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The Zoological Society of Southern Africa (ZSSA) presents an annual award for the most outstanding third-year and Honours students in Zoology at each of the South African universities. At Stellenbosch University, on 29 June 2022, the Department of Botany and Zoology had the opportunity to present the prizes to awardees of 2021, at the first […]

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On 18 March 2011 the new base at Marion Island was officially opened in a ceremony on the island.  The new base was built over a number of years adjacent to the old base. A special voyage of the S.A. Agulhas was laid on to take invited guests, including university researchers and media, south for […]

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Anche Louw, ALSA’s Co-Investigator and Communicator, has completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Further Education and Training Teaching (PGCE), at Stellenbosch University in 2021, which will be incorporated in the Antarctic Legacy of South Africa’s (ALSA) activities. This 1-year certificate requires students to do a two-week observation, at a school of their choice, […]

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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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On July 28 annually, World Nature Conservation Day acknowledges that a healthy environment is the foundation for a stable and healthy society.   “Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of manking” – Gifford Pinchot.” This year we highlight the conservation of the  Prince Edward Islands. ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION ACT 73 […]

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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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International Museum Day is celebrated on 18 May. In 2020 we  are celebrating the Sentinels of the South exhibit at Iziko museum in Cape Town that opened in December 2019. The Ecosystems of Antarctica, and the sub-Antarctic islands, such as South Africa’s Prince Edward Islands, are exceptionally important to understand our planet and its future. […]

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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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At 2160 km south of Cape Town, the Prince Edward  Islands are the southernmost part of South Africa. The Prince Edward Islands consist of Marion Island  and Prince Edward Island (46°36’S, 37°57’E). Prince Edward Island, 19 km to the north-east of Marion, has an area of about 45 km2 and its highest peak is 672 […]