New Procedures for Plant and Animal Impact assessment published in Government Gazette

Procedures to be followed for the assessment and minimum criteria for reporting of identified...

Research and Research Funding opportunities 2020

2020 funding and research opportunities for scientists and researchers. See all the inks below and...

SANAE 59 – Day of departure to SANAE IV, Antarctica.

Over the past 60 years, South Africa has sent down an overwintering team to South Africa’s station...

SANAE 58 newsletter now available

The new SANAE 58  newsletter is now available on the ALSA archive. Read in this edition more...

Antarctic Season Launch – December 2019

One of the ways Gateway nations have employed to generate an interest in Antarctica has been to...

SANAE 360 degree material LIVE!

ALSA was granted the opportunity to visit the SANAE IV (4th South African National Antarctic...

SANAE 58 – Our current overwintering team

L-R (Back) :, Bongisipho Kuali - Bongisipho Kuali – Mechanical Engineer, Travis Duck - Physicist...

SCALExperiment Spring Cruise 2019 – meet the team leaders

The SCALExperiment Spring Cruise of 2019 has been a successful cruise so far, thanks to the chief...

SANAE IV October 2019 Newsletter now available

In this edition: Meet the Electrical Engineer of SANAE58 Mondays are skivvy days at base Weather...

Gough Island September/October 2019 Newsletter now available

In this edition: Meet the 65th Gough Island Overwintering Team The first birthday party of G65...

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

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S.A. Agulhas II

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Cape Town Gough Island Marion Island SANAE IV

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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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SANAE 58 newsletter now available

SANAE 58 newsletter now available

The new SANAE 58  newsletter is now available on the ALSA archive. Read in this edition more about Ewald Ferreira the communications engineer , weather at SANAE IV and...

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SANAE 58 newsletter now available

The new SANAE 58  newsletter is now available on the ALSA archive. Read in this edition more about Ewald Ferreira the communications engineer , weather at SANAE IV and volcanoes. Definitely appropriate as it is his birthday this month as well. Remember to wish...

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