International Women's Day 2023

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we came in contact with Tanganedzani “Tanga” Tshitavhe. She is an Assistant Meteorological Technician, for the South African Weather Service (SAWS), on the sub-Antarctic Marion Island. 

This is a strong woman, with passion for her work and the sub-Antarctic environment. She also has a great sense of humour. 

This is her message for all women out there:

“Today we celebrate the resilience, strength, grace, and beauty of women all around the world. On this day, let’s remember the importance of equity, work towards creating a more inclusive world, and honour the contributions and achievements of women”.

I mentioned she has a great sense of humour:

Today we are having a clear sky (sunshine) on Marion Island and as the Weather-Lady, here is a Sun pun. 😅


Why is the Sun not very heavy to carry?


Because it is very light 😂

Wishing you all a happy International Women’s Day day filled with joy and laughter. 

Text and photos supplied by: Tanganedzani Tshitavhe (Marion79)

Edited: Anche Louw, South African Polar Research Infrastructure (Data, Products and Society Node), 08 March 2023. 

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