Marion IslandNews

For many years I have often been asked who is commemorated by the white cross without an inscription that is embedded in a bank above Boulder Beach close to Marion Island’s old base.  Inquiries of old team members by the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa have not borne fruit other than to discover it has […]


Will South Africa celebrate Antarctic Day today? South Africa is one of the 12 original signatories to the Antarctic Treaty adopted in 1959 and is a founder member of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).  The Antarctic Treaty was drafted to ensure that no dispute arises over the ownership of Antarctica. Antarctica Day Antarctica Day was […]


The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa’s website goes live today – the 1st of December – fittingly on international Antarctica Day. What is ALSA? The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa is a National Research Foundation-funded project that forms part of the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP).  ALSA aims to collect and archive electronically photographs […]