Two weeks ago, the National Nuclear Regulator quietly posted a statement on its website announcing the resignation of its CEO, Dr Mzubanzi Bismark Tyobeka. The highly qualified and respected nuclear engineer is leaving to “pursue his profession elsewhere”. This news will come as a blow to an organisation that has its work cut out for […]
Gauteng: the hub of the South African economy. But at what cost? For years, its citizens have paid the price for the deadly fallout of its air pollution. From radioactive fallout to sulphur dioxide emissions carried in tiny dust particles, many Gauteng residents are falling ill under a toxic blanket of dirty air. In winter, […]
Read the full article here. “While Gwede Mantashe is punting nuclear power to solve South Africa’s energy crisis, the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), the organisation responsible for monitoring nuclear safety and harm from radiation, has dropped the ball. Evidence provided to DM168 by environmental activists, scientists and academics shows how the NNR has failed to […]
The FSE’s submission with supporting documents can be found below.
Some of the questions posed by the FSE included asking about the actions the NNR have taken to prohibit the use of dump and uraniferous waste material for building purposes. Read the full Q&A document below.
CAPE ARGUS | NEWSBy Mwangi Githathu | published Nov 9, 2020 The lack of a civil society representative on the National Nuclear Regulator’s board is ‘contributing to ongoing weak governance at the nuclear reactor’. Picture: Henk Kruger/African News Agency (ANA) Cape Town – Concerns by the Koeberg Alert Alliance and the Southern African Faith Communities’ […]
Watch the interview with eNCA’s Thulasizwe Simelane here.
Millions of South Africans are exposed to radioactive radon gas in their homes and workplaces every day, as the naturally occurring gas escapes through cracks in the earth. The second leading cause of lung cancer in several countries, radon breaks down and when inhaled, decaying atoms emit alpha radiation that can damage the DNA. There […]
Ill workers and families want the nuclear body to own up~ published in Canvas Life by Sheree Bega
A ground-breaking study is underway to investigate the extent to which uranium-rich waste, left over from 130 years of gold mining, is a health hazard for residents exposed to dust and contaminated water.