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.
NNR CEO DR M.B TYOBEKA CHAIRED THE PLENARY MEETING OF THE REGULATORY COOPERATION FORUM DURING THE 59th IAEA GENERAL CONFERENCE HELD IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA IN SEPTEMBER 2015
NNR CEO MEETS WITH CHAIRMAN OF THE USNRC DURING THE 59TH IAEA GENERAL CONFERENCE IN VIENNEA, AUSTRIA
The IAEA General Conference is a converging point for high-ranking officials and representatives from IAEA Member States to meet and discuss strategic issues. The NNR utlised the margins of the 59th IAEA General Conference to convene nuclear safety regulatory bilateral meetings with international counterparts. On Monday 14 September 2015, the NNR CEO Dr M.B Tyobeka met with the USNRC’s new Chairman Mr Stephen Burns to discuss and reaffirm mutual commitment to cooperation in nuclear safety regulation.
WOMEN IN NUCLEAR
NNR representative Mrs Vanessa Maree won 1st prize for her poster in the Career Development category at the 23rd WiN Global Annual Conference held at IAEA in August 2015.
NNR hosted a technical lecture on Steam Generator Replacement (SGR) Reference Core from 27 -28 August 2015. Participants were from NNR, Eskom and Consultant experts in core design and accident analysis.
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.
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
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.