In this edition:

  • Sunsets on Antarctica
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Get to know the team’s SANSA (South African National Space Agency) HF Radar/ VLF Engineer – Mfezeko Rataza, who celebrated his birthday on 16 April.

What do you find most challenging about being in Antarctica?
Mfezeko: “The job involve learning about climbing techniques and rope work, because we have to go up these 30 meters antenna to service them whenever there is a breakage sometimes in very cold conditions ( -15 degrees). Imagine trying to tighten a nut with your bear hands when frostbite start to occur after 2-3 minutes exposure”.

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Images from S61 April Newsletter. “Fez (Mfezeko) with his SANSA team by the Antennas”.

Mfezeko Rataza_SANAE IV Birthday

Birthday Card to Mfezeko Rataza (S61 SANSA Engineer) from Antarctic Legacy of South Africa – 16 April 2022.


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Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, 01 June 2022

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