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The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa is saddened to report the recent passing of Theo van Wyk, one of the team members of SANAE 1. Theo van Wyk was the youngest member of SANAE 1 and has been appointed as a meteorologist.  He was a scientific assistant in mechanical engineering at the Council for Scientific […]

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Midwinter on the 21st of June is the main celebration of the year in Antarctica on most national bases. It comes in the middle of winter on the shortest day of the year outside the Antarctic Circle and at the pivot point of the period of continuous darkness inside the Antarctic Circle. Midwinter is the […]

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The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa Archive want to build a comprehensive digital archive as possible. There will always be gaps where images and documents have been lost. Below we thank John Woodhull to share his memories and images with ALSA. These images will be added to the archive and therefore his involvement will now […]

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Peter Persicaner  lived in South Africa (Port Elizabeth and Cape Town) for most of his life , and from an early age developed a passion for islands in the South Atlantic and Antarctica and the ships that served them. I visited Tristan da Cunha and spent a week on the island in 2006 , while […]

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“Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.” International Museum Day 2021: “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine” Today we highlight the marine mammal exhibition at Bayworld in Port Elizabeth  and the connection to the sub-Antarctic seals. “The Port Elizabeth Museum […]

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This past Sunday, the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa(ALSA) celebrated World Heritage Day but on the same day, a fire started on Table Mountain and spread towards the University of Cape Town(UCT). Several buildings were damaged and a devasting loss is that of some of the special collections of UCT Libraries. “This is indeed a […]

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On the 18th April 2021 we observe World Heritage Day which seeks to spread awareness of our rich cultural diversity and highlight the importance of preserving our heritage. The importance and purpose of celebrating World Heritage Day is to educate the younger generation to establish their legacy, respect our diverse cultures and preserve global heritage […]

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A partnership between the NGO BirdLife South Africa, the South African Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment and the Mouse-Free Marion Non-Profit Company is working towards the eradication of introduced House Mice on Marion Island.  The Mouse-Free Marion Project is raising funds to eradicate the albatross-killing mice in the winter of 2023, as described […]

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The overall aim of the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA) project is to preserve the legacy of South Africa’s Involvement in the Antarctic region through photographic, written, oral and other published and unpublished records in a public accessible repository (digital) archive to ensure that South Africa’s involvement in Antarctica, at the Prince Edward Islands, […]

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Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA) is pleased to announce that the project is going full steam ahead for another 3 years . Detailed information of the South African National Antarctic Programme  (SANAP) funded projects will feature throughout the year on the SANAP website. At the beginning of the year, we would like  to invite […]