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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 Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE).

SANAE IV

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

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

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

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Celebrating Youth Day!

Celebrating Youth Day today – Highlighting the school learners that attended the S.A. Agulhas II Open Day in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape. The Open Day was hosted by the Department of...

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