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There are five official gateway cities to Antarctica from where ships and aircrafts travel to and from Antarctica. These cities are: Hobart (Australia), Punta Arenas (Chile), Christchurch (New Zealand), Ushuaia (Argentina) and Cape Town (South Africa). Currently a project called ‘Antarctic Cities and the Global Commons’ are studying the ‘relationship of three key Antarctic gateway […]

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A solstice can be defined in a number of ways but few really explain the mechanics of the phenomenon. Firstly, a solstice can be said to be either of the times each year when the sun is furthest from the equator. It is also the time when the sun is vertically above the Tropic of […]

Choosing our Future: Antarctic Science in a Global Setting  by Steven L Chown School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom   The Paris Agreement has changed views on how much can be done to improve the way humans interact with our world. The Sustainable Development […]

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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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It is with great thoughts that we say goodbye to a colleague, advisor and researcher. Emeritus Professor David W.H. Walton, PhD passed away suddenly on 12 February 2019 at the age of 73.  ALSA extends its sympathies to his widow, Sharon, who helped him with much of his Antarctic work. Photo Credit: British Antarctic Survey […]

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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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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 […]

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South Africa’s rich involvement in the Antarctic is preserved by means of documents, personal narratives, photographs etc. Over the past few years Antarctic Legacy of South Africa has been collecting these documents, personal narratives, photographs etc. for archival purposes. In most cases material needs to be digitised and can only then be uploaded onto the ALSA […]

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   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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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 […]