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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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“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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Every year at Christmaas overwintering team send Christmas wishes to station of other countries. This year the teams share their wishes with all in South Africa as well. SANAE 59 Marion 77 Gough66 Wishes from South Africa to all of you at our SANAP stations: “APECSSA would like to send Season’s Greetings to the overwintering […]

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In the last 6 years Christopher (Chris)  Jones and Michelle (Risi) Jones have spent more than 90% of their time on remote islands. “Our involvement in SANAP had a somewhat serendipitous beginning, starting in 2014 we worked on Gough Island for 13 months. Following soon after we decided we needed warm weather for a bit, […]

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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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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 […]

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South Africa’s geographical position at the southern tip of Africa has been a major factor determining its natural and human history as much as its climate past, present and future. The last 4 days of the 21- Day Journey will be an image exploration of sea, ice, bird, mammals and plants.         […]

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“They say food warms hearts. That seems pretty important on a small speck of an island in the middle of the vast South Atlantic Ocean”. Form Gough recipe Booklet “A big part of this year was sharing the preparation of the team meals. Some of us had never really done any cooking. Some were enthusiastic […]

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Communication is a crucial element of survival when you are based at one of the SANAP stations for more than a year. Previous there was no internet and communication was only by telex and radio. In the modern ear there are new options such as email, WhatsApp and more. BUT this will only be possible […]