REGULATORY COOPERATION FORUM (RCF) VISITS THE VIENAMESE AGENCY FOR RADIATION AND NUCLEAR SAFETY
NNR SENIOR OFFICIALS PARTICIPATE AT THE 28TH ANNUAL USNRC REGULATORY INFORMATION CONFERENCE (RIC) IN THE USA
NNR CHIEF NUCLEAR SECURITY ADVISOR, MR BOIKANYO LEKGATLE NTUANE HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO REPRESENT SOUTH AFRICA ON THE NUCLEAR SECURITY GUIDANCE COMMITTEE (NSGC)
The Nuclear Security Guidance Committee (NSGC) is a standing body of senior representatives in the area of nuclear security, open to all Member States. It is established to make recommendations to the Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (Deputy Director General) on the development and review of the Nuclear Security Series publications. The objective is to significantly contribute to greater transparency, consensus, quality, coherence and consistency by engaging more Member States in the development of international publications for nuclear security.
IAEA DIRECTOR GENERAL MR YUKIYA AMANO APPOINTS NNR CEO DR MZUBANZI BISMARK TYOBEKA TO THE INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR SAFETY GROUP (INSAG)
NNR CEO, Dr Mzubanzi Bismark Tyobeka has been appointed in his personal capacity as a member of the International Nuclear Safety Group (INSAG). The appointment was made official by the IAEA Director General Mr Yukiya Amano on 29 February 2016 and is effective immediately. The International Nuclear Safety Group (INSAG) is a group of experts with high professional competence in the field of safety working in regulatory organizations, research and academic institutions and the nuclear industry. INSAG is convened under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with the objective to provide authoritative advice and guidance on nuclear safety approaches, policies and principles. In particular, INSAG will provide recommendations and opinions on current and emerging nuclear safety issues to the IAEA, the nuclear community and the public.
NNR CEO, DR M.B TYOBEKA CO-CHAIRS THE IAEA HOSTED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMAN AND ORGANIZATIONAL ASPECTS OF ASSURING NUCLEAR SAFETY
VALUING DEDICATION AND RECOGNISING EMPLOYEE EFFORT IS A TOP PRIORITY FOR THE NNR. CEO, DR TYOBEKA LAUNCHES A NEW EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION INITIATIVE.
NNR PARTICIPATED IN THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON LICENSING CHALLENGES IN RESPECT OF NUCLEAR SECURITY HELD AT THE IAEA VIENNA ON 07-11 Dec 2015
NNR PARTICIPATES IN NUCLEAR SAFETY COOPERATION WORKSHOP WITH SWEDISH RADIATION SAFETY AUTHORITY (SSM)FROM 25-27 NOVEMBER 2015
NNR PARTICIPATES IN NUCLEAR SAFETY COOPERATION WORKSHOP WITH STUK (FINLAND) FROM 23-24 NOVEMBER 2015.
On Tuesday, 24th November 2015, the NNR conducted a 16 Days of Activism silent protest in support and promotion of non-violence against women and children. NNR staff walked in silent protest around the Eco Glades Office Park displaying messages of support on non-violence against women and children. The NNR takes this time to reflect and take action against gender based violence.
THE NNR UNDERTAKES A SUCCESSFUL TECHNICAL NUCLEAR SAFETY BILATERAL STUDY WORKSHOP TO THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA FROM 09-12 NOVEMBER 2015.
A team of NNR technical experts and management staff convened a successful bilateral study workshop with the National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) of the People’s Republic of China (NNSA) from 09 – 12 November 2015 in Beijing China.
NNR HOSTS INTRODUCTORY MEETING WITH SPECIAL NUCLEAR ENVOY OF FRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS HOLLANDE
Mr Pascal Colombani, paid a courtesy visit to the National Nuclear Regulator on Friday 06th November 2015. Mr Colombani is a special nuclear envoy of the French President Francois Hollande, to South Africa. The purpose of his week-long visit to South Africa was to introduce himself to all nuclear stakeholders in the country. Mr Colombani, accompanied by a delegation from the French companies, AREVA and EDF, and officials from the French Embassy in Pretoria, met the NNR CEO Dr Bismark Tyobeka and members of the NNR Executive management at the NNR Headquarters in Centurion.
NNR CONTINUES TO ACHIEVE THECLEAN AUDIT AWARD FOR TWO YEARS IN A ROW
SOUTH AFRICA HOSTED THE IAEA REGIONAL MEETING TO PROMOTE THE JOINT CONVENTION ON THE SAFETY OF SPENT FUEL MANAGEMENT AND ON THE SAFETY OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT TO MEMBER STATES IN AFRICA
NNR CONDUCTS NUCLEAR SECURITY READINESS EXERCISE AT THE NUCLEAR ENERGY CORPORATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (NECSA)
The NNR performed a tabletop nuclear security exercise at NECSA on 22nd October 2015. Part of specific objectives of the exercise was to evaluate detection, prevention and response in respect to policy, plans and procedures; classification and declaration of Nuclear Security event; clarification of roles and responsibilities across responding organisations in terms of the nuclear security plan; as well as communication and response time during an emergency.Both physical security and nuclear security measures were also tested.
NNR CEO Dr Tyobeka delivered a keynote address at the Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology held at the North West University Mafikeng Campus.
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.