NNR in conjunction with DMRE jointly hosts a Regional Workshop to Promote the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, from 8-10 October 2019 in Centurion, South Africa.
The NNR renewed its regulatory bilateral cooperation agreement with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) on 18 September 2019 along the margins of the 63rd IAEA General Conference in Vienna.
The NNR renewed its regulatory bilateral cooperation agreement with the United Kingdom Office of Nuclear Regulation (UKONR) on 17 September 2019 along the margins of the 63rd IAEA General Conference in Vienna.
The NNR bilateral discussions with the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Authority (ARPANSA) on 16 September 2019 along the margins of the 63rd IAEA General Conference in Vienna.
NNR Programme Manager Nuclear Technology and Waste Projects, Mr Thiagan Pather participates in a global team selected by the IAEA to conduct the 2019 IRRS Mission to Canada
NNR CEO Public Lecture Series on Nuclear Safety Regulation in South Africa
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Honourable Gwede Mantashe interacts with the NNR during the Learner’s Focus Week 2019 exhibition.
Women in Nuclear NNR South Africa raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities for Women in Africa during the WiN Global Conference 2019
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the National Nuclear Regulator Act, Act 47 of 1999
Stakeholder Gala Event
This year’s marks the 20th anniversary of the National Nuclear Regulator Act, Act 47 of 1999. (NNRA). The NNRA is the cornerstone of nuclear safety regulation in South Africa. It sets out the objects, functions and responsibilities of the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) for providing regulatory oversight for the protection of persons, property and environment against nuclear damage.
Enhancing effectiveness of nuclear safety regulation is an ongoing process globally : NNR meets with National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) of China
IAEA Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) provides practical assistance to Bangladesh for strengthening regulatory infrastructure during the construction of Rooppur NPP in Blangladesh.
The Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) met from 03-04 April 2019 to review and discuss the current status of regulatory infrastructure development in Bangladesh. “Bangladesh recently joined the RCF as a Member which gives them the advantage of receiving regulatory support from established nuclear regulators from the RCF. This meeting was a follow up to discussions held previously, in which recipient countries expressed the need for more practical assistance. ”said Dr Bismark Tyobeka, RCF’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator. The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) of Bangladesh approved “Construction of Rooppur NPP” Project on 6 December 2016. Rooppur NPP is currently under construction and the first unit is scheduled to produce electricity by 2024.
The NNR Learner awareness and career exhibitions took place at the Chief Mogale Community Hall in Kagiso 2, outside Krugersdorp. In attendance were the grade 12 Maths and science learners from Mosupatsela High, Madiba Secondary, and Nova Pioneer Secondary School.
IAEA concludes a follow-up IRRS mission in Netherlands
The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team conducted an eight-day follow-up mission to review the Netherlands’ implementation of recommendations and suggestions made during the initial IRRS mission in 2014. The follow-up mission; concluded on the 26th November 2018; was conducted at the request of the Government of the Netherlands, hosted by the Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS) and supported by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS). The 12-member team comprised of senior regulatory experts from the IAEA, Argentina, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Finland, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Mr Alan Muller, NNR Programme Manager for Regulatory Information and Technical Services was part of the IRRS Team.
NNR Centre for Nuclear Safety and Security (CNSS) hosts a Regional Training Workshop on Safety and Security for transportation of Uranium Ore and Sealed Sources including Safeguards.
Participants from various institutions from South Africa and 5 neighbouring countries (Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and Namibia) attend the Regional Training Workshop hosted by the NNR CNSS in conjunction with the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) . The training is in line with the objectives of Projects MC5.01/15B – to support Southern African states in nuclear safety and safeguards and is taking place from 19th – 23rd November 2018 at the Riverstone Lodge, in Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp, South Africa.
NNR conducts bilateral study visit to PAA Poland.
A high ranking NNR delegation conducted a regulatory bilateral study visit to the Polish Atomic Energy Agency (PAA) in Poland. During the visit both counterparts shared regulatory and technical information on a broad range of issues. The NNR delegation was led by board chair Dr Thapelo Motshudi supported by CEO Dr Bismark Tyobeka, Director of the Centre for Nuclear Safety and Security; Dr Margaret Mkhosi, Divisional Executive for Nuclear Power Plants; Mr Orion Phillips, Chief Financial Officer; Mr Dakalo Netshivhazwaulu, Manager for Nuclear Power Plants Inspections; Ms Noletu Moti and Principal Inspector for Nuclear Technology and Waste Projects; Mr Samuel Thugwane.
NNR shares information with members of the public and parliamentarians during the 2019 Parliamentary Budget Vote
NNR Programme Manager NTWP Mr Thiagan Pather participates in the IAEA expert IRRS mission to Australia, taking place from 4 to 16 November 2018.
The review will focus on Australia’s legal and regulatory framework for safety and the Regulatory Services Branch’s licensing, inspection and enforcement processes.
The National Nuclear Regulator hosted a Learner Awareness Outreach event in Jeffrey’s Bay in the Eastern Cape Province on the 3 November 2018.
On Saturday, 3 November 2018 a team from the National Nuclear Regulator made presentations on the roles and functions of the regulator to enthusiastic learners and educators from Humansdorp, Hankey, Jeffreys Bay, and Emizamoyethu schools. The event was aimed at increasing awareness of the NNR and to encourage the youth to take up careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics disciplines.
NNR Programme Manager NTWP , Mr Thiagan Pather participated in the Artemis segment of the Joint IRRS mission to Spain which took place from 14-26 October 2018.