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 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.

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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.

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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 CEO Dr. Bismark Tyobeka and IAEA DDG Mr. Juan Carlos Lentjio sign a Centre for Nuclear Safety and Security practical cooperation agreement during the NNR’s 2nd Nuclear Regulatory Information Conference.

NNR CEO and also the Vice Chair of the FNRBA, Dr. Bismark Tyobeka sign a Practical Cooperation Agreement with IAEA DDG Mr. Juan Carlos Lentijo during the NNR’s 2nd Nuclear Regulatory Conference.

NNR hosts 2nd nuclear regulatory information conference from 16 - 18 May 2018 at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

As we continue to build on key outcomes from the NNRs inaugural conference held in October 2016, let us at this years' conference share our thoughts and exchange ideas on how to chart the way forward to ensure progress and advancement in safe and secure nuclear operations in South Africa. The NNR's 2nd Nuclear Regulatory Information Conference is taking place from 16 - 18 May 2018 at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Fourways, Johannesburg.

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NNR encourages learners to follow careers in the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics fields.

On 25 February 2018, NNR officials participated in the South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society(SAYNPS) schools outreach programme at the Atlantis and Qhaiya Secondary schools in the Western Cape. The programme was attended by 200 learners.

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.

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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.

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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.

Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) assists Ghana Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA).

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The Chairman of the Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) , Dr Bismark Tyobeka (NNR CEO) accompanied by IAEA Officials and the RCF secretariat visited recipient country Ghana. The purpose of the visit was to review the activities of the NRA and to advise on appropriate assistance mechanisms available from and through the RCF.

NNR Expert participates in the IAEA Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV) Mission

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NNR’s Special Nuclear Projects Coordinator,Mr. Alan Muller participated in the IAEA EPREV Mission to Slovenia from 5 to 16 November 2017.

The NNR hosted an IAEA Workshop on Regulatory Inspection Programmes for Research Reactors.

The workshop took place in Pretoria from the 06th–10th of November 2017, with participants from nine African member states.

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.



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