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»47th Sanae Expedition returns
2 March 2009 from Sanap Headquarters
At 10:00 on Monday, 2nd March 2009, the SANAE 47 expedition was returned to South Africa by the DCO Adriaan Dreyer, after having departed for Antarctica 15 months earlier aboard the SA Agulhas.  Mr Henry Valentine, Director: Antarctica & Islands, was there to personally welcome each team member back and to express his thanks for a job well done

I am sure that they are very happy to be with friends, family, fresh food and better weather again. These are some of the moments of their arrival in Cape Town...

Sanae 47 arrives in Cape Town
Mr. Henry Valentine (Director: Antarctica and Islands) welcoming back the Sanae 47 Expedition Leader, Ross Hofmeyr. On the left is Mr. Adriaan Dreyer (DCO) who led the Relief Voyage.

Sanae 47 Team and Deat Personnel
The last photo of the team together.

Fltr: Llewellyn Kriedemann (Radar Engineer), Saziso Nginda (Electrical Engineer), Morgan O'Kennedy (Cosmic Ray Engineer), Adriaan Dreyer (Relief voyage DCO), Richard Duncan (Diesel Mechanic), Henry Valentine (Director: Antarctica and Islands), Ross Hofmeyr (Expedition Leader and Doctor), Chuma Phamoli (Deputy Director), Gerhard Laubscher (Communication Engineer), Daleen Koch (IPY Engineer), Anton van Zyl (Mechanical Engineer), Santjie du Toit (Meteorologist) and Neels Fourie (Diesel Mechanic).


Each Team member setting foot om Home soil! (Click to view or download large version)






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