider national and international audiences. The text […]

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Promoting South Africa’s involvement in the Antarctic Region. Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA) will be supplying flyers to all interested Universities for Open Days. These flyers are to be placed at the University Departments or Faculties stalls with a current involvement in the Antarctic Region (including Antarctica, the Southern Ocean and the sub-Antarctic Regions […]