International Museum Day

Free entrance to Iziko Museums of South Africa today, 18 May 2022. Visit the Sentinels of the...

Inaugural Lecture of SANAP PI, Prof Annie Bekker, on 12 May 2022

Prof Annie Bekker is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the Department of Mechanical and...

News from Gough Island – the second issue of the G67 Bunting is out!

The current overwintering team on Gough Island, Gough 67, compiled their second newsletter. What...

Today in history: the brand new S.A. Agulhas II arrives in Cape Town

On this day, 03 May 2012, the newly built South African vessel, the S.A. Agulhas II, arrived in...

The Endurance Newsletter – NEWS from SANAE61

The second SANAE61 newsletter is out! In this edition: Get a quick catch-up from The Endurance...

Voyage 051 – S.A. Agulhas II to Marion Island

The S.A. Agulhas II departed from East Pier, V&A Waterfront on her annual Marion Island relief...

SAPRI Science Engagement Planning Workshop

The first face-to-face SAPRI Science Engagement planning meeting was organised and hosted by the...

World Meteorology Day 2022

Meteorological and oceanographic (met-ocean) data supplied by the South African Weather Service...

S.A. Agulhas II chartered for the world’s most challenging and successful shipwreck search

Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship, The Endurance was crushed and sank to the ocean floor, in the...

International Women’s Day 2022

The theme for this year's International Women's Day is "Break the Bias". This year we are...

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S.A. Agulhas II

S.A. Agulhas II is a South African ice breaking polar supply and research ship owned by the DEA.

SANAE IV

The first South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) departed in 1959.

Marion Island

The Marion base is used mainly for environmental/biological research, and weather data collection.

Gough Island

South Africa has been operating a weather station on Gough Island since 1956.

SANAE IV

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International Museum Day

International Museum Day

Free entrance to Iziko Museums of South Africa today, 18 May 2022. Visit the Sentinels of the South Exhibition at Iziko Museum of South Africa, Cape Town. This exhibition will...

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International Museum Day

Free entrance to Iziko Museums of South Africa today, 18 May 2022. Visit the Sentinels of the South Exhibition at Iziko Museum of South Africa, Cape Town. This exhibition will give you insight into the history, discoveries, and current role of South Africa’s Antarctic...

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