Introduction
Core Function
Nuclear Safety
Nuclear Non Proliferation
Nuclear Technology
Women and Youth in Nuclear
WiNSA
 
 
 
 
background
The purpose of the Chief Directorate: Nuclear is to administer all matters related to nuclear energy as required by legislation and international agreements. Its service delivery aspirations are reflected in the values of Batho Pele (People First), excellence, professionalism, integrity, equity and loyalty.

It consists of the Nuclear Safety Directorate, Nuclear Technology Directorate and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Directorate.

Nuclear energy, technology and safety policies facilitate the integration of the nuclear sector in various facets of South African society. These policies position South African industry to be world-class leaders in various fields of nuclear expertise. The directorate is the benchmark for responsiveness and service delivery.

The nuclear sector in South Africa is mainly governed by the Nuclear Energy Act 1999, Act 46 of 1999, and the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) Act 1999, Act 47 of 1999. These Acts are administered by the Department of Energy.

South Africa has two nuclear reactors generating 6 percent of its electricity. Its first commercial nuclear power reactor began operating in 1984. The government's commitment to the future of nuclear energy is strong.

The South African nuclear sector employs about 2 700 people. The Koeberg Nuclear Power Station contributes about 6 percent of total electricity, and earned more than R1,5-billion from uranium exports in the past five years. The Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa's (NECSA) direct commercial sales amount to about R300-million a year.
energy sources
Petroleum: fuel price, focus areas, domestic influences...
Natural Gas: Governance, International agreements, developments...
Electricity: Independent power producers, supply industry, free basic electricity...
Coal: Reserves, production, carbon sequestration...
Renewable & Alternative Fuels: Includes hydropower, solar, wind, biomass...
Nuclear: Non-proliferation, safety, technolgy, IYNC, WiNSA...
acts & legislations
Policies and Legislation: Acts, policies, regulations, legislations...
programmes & projects
national electricity plan...
installation of 1 million solar water heaters by
2014...
processes, systems and structures...
DNA: Kyoto Protocol, CDM...