NNR focuses on strengthening bilateral cooperation relationships with international counterparts to enhance technical cooperation in nuclear safety.
On 19 and 20 September 2018, the NNR delegation led by CEO Dr Tyobeka met with bilateral counterparts from the National Atomic Energy Agency of the Republic of Poland (PAA), Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and Nuclear Safety Administration of China (NNSA) respectively. The meetings reflected on experiences of working together and discussed future themes and practical programmes for collaboration among counterparts.
NNR’s CNSS Director, Dr Margaret Mkhosi participated in the panel discussion “Inspiring Women Working in Nuclear Science and Technology” during the 62nd IAEA General Conference.
The session chair commended South Africa for its leading role in advancing Women in the nuclear field. Dr Mkhosi, shared key insights and initiatives undertaken by Women in Nuclear South Africa and reinforced South Africa’s commitment to assisting other African member states to advance women in nuclear programmes in their respective countries.
NNR Strengthens bilateral cooperation with USNRC
On 18 September 2018, the NNR delegation led by the Board Chairperson Dr. Thapelo Motshudi met the USNRC's new Executive Director Ms. Maggie Doane along the margins of the 62nd IAEA General Conference in Vienna. "The meeting was an opportunity to welcome and congratulate Ms. Doane on her new appointment and to discuss at a high level, future cooperation between both counterparts", stated the NNR CEO Dr. Bismark Tyobeka.
NNR CNSS hosts the 4th Project MC5.01/15B Steering Committee Meeting 30-31 July 2018
The NNR’s CNSS, in conjunction with the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) and European Commission is hosting the 4th Project MC5.01/15B Steering Committee Meeting from 30 – 31 July 2018, at the Royal Elephant Hotel and Conference Centre, Centurion, Pretoria. The main objective of this meeting is to strengthen national capacities and to encourage regional cooperation on nuclear safety and the safety of radioactive material transportation. SADC Member States including Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia are attending the meeting.
NNR supporting social welfare upliftment as part of Madiba Day Centenary celebrations
On 18 July 2018, NNR employees spent time at Peace Home, for abused children in Parklands, Cape Town.
NNR participates in the DoE Learners Focus Week at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Edgewood Campus, today 09 July 2018.
Deputy Minister of Energy Ambassador Thembisile Majola Launched the 2018 Learners Focus Week at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Edgewood Campus, today 09 July 2018. A Week-long event will continue until the 13th July 2018, and is attended by Grade 10 -12 High School learners from KZN, North West, Gauteng, Limpopo, Free State, and Mpumalanga provinces. In her speech during the launch, the Hon. Deputy Minister mentioned that her department invested in education through the learners Focus Week programme, which has awarded in excess of 100 bursaries to the learners from previously disadvantaged communities since 2011.
The Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF), chaired by NNR CEO, Dr Bismark Tyobeka convenes in Belarus to review progress for capacity building activities.
On Monday 4th June, the RCF Chairman, Dr Bismark Tyobeka, Vice-Chairman Mr Nader Mamish, and the IAEA Head for Regulatory Activities Section Mr David Senior convened a bilateral meeting with the Belarus Gosatomnadzor, the Belarussian Nuclear Regulator to review progress on their action plan for RCF capacity building activities. On Tuesday, 5th June, the RCF leadership visited the Oestrovets NPP Construction site, which is the first NPP in Belarus.
Sixth Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management
Dr Bismark Tyobeka, President of the Sixth Review Meeting and Chief Executive Officer of the National Nuclear Regulator of South Africa, opened the proceedings of the Sixth Review Meeting of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management at the IAEA’s Vienna headquarters from 21 May to 1 June. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano delivered an opening address at the plenary session.
NNR CEO, Dr. Bismark Tyobeka welcomes delegates at the opening of the NNR’s 2nd Nuclear Regulatory Conference at the Indaba Hotel and Conference venue in Johannesburg, South Africa.
NNR Centre for Nuclear Safety and Security (CNSS) hosted a Regional Training Course on the Determination of Uranium Radioisotopes in Environmental Samples by Alpha-Particle Spectrometry.
The NNR’s Centre for Nuclear Safety and Security (CNSS) hosted a Regional Training Course on the Determination of Uranium Radioisotopes in Environmental Samples by Alpha-Particle Spectrometry from 19– 23 February 2018 at the NNR Laboratory in Pretoria. The Course Director Dr. Margret Mkhosi welcomed the regional participants to the NNR Laboratory at the ARC-Institute for Soil, Climate and Water (ARC-ISCW) facilities in Pretoria. The attendees were from 13 African member states.
The NNR concluded a nuclear safety bilateral cooperation agreement with National Atomic Energy Agency(PAA) from Poland.
The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) of South Africa finalised a nuclear safety bilateral technical cooperation agreement with the National Atomic Energy Agency of the Republic of Poland (PAA) on 24 November 2017, in Centurion, South Africa. The agreement was signed by Mr Andrzej Przybycin, Chairman of the PAA and Dr Mzubanzi Bismark Tyobeka, the Chief Executive Officer of the NNR, South Africa.
NNR promotes strengthening skill and knowledge development for optimising analysis techniques - Senior Laboratory Technician, Mr Lindani Mkhize participates in fellowship programme at Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) in the field of Radiation Chemistry.