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International Archives day is celebrated on 9 June 2019: Designing the Archives in the 21st Century We would like to think that Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA) is putting people at the centre of our archive. ALSA is based on an on-going digital based archive at the Stellenbosch University. The ALSA archive aims to […]

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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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Antarctica, Anche Louw, Ria Olivier

ALSA received the opportunity to visit the SANAE IV (South African National Antarctic Expedition) Station in the first two weeks of January. Anché and I left to accomplish the task of gathering as much information as possible of the current research station, as well as the rich history of South Africa’s involvement on the Antarctic […]

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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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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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Stellenbosch University, Science in Contect, Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science at Stellenbosch University added a new compulsory module, ‘Science in Context’ to be completed by all first year BSc students. The purpose of the module is to expose students to the benefits of integrating knowledge from different disciplines, when approaching scientific topics (also see video below). This will enforce students to […]

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World Heritage Day, South Africa, Marion Island, Antarctica, Maps

World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind. Protecting and preserving this valuable asset demands the collective efforts of the international community. This special day offers an opportunity to raise the public’s awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as draw attention […]

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Marion Island, Meteorology, Weather, Sub-Antarctic

Promoting South Africa’s involvement in the sub-Antarctic (Marion Island) Why is meteorological data collected on Marion Island? Anché Louw (ALSA) interviewed Mr. Rian Smit (Senior Forecaster at the South African Weather Service) before he got onto the S.A. Agulhas II, which departed to Marion Island on the 7th of April 2018. He will be training […]