Bulldozers and their drivers an integral part to a SANAE takeover period

Watch the amazing video by Alexander Oeloefse made during the 2019 -2020 takeover period at SANAE...

Sunday Science: SANAP Research Funding Instrument – NRF

It is nearing the end of the 2018-2020 research cycle within the SANAP funding instrument and new...

Saturday Student: Liezel Rudolph

Liezel (Elizabeth) Rudolph obtained her Geography BSc and Honours degrees at the University of...

Friday Freelancer: Otto Whitehead

Otto Whitehead is an ecologist who enjoys making films about people and nature. The Antartic...

Wednesday Women: Michelle Greve

I grew up in Hermannsburg, a small village in KwaZulu-Natal, which has a school, lots of space to...

Monday Men: David Hedding

David William Hedding was born in Johannesburg and grew in Benoni on the East Rand (please don’t...

Marion Relief Voyage makes History

It is the first time in the history of the National Antarctic Programme of South Africa(SANAP)...

African Scientists Knowledge Directory

With funding from the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) of South Africa, the...

Gough Island Newsletter Issue 3 – Now available

In this edition: So what does a Meteorological Technician do? So close, yet so far... Living on a...

S. A. Agulhas II sailed into Cape Town Harbour on 3 May 2012

On the 3rd of May 8 years ago the S.A. Agulhas II arrived at East Pier. See the video on the...

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SANAE IV

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

Gough Island

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

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

S.A. Agulhas II

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

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As a biodiversity hotspot, scientific activities in Antarctica, the islands and the Southern Ocean have never been more exciting.

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Saturday Student: Liezel Rudolph

Saturday Student: Liezel Rudolph

Liezel (Elizabeth) Rudolph obtained her Geography BSc and Honours degrees at the University of Pretoria, and a MSc at Rhodes University. She also has a PGCE from UNISA, which...

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Friday Freelancer: Otto Whitehead

Friday Freelancer: Otto Whitehead

Otto Whitehead is an ecologist who enjoys making films about people and nature. The Antartic Legacy of South Africa(ALSA) shows his video’s during public lectures and South...

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