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Marine Sciences is a new subject in the FET phase (Grade 10 to Grade 12), offered at a handful of South African public schools. One of the previous Marion Island overwintering team members (ornithological field assistant of the 61st and 70th Marion Island overwintering teams – M61 Team Photo and M70 Team Photo) and recipient […]

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4 January 1948 – Lieutenant-Commander John Fairbairn clambers ashore on Prince Edward Island and claims it for South Africa. Following the occupation of Marion Island on 29 December 1947, Lieutenant-Commander John Fairbairn, Captain of the frigate H.M.S.A.S. Transvaal, is landed by “crayfish dinghy” after being towed by the ship’s motor boat into Cave Bay on […]

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On 29 December 1947 the H.M.S.A.S. Transvaal makes a landing at Marion Island. Lieutenant-Commander John Fairbairn (o/c H.M.S.A.S. Transvaal) and Petty Officer Steward Henry Schott go ashore on Boulder Beach, Marion Island from the ship’s motor boat at 11h32 on 29 December 1947. After building a small rock cairn with a metal Union of South […]

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Personnel at SANAE IV (South African National Antarctic Expedition Station), on Marion Island, and on Gough Island wish everyone a happy festive season. Previous team members, friends and family of current team members, and the other Antarctic and sub-Antarctic stations also wish the South African teams a Merry Christmas.   See below some messages written […]

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Antarctic Legacy of South Africa (ALSA) is pleased to announce that the project is going full steam ahead for another 3 years . Detailed information of the South African National Antarctic Programme  (SANAP) funded projects will feature throughout the year on the SANAP website. At the beginning of the year, we would like  to invite […]

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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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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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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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Amangile Sukwana, was born in a small rural town of Nqamakwe in the Eastern Cape and matriculated at Kayamandi High School (Stellenbosch) December 2007. After school he went on to study at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT – Cape Town) and graduated in Btech Internal Auditing. He is currently employed by the National […]

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The southern and Northern Lights always attract photographers. The featured image is a beautiful omega formation of the Aurora Phenomena across the sky taken by Morgan O”Kenney(SANAE47) in 2008. South Africa’s overwintering teams are able to experience this natural phenomenon during Wintertime at SANAE (South Africa National Antarctic Expedition) IV Station on Antarctica. The station […]