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Marine Sciences is a new subject in the FET phase (Grade 10 to Grade 12), offered at a handful of South African public schools. One of the previous Marion Island overwintering team members (ornithological field assistant of the 61st and 70th Marion Island overwintering teams – M61 Team Photo and M70 Team Photo) and recipient […]

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Personnel at SANAE IV (South African National Antarctic Expedition Station), on Marion Island, and on Gough Island wish everyone a happy festive season. Previous team members, friends and family of current team members, and the other Antarctic and sub-Antarctic stations also wish the South African teams a Merry Christmas.   See below some messages written […]

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South Africa has been a gateway to Antarctica since early days and many vessels have since departed from Cape Town Harbour as well as Simon’s Town Harbour. South Africa maintain a presence on Antarctica since 1959, below SANAE IV Base, read more about it on the SANAP website and browse through the images on the […]

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of South Africa’s Involvement in the Antarctic region through photographic, written, oral and other published and unpublished records in a public accessible repository (digital) archive to ensure that South Africa’s involvement in Antarctica, at the Prince Edward Islands, […]

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Celebrating your birthday on Antarctica is always a special occasion. Christopher Gray celebrated his birthday on 27 January, with team members and take-over personnel. Christopher is the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) VLF and RADAR Engineer of the 60th South African National Antarctic Expedition Station (SANAE IV) Overwintering team (2021).   Christopher has been […]

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The First South African to reach the South Pole was Hannes La Grange on 19 January 1957 as part of the Commonwealth Trans Antarctic Expedition. Hannes la Grange was also the first leader of an overwintering team to Antarctica (SANAE 1). “On 19 January we saw the American South Pole  Station ahead of us. We […]

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ALSA visiting the SANAE IV station We are very excited to be able to finally share more images of ALSA’s trip to the South African National Antarctic Station, SANAE IV. The first leg of the trip was the departure from Cape Town International to The White Desert Wolf’s Fang Runway, with the Gulfstream G550 jet. […]

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The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa archive’s aim is to create a comprehensive repository as possible of South Africa’s involvement in the Antarctic region. In celebrating Antarctic Day take a tour through the repository an see the documents on the Antarctic Treaty. Browse and see the many images taken by overwinter team members, takeover personnel, […]