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.


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.

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


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


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 CEO Dr Bismark Tyobeka, delivered a keynote address and moderated a panel session on October 31, 2017 at the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Abu Dhabi. The conference was hosted by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Energy in collaboration with IAEA and OECD-NEA. The panellists were: Mr. Xavier Ursat, Mr. Kirill Komarov, Mr. Nalinish Nagaich, The Honourable Hajah Nancy Shukri and Mr. Muhammad Naeem.

NNR CNSS in conjunction with WINS hosted a Training Workshop.

From 16th – 18th October on Insider Prevention and Response Strategies for national stakeholders at the Royal Elephant Hotel in Centurion.

Panel members at the Annual SAYNPS Nuclear Youth Summit, engaging with the delegates on the following topics

  • Group CEO of NECSA: Spoke about the Breakdown of high impact Skills in Nuclear Sector and Solutions to mitigate.
  • Senior Manager New Nuclear Build Project Manager, Mr Loyiso Tyabashe: Spoke about Eskom’s plans Focused on the Youth in South Africa.
  • Dr Mzubanzi Tyobeka: Spoke about the Skills Development in safety and regulation for the young and awareness from a development phase.
  • CEO of National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute, Dr Wolsey Barnard: Spoke about What the Youth need to Know about Nuclear Waste and what is the future.

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Annual SAYNPS Nuclear Youth Summit


Nuclear Licence Applications in Progress


Public Safety Information Forums


National Dose Register


Fourth International Conference on Nuclear Power Plant Life Management


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