International Antarctic Day is celebrated on the 1st December. On this day in 1959 the Antarctic Treaty was signed and  South Africa was one of the original 12 treaty countries. Since 1959 South Africa has been part of this treaty and we have a presence on the continent with our overwintering teams at our station. 10% of our planet is set aside to “forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes in the interest of mankind”. 

In celebration we share this incredible footage taken by Eduan Teich of Ultimate Heli during the 2019/2020 takeover at SANAE IV. This silent footage will enhance the feeling of setting foot on this remote continent.

© South African National Antarctic Programme • Managed and administered by Antarctic Legacy of South Africa • Photo Credits
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