ALSA would like to wish you a very happy birthday on Gough Island. Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 02 January 2019.
ALSA would like to wish you a very happy birthday on Gough Island. Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 30 December 2018.
South Africa’s rich involvement in the Antarctic is preserved by means of documents, personal narratives, photographs etc. Over the past few years Antarctic Legacy of South Africa has been collecting these documents, personal narratives, photographs etc. for archival purposes. In most cases material needs to be digitised and can only then be uploaded onto the ALSA […]
ALSA would like to wish you a very happy birthday on Gough Island. Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, 01 November 2018.
Correspondence from a member of the 3rd Biological expedition to Marion Island (29th Marion Overwintering Team, 1972 to 1973) with Johan Grobbelaar, Valdon Smith and Anthony de Villiers. Dane Gerneke a member to this expedition made contact with us. Via the worldwide web, Dropbox and zip files, we were able to get his images. These […]
The 63rd Gough Island overwintering compiled a book with all the recipes used during their year on the island. Thanks to Jaimie Cleeland and Kate Lawrence (RSPB Field Assistants) they made contact with ALSA just in time for some final touch-ups and printing. When the team arrived on Saturday, 13 October 2018, each team member […]
ALSA has been privileged to spend some time with the 64th Gough Island Overwintering Team during team training. Having met the team, we feel some connection with these guys that will be contributing to South Africa’s Antarctic Legacy. Today is one of the Meteorologists on the team’s birthday and we would like to wish him […]
He overwintered on Marion Island (2015-2016) as part of Marion72, to collect data for his Master’s degree in Geomorphology. He is once again appointed as a Marion Island field assistant, part of Marion75 (2018-2019), watch this video to see what Abu is doing on Marion Island. Also, read the first newsletter of M75 and meet […]
The 75th Marion Island Overwintering team has been alone on the island for 1 month. Listen to this interview with Mr Mathibela Selepe (Department of Environmental Affairs, Chief Communications Officer), sharing more info regarding the role of the team’s Communications Engineer, Bukelwa Mavis Lekhesa. See here for a list of team members on the 75th […]
Promoting South Africa’s involvement in the sub-Antarctic (Marion Island) Why is meteorological data collected on Marion Island? Anché Louw (ALSA) interviewed Mr. Rian Smit (Senior Forecaster at the South African Weather Service) before he got onto the S.A. Agulhas II, which departed to Marion Island on the 7th of April 2018. He will be training […]