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World Environment Day 2020

In Celebration of World Environment Day 2020 – 5 June 2020   The theme of this year’s World Environment Day on 5 June 2020 is Celebrate Biodiversity. We will be celebrating the scientific work done on the variety of plant and animal species, marine and terrestrial, within the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic region over the past […]

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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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The southern and Northern Lights always attract photographers. The featured image is a beautiful omega formation of the Aurora Phenomena across the sky taken by Morgan O”Kenney(SANAE47) in 2008. South Africa’s overwintering teams are able to experience this natural phenomenon during Wintertime at SANAE (South Africa National Antarctic Expedition) IV Station on Antarctica. The station […]

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What would you do if you have to spend more than a year in an isolated place?  Overwinterers at SANAE and on Marion and Gough Island tried their hand at writing poems.  On World Poetry day I had a look at the poems that were preserved on the digital archive of the Antarctic Legacy of […]

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Vrye Weekblad was at the Woordfees at Stellenbosch University,  Ria Olivier, Principal Investigator of Antarctic Legacy of South Africa met with a friend of ALSA Hanlie Gouws. (see video insert below) Hanlie published an extract of the diary of the first South African team in Antarctica last year in Vrye Weekblad with the 69th Anniversary […]

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This story bring together science and passion.. Stephen Peel of the Shackleton Brewing Company was on Seamester 2016. (Video available on Antarctic Legacy of South Africa digital  Archive) SEAmester introduces marine science as an applied and cross-disciplinary field to students. Its long‐term vision is aimed at building capacity within the marine sciences by co‐ordinating cross‐disciplinary research […]

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A ‘Conservation handbook ‘ (booklet), and ‘Management Plan for the Prince Edward Islands’ and ‘An Introductory guide to the Marion and Prince Edward Island Special Nature Reserves’  are available on the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa archive. Also preserved on the repository are the Prince Edward Island Management Committee meetings – these documents were made […]

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60 years ago South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) 1 left from Cape Town on the 3rd of December 1959 to only arrive on the 8th of January 1960 at Antarctic Ice Shelf. An article about the departure of SANAE 59 has just been posted on the SANAP website. After reading this article, compare that […]

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Miss Nicola Wilmot is Geography teacher at Sacred Heart College, who did her postgraduate studies through the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) and visited the South African National Antarctic Expedition station (SANAE IV) during the 2016/2017 summer take-over. She has a passion for the Antarctic Continent and likes to inspire the youth at her […]

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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 […]