Gough IslandheritageHistoryInternational Celebration Day

The International Day for Monuments and Sites known as World Heritage Day is an international observance held on 18 April each year. Gough and Inaccessible Islands  have been declared in 1995 World Heritage Site no 740 “The site, located in the south Atlantic, is one of the least-disrupted island and marine ecosystems in the cool […]


Anche Louw started as employee of ALSA many years ago and moved on to Co-Investigator of ALSA.  Anche is leaving the Antarctic community in official capacity but will always be part of the legacy. As overwintering team member on Marion Island as well as takeovers on Marion and at SANAE  and her great work within […]

FlagsheritageHistoryLegacyS.A.Agulhas II

The SA Agulhas II polar supply and research vessel was handed over to the South African government on 4 April  2012. The STX Rauma shipyard in Finland delivered the vessel to the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) now ( DFFE)during a ceremony yesterday. Representatives from the DEA as well as the Embassy of South Africa […]