Consensus Study on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technologies kicks off
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) has launched a consensus study entitled A Review of Research, Development and Innovation of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technologies in South Africa. The study was approved by the ASSAf Council in March 2021 and officially commenced on 10 June 2021 with the inaugural meeting of the seven-member panel, chaired by ASSAf Member Prof Mike Sathekge from the University of Pretoria.
The study is to assist the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) in deliberations on the high-level agreement between South Africa and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by providing a solid foundation upon which to draft a national strategic framework of RDI on peaceful uses of nuclear technologies in South Africa.
The final deliverable is anticipated in the second half of 2022.