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The S.A. Agulhas II will be on route to South Africa’s Antarctic station – SANAE IV, on the 7th of December 2017. Join us at East Pier (V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Harbour) where we will be waving off the new overwintering team (SANAE 57), take-over scientists and the maintenance team. Anché Louw, Antarctic Legacy of […]

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Yet another successful voyage into the sub-Antarctic waters. Yesterday, 11 October 2017, the Gough 62 Overwintering Team (see table below) returned safely from Gough Island. They left behind their medic, Tom McSherry, who will be replaced in January 2018. The welcoming ceremony was opened with a prayer by the chaplain of the take-over voyage, Sybrandt […]

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On Thursday, 07 September 2017, the ship will depart for Gough Island, where she will leave the new overwintering team. The new team went through a few weeks of team training, involving firefighting, cooking classes, team building etc. (see team activity photos below). The team is now fully prepared for their 13 months on this […]

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From Anché  Louw, John Cooper and Ria Olivier, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 22 June 2017

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Where:      Ilala Palm Lodge, 545 3rd Rd (corner Dr Swanepoel Rd), Montana, PRETORIA (see “Directions” below)  When:       Friday 23 June 2017 from @3pm till late Own cost:  Various excellent “braai” specials till @6pm (or A La Carte thereafter) e.g. 500g T-bone, pap, sous & salad @R55 (with double brandy & coke @R65) ** Drinks prices […]

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SANAP mammalogists work with an Antarctic seal among the sea ice of the Southern Ocean, with South Africa’s Antarctic research and supply ship, the S.A. Agulhas II, standing by In October last year researchers participating in the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) came together for a two-day strategic workshop to discuss a way forward […]

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The newly painted S.A. Agulhas II has 22 team members of the 74th Marion Overwintering team, a number of takeover scientists, as well as a photographic team from National Geographic on board. For all on-board this is indeed an exciting time ahead as they leave Cape Town today. It will take the ship 3-4 days […]

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The South African National Antarctic Programme, 2018 – 2020 The South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) invites applications to an OPEN CALL for a three-year funding cycle (2018-2020). All application materials must be submitted electronically via the NRF Online Submission System. All applications must be endorsed by the research office of the principal investigator before submission to the […]

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An Afrikaans article about two Marion Island Overwintering Team members. Janine and Stefan Schoombie were part of the 72nd Overwintering Team (2015 – 2016) on Marion Island. In this article they share more about their experiences during the 14 months on this cold, windy and wet sub-Antarctic island. Anché Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, […]

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The S.A. Agulhas II pulled in at East Pier, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront midday on the 7th of February this year. It has been a very successful year on the continent for the 55th SANAE Overwintering Team, as well as for scientists, maintenance team (returning later this month) and crew on-board the S.A. Agulhas II […]