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 […]

FlagsheritageHistoryLegacyS.A.Agulhas II

The SA Agulhas II polar supply and research vessel was handed over to the South African government on 4 April  2012. The STX Rauma shipyard in Finland delivered the vessel to the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) now ( DFFE)during a ceremony yesterday. Representatives from the DEA as well as the Embassy of South Africa […]

heritageHistoryLegacyMarion Island

On 18 March 2011 the new base at Marion Island was officially opened in a ceremony on the island.  The official opening took place on the evening of the 18th, commencing with the National Anthem.  Following a welcome, a technical background talk was given by Fred Johnston, Cape Town Regional Manager of the National Department of Public […]