Department of Environmental Affairs to host the SA Agulhas II Open Day

23 June 2017


The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will once again host the SA Agulhas II Open Day taking place on the 24th of June 2017, at the East Pier Quay, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

The SA Agulhas II is a state of the art polar research and supply vessel, and plays a crucial role in support of the country’s involvement in Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic Islands, carrying out research of national interest in the Southern Ocean. The Open Day gives the public an opportunity to explore the ship and the Department’s work in the oceans and coastal environment. Visitors will go on a guided tour of the vessel and enjoy exhibitions and displays by DEA , various stakeholders and institutions.

Details of the SA Agulhas Open Day are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 24th June 2017

Time: 09:00 – 15:00

Venue: East Pier Quay, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

To RSVP, contact:

Asithandile Sthongana
Tel: 021 814 8064 /

Tshego Letshwiti
Te;l: 076 307 9634 /

For all media enquiries, contact:

Zolile Nqayi
Cell: 082 898 6483 /