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The Antarctic Legacy of South Africa’s (ALSA) aim is to preserve and promote the legacy. Before the project started in 2009 many issues concerning the history, sociology, and influence of South Africa’s involvement in the Antarctic region lie largely frozen under a mountain of unsorted information, access. Since then the project made a large amount […]

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Ben Sciocatti passed away on 15 August and a service was held on Saturday 31 October 2020 by family and friends. Ben was known for the parrot Grietjie that he took with him to Marion Island. Listen to his interview with Ria Olivier in 2016 of how Grietjie became part of Marion22 and read article […]

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2020 World Maritime Day theme is “Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet” With the connection of Antarctica, the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa highlights the vessels that crossed  the Southern Ocean to Antarctica. South Africa has a long maritime history and a long history as the Gateway to Antarctica via the Southern Ocean.  Today we […]

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Living heritage is the foundation of all communities and an essential source of identity and continuity. The South African National Antarctic Programme is such a community within South Africa.                                        To celebrate our polar heritage on Heritage […]

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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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SCAR 2020 Online have a session on Antarctic Heritage: “2020 is the two hundredth anniversary of the first human interactions with the Antarctic continent. This session included presentations on all aspects of research and management related to the human heritage of Antarctic activity. The session was closely linked to those on Antarctic and Southern Ocean […]

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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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Expand the Knowledge of our Children. Day 2 takes our younger generation on a short journey to learn more about the Antarctic region and South Africa’s involvement. On Saturdays ALSA will try and expand our kidz knowledge of the world around them. ALSA compiled a activity booklet. This booklet can be used for different age groups. […]

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South Africans’ journey through lockdown for COVID-19 starts today and ALSA will retrieve a few items from the Legacy Archive and post these on the ALSA website and, Facebook. ALSA hopes this will provide a few minutes of entertainment  during this crisis. Our first article is the film produced for the National Research Foundation with […]