NNR & WINS HOSTS A SUCCESFUL NUCLER SECURITY WORKSHOP IN SA
The NNR in conjunction with the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) hosted a successful Train-the-Trainer workshop on Guard and Response Forces from 23-27 March 2015 in South Africa. The Workshop was attended by local and international participants including representatives from the WINS, South African Police Services, Necsa, Eskom, Department of Energy, France, USA, Nigeria, Ghana, Canada and the NNR.
FREEDOM DAY 2015
The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) of South Africa strongly condemns any form of violence, discrimination and acts of inhumanity in society! “We remain steadfast in promoting a nuclear safety & security orientated culture to serve humanity without borders.”
NNR CEO, Dr M.B Tyobeka meets with high ranking USNRC officials to sign the Implementation Agreement on the Radiation Protection Code Analysis and Maintenance program with the USNRC.
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.
WOMEN IN NUCLEAR
NNR (WiN-NNR) implements a ‘Take a Boy-child to Work’ initiative. 1st of its kind in the nuclear sector in South Africa, the Women in Nuclear NNR Chapter (WiN-NNR) implemented an educational initiative aimed at empowering boy learners on Careers in the Nuclear Industry. The activities included a one day Job Shadowing exercise at the NNR, a study tour to the NNR Laboratory, a site visit to the NECSA visitor’s centre and a Science Show at NECSA.
IAEA Director General, Mr Yukiya Amano visits NNR Offices in Centurion, Pretoria, South Africa
On 18 March 2015, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mr Yukiya Amano met with the NNR CEO, Dr M.B Tyobeka, NNR Board members and high ranking government officials during his visit to South Africa to attend the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the SAFARI-1 reactor. Dr Tyobeka provided an overview of the NNR’s regulatory activities and highlighted key projects such as the Establishment of the Regulatory Centre of Excellence in Nuclear Safety for South Africa.
NNR CEO RESPONDS TO IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALISM
As a national competent authority for regulating nuclear safety in South Africa, it was extremely disappointing to note how an article appeared on 06 March 2015 in the Mail and Guardian entitled: “Jobs for pals at state nuclear firm” failed to represent the truth and was filled with gross inaccuracies and malicious intent. Mail and Guardian has published the views of a whistle blower instead of seeking the truth and verifying information with the relevant parties.
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...
Chairpersons’ Summary – International Experts Meeting for Strengthening Research and Development Effectiveness in the Light of the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, 16-20 February 2015,Vienna
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.