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 […]

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International Meteorology Day is celebrated on 23 March every year and it is an opportunity to appreciate the efforts made in the field of meteorology and weather forecasting, as well as to raise awareness about climate change and its impact on our planet.  The theme for World Meteorological Day in 2024 is “At the frontline of […]

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The S.A. Agulhas made news on 30 January 2024 when the ship was officially handed over to JS Maritime on Tuesday during an on-board ceremony attended by transport minister Sindisiwe Chikunga. The S.A. Agulhas was South Africa’s polar research vessel. She was in service for more than thirty years (1978 – April 2012) and has […]