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of South Africa’s Involvement in the Antarctic region through photographic, written, oral and other published and unpublished records in a public accessible repository (digital) archive to ensure that South Africa’s involvement in Antarctica, at the Prince Edward Islands, […]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

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South Africa’s National Women’s Day In the 60 years since the events of 1956, the phrase has come to represent women’s courage and strength in South Africa.  This day is celebrated to; Empowers Women, Raises Awareness An article by Morgan Seag writes a brief history of Women in Polar Research.  A Timeline of women in Antarctica […]

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World Environment Day 2020

In Celebration of World Environment Day 2020 – 5 June 2020   The theme of this year’s World Environment Day on 5 June 2020 is Celebrate Biodiversity. We will be celebrating the scientific work done on the variety of plant and animal species, marine and terrestrial, within the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic region over the past […]

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Bulldozers and their drivers are an essential part of Takeover at SANAE IV. Watch the video by Alexander Oelofse  of Interview of drivers during 2019-2020 Takeover  at SANAE IV on SANAP Website.  Below the 2019-2020 Drivers Takeover Team .    B: Thabang Tshupo, Bertus Roos, Andrew Kietzmann, Riaan Marx.   F:Thabo Thebe, Thato Mareme, Markus Viljoen. […]

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International Museum Day is celebrated on 18 May. In 2020 we  are celebrating the Sentinels of the South exhibit at Iziko museum in Cape Town that opened in December 2019. The Ecosystems of Antarctica, and the sub-Antarctic islands, such as South Africa’s Prince Edward Islands, are exceptionally important to understand our planet and its future. […]

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23rd April is the United Nations World Book and Copyright day. The message for the year 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic is as follows: “Through reading and the celebration of World Book and Copyright Day, we can open ourselves to others despite distance. We can travel thanks to imagination. From April 1st to 23rd, UNESCO […]