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.

International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will organise the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, in co-operation with the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 30 October to 1 November 2017. The event will be hosted by the Government of the United Arab Emirates through the Ministry of Energy and Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation. The conference aims to generate high-level dialogue on the role of nuclear power in meeting future energy demand, contributing to sustainable development and mitigating climate change. For more information, please visit the event website.

The National Nuclear Regulator receives a fourth consecutive “Clean Audit Award” from the AGSA.


On Monday 23 October 2017, Dr. T Motshudi Chairperson of the Board, Mr. P Phili Chairperson of Audit and Risk Management Committee, Dr. B Tyobeka Chief Executive Officer and Mr. D Netshivhazwaulu Chief Financial Officer accepted a Clean Audit Award on behalf of the NNR.

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.

NNR CEO, Dr Bismark Tyobeka, President of the 6th Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Joint Convention.

The 61st IAEA General Conference side event to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Joint Convention, which first took place on 5 September 1997. The Joint Convention is the only international legally binding instrument to address on a global scale the safety of spent fuel and radioactive waste management. Delegates from five IAEA Member States shared their experience related to nuclear safety at this commemorative event.

NNR CEO Dr Bismark Tyobeka chairs a panel discussion during the 4th Multinational Design Evaluation Programme Conference (MDEP).

The 4th Multi-National Design Evaluation Programme Conference (MDEP) on New Reactor Design Activities was hosted by the United Kingdom Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR) at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London United Kingdom from 12-13 September 2017.

IAEA Technical Meeting on Challenges and Good Practices in Safety and Security Communication in Vienna.

18 Members states participated at the Technical Meeting on Challenges and Good Practices in Safety and Security Communication in Vienna, 28-31 August 2017. The meeting was held under the framework of the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network (GNSSN) and was aimed at solving communication challenges faced by member states. Opening remarks were given by IAEA Deputy DDG of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security: Mr Juan Carlos Lentijo. The meeting was chaired by the Manager Communications and Stakeholder Relations of the NNR, South Africa: Mr Gino Moonsamy.

South Africa conducts IRRS mission

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At the request of the Government of the Republic of South Africa (South Africa), an international team of senior safety experts met representatives of the Department of Energy...

The NNR gets involved in the annual hope - Mandeville Disability Careers Expo 2017.


Every year for the last six years Hope School hosts a Career Expo inviting all LSEN schools (Learners with Special Educational Needs) to participate. This year the NNR joined in the initiative...

NNR hosts the 12th steering committee meeting of the Forum For The Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa (FNRBA).


Congratulations and Welcome on board … Dr Margaret Mkhosi, Director Centre for Nuclear Safety and Security (CNSS).


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