NNR PARTICIPATES IN THE LAUNCH OF THE SEASON FOR NON-VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN AS PART OF MANDELA DAY CELEBRATIONS
The NNR participated in the launch event organised by the Unity Centre of Love and Light in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation on 23rd July 2015 at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Houghton. The campaign, launched for the first time in South Africa, is envisaged to create awareness of non-violent principles and practice as a powerful way to heal, transform and empower our lives and communities. NNR technical specialist Mr Wesley Damon made presentations to learners from Blue Eagle, Seana Marena, Aurora, Dr Vilakazi and Orlando West Secondary Schools. Ms Ela Ghandi, peace activist and granddaughter of the late Mahatma Ghandi, was the keynote speaker for the launch.
NNR CELEBRATES MANDELA DAY
In the spirit of remembering the great Nelson Mandela, the NNR and the South Africa Young Nuclear Professional (SAYNPS) visited the Kutullo Disability Centre in Letlhabile in Brits on 18 July 2015 and assisted with painting the centre and donating blankets for the less fortunate.
KOEBERG PUBLIC SAFETY INFORMATION FORUM
Thursday 25 June - Koeberg Visitors Centre Koeberg Nuclear Power Station 19:00
NNR convened a successful technical nuclear safety and security bilateral cooperation workshop with Rostechnadzor on 25-26 May 2015 in Brits, North West Province South Africa.
A Collaboration Meeting between the Regulatory Cooperation Forum and the European Commission Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation (INSC) took place in Brussels from 19-20 of May 2015
BILATERAL COOPERATION VISIT BY THE NNR TO THE UK OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REGULATION (ONR)
The NNR’s Chief Inspector , Mr Boikanyo Ntuane attended bilateral study visit to the UK ONR on 11-15 May 2015. During this visit Mr Ntuane interacted with ONR Civil Nuclear Security Programme Director and Deputy Director, Adrian Freer and Tom Parkhouse respectively and met with officials from the Department of Energy and Climate Change , Mr David Bligh and Mr Michael Sugden.
NNR Senior Manager, Mr Orion Phillips made presentations to 2nd and 3rd year Students in BSc Nuclear Science and Engineering at Wits University on 20 May 2015.
NNR SCHOOLS OUTREACH
On 20th March 2015, the NNR convened a successful Schools Outreach event targeting learners from previously disadvantaged schools from the Phelindaba, Soweto and Krugersdorp communities. 120 enthusiastic Grade 10-12 learners studying mathematics and science participated in an interactive educational programme at the NNR offices, in Centurion. NNR experts conducted interactive presentations on understanding radiation, careers in science and the roles and functions of the NNR.
NNR CEO Chairs the IAEA International Experts Meeting on Strengthening Research and Development Effectiveness in the Light of the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
As a member state of the IAEA, South Africa remains deeply supportive of initiatives aimed at strengthening the national and international nuclear safety and security landscape. NNR CEO, Dr M.B Tyobeka will be chairing...
SAFE NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY AND WASTE PROJECTS
The NNR regulates the safe use of materials and the operation of the Safari-1 Research reactor situated on the Pelindaba site in the magisterial district of Madibeng in the North-West Province
SAFE NUCLEAR POWER
South Africa has two nuclear power reactors situated on the Koeberg nuclear power station in the Western Cape where the NNR has a site office with full-time experts who inspect and monitor compliance with license conditions.
SAFE MINING AND MINERALS PROCESSING
The NNR monitors compliance with nuclear authorisations for mining and mineral processing facilities, scrap smelters, fertiliser manufactures, scrap processors, small users and service providers.
NNR CEO, Dr M.B Tyobeka presents the South African perspective in two technical sessions during the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's 27th Annual Regulatory Information Conference (RIC) which took place at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Rockville, MD.
NNR SCHOOLS OUTREACH
On 22 May 2015, the NNR conducted a successful schools outreach event targeting learners from previously disadvantaged schools from Welkom, Virginia and Odendaalrus communities. About 350 Grade 10-12 learners from 8 schools participated in the outreach event. The event was aimed at creating awareness about the NNR, understanding radiation as well as careers in the science field and was targeted at learners studying mathematics and science.