NNR REGULATORY PROGRAMME MANAGER PARTICIPATES IN IAEA EXPERT MISSION TO SUDAN

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“A committed nuclear safety regulator, supporting initiatives aimed at strengthening nuclear and radiological safety capabilities in the African continent. – NNR Regulatory Programme Manager participates in IAEA expert mission to Sudan”

CELEBRATING GOOD GOVERNANCE – NATIONAL NUCLEAR REGULATOR (NNR) RECEIVED A CLEAN AUDIT AWARD FOR THE 3RD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

It is no coincidence but rather by design and collective effort that as we celebrate our 3rd consecutive Clean Audit report, that we do so on the 2nd Anniversary of the inception of the NNR Financial Manual. This Clean Audit report bares testimony to; NNR staff discipline, accountability, the consistent application of guidelines set out in the NNR Financial Manual, respect for organisational policies and a unified team. The consecutive three year achievement of these noteworthy results symbolises a united NNR striving to uphold the rule of law, promoting accountability and adopting a zero tolerance stance on mediocrity.

CONGRATULATIONS TO NNR’S LATEST PhD GRADUATE ADRIAAN JOUBERT

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Dr Joubert reaches another milestone in his career - On the 21st of October 2016 Dr Adriaan Joubert graduated with a PhD in Environmental Sciences at the North West University making him one of the newest additions to the NNR cadre of PhDs.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY REPORT

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BILATERAL MEETING WITH NNSA/ NSC

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The NNR convened the bilateral cooperation information sharing and benchmarking workshop with the NNSA (National Nuclear Safety Administration) / NSC (Nuclear and Radiation Safety Centre) along the margins of the NNR regulatory conference. Attendants of the meeting included the Director General of the NSC Mr Zhang Zhigang, the University of Pretoria and NNR CEO, Dr Tyobeka.

REGULATORY INFORMATION CONFERENCE LEARNER EXHIBITION

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As part of the learner outreach programme the NNR held an information sharing exhibitionwhich is part of the stakeholder outreach at the regulatory conference. The exhibition took place over Thursday and Friday with a total of 16 exhibitors from the nuclear industry. Over 800 learners were received during these two days from townships such as Alexandra, Soweto, Riverlea - Nasrec, Brits,Randfontein, Soshanguve and Attridgeville.

IAEA COMMUNICATION WITH PUBLIC ON NUCLEAR AND RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY WORKSHOP

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The NNR hosted the IAEA National Training Course on Communication with Public in nuclear and radiological emergency (RAF9055-002) from the 03 October to 07 October. Participants of the course were from Eskom, Necsa, Department of Health Radiation Control, Department of Energy, Madibeng Municipality, the City of Cape Town Municipality and the NNR.

KINS AND NNR INFORMATION SHARING BILATERAL MEETING

The NNR recently launched the CNSS (Centre of Excellence for Nuclear Safety and Security) and has thereby embarked on a benchmarking information sharing programme with local and international counterparts. The NNR convened the meeting with KINS (Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety) as a side event build up to the regulatory conference. The meeting was attended by high level officials and senior technical experts.

REGULATORY INFORMATION CONFERENCE LEARNER EXHIBITION

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As part of the learner outreach programme the NNR held an information sharing exhibitionwhich is part of the stakeholder outreach at the regulatory conference. The exhibition took place over Thursday and Friday with a total of 16 exhibitors from the nuclear industry. Over 800 learners were received during these two days from townships such as Alexandra, Soweto, Riverlea - Nasrec, Brits,Randfontein, Soshanguve and Attridgeville.

NNR LAUNCHED THE 1 1ST CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR NUCLEAR SAFETY AND SECURITY (CNNS) IN SOUTH AFRICA AT A GALA DINNER EVENT ON 16 SEPTEMBER

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The NNR launched the first applied research and training establishment dedicated to developing essential skills demanded by South Africa’s nuclear industry, the Centre of Excellence for Nuclear Safety and Security, at the University of Pretoria in Hatfield.

NNR EMPLOYEES GIVING HOPE TO THE ELDERLY - NELSON MANDELA DAY

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Last week Friday NNR staff visited the Badirammogo Old Age Home in Olievenhoutbosch in support of the Nelson Mandela Day campaign.

NNR CEO ATTENDS RCF STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING IN BRUSSELS

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The NNR CEO attended the 8th Steering Committee Meeting of the Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) which was hosted by the European Commission in Brussels on 25 – 27 June 2016.

The NNR conducted the 4th National Dose Register (NDR) training and awareness session on 15 June 2016 in Centurion. Representatives from thirty five organisations attended the training. An overview of the project was presente and occupational dose records upload requirements and arrangements were demonstrated. A NDR Steering Committee meeting was conducted after the training session.

NATIONAL NUCLEAR REGULATOR CONVENES MILESTONE WORKSHOP IN PREPARATION FOR NEW BUILD

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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.

TOPICS IN FOCUS

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NNR REGULATORY INFORMATION CONFERENCE 2016

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY REPORT

CONFERENCE PRESIDENT’S SUMMARY

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THE NATIONAL DOSE REGISTER

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THE NATIONAL NUCLEAR REGULATOR HOSTS NATIONAL DOSE REGISTER TRAINING FOR AUTHORISATION HOLDERS

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TUDOR SHAFT RESIDENTS ARE RELOCATED ON ADVICE FROM THE NATIONAL NUCLEAR REGULATOR

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IAEA ISSUES REVISED GUIDANCE DOCUMENT FOR COUNTRIES INTRODUCING NUCLEAR POWER

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DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS A PROPOSAL FROM SWITZERLAND TO AMEND ARTICLE 18 OF THE CONVENTION ON NUCLEAR SAFETY

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SELF-ASSESSMENT OF REGULATORY INFRASTRUCTURE

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ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR NUCLEAR SAFETY

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NEW SITE ALARM TEST NOTICE

In order to test the public address system and to acquaint all tenants, personnel and neighbours with Necsa’s site emergency alarm, the alarm is activated for a short while on each first Monday of a month. If the Monday falls on a public holiday, it will be tested on the following Monday.

This is done according to the NNR’s regulation to make sure neighbours and all people on site can hear the alarm system.

2015 DATES FOR NECSA’S SITE ALARM TO BE TESTED

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