antarctic

Antarctica: new frontier for South Africa’s ocean economy

Venturing into Antarctica could provide numerous economic benefits to South Africa. Norway and South Africa recently held a workshop to flesh out the potential...

Lewis Pugh in ‘world’s most dangerous swim’

The human polar bear is in the Antarctic to swim five consecutive 1km swims in waters as cold as -1.7°C to help draw attention to his campaign to have the Ross Sea declared a marine protected area.

South Africa, Malaysia sign science memorandum

Inclusive development, sustainable human settlements and Antarctic research are three of the areas where South Africa and Malaysia hope to interact under a new agreement which aims to foster a smart partnership between the countries, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom said last week.

South Africa, Malaysia sign science memorandum

Inclusive development, sustainable human settlements and Antarctic research are three of the areas where South Africa and Malaysia hope to interact under a new agreement which aims to foster a smart partnership between the countries, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom said last week.

Gallery: South Africa’s birdlife

South Africa is one of the world’s top birding destinations, with enthusiasts from around the globe travelling to feast their eyes on some of the 850+ species to be seen.
South African landscapes

Lewis Pugh, polar swimmer

It was in South Africa, where he moved from England as a boy, that Lewis Pugh began his ocean swimming love affair. Since then he has completed long-distance swims in all five oceans, including the sub-zero waters of the Arctic and Antarctic - wearing nothing but a speedo.

Unlocking Antarctica’s secrets

Antarctica is the southernmost, coldest, windiest, highest and most remote of the world's six continents. Since 1960, the South African Antarctic Programme has been working to protect this resource for future generations, and for the environmental health of the entire planet.