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The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Limited (Necsa) is a state-owned public company, registered in terms of the Companies Act, (Act No. 61 of 1973). Necsa has enjoyed a fascinating and at times controversial history, starting out as the Atomic Energy Board (AEB). The AEB was established in 1948 in terms of an Act of Parliament, with the immediate objective of regulating the uranium industry in South Africa.

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SAFARI-1 Research Reactor.

Celebrates its 50th anniversary in March 2015. A significant milestone in the nuclear sector ... 50 years of technology excellence.

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Skills Training Centre

The Nuclear Skills Development (NSD) Division of Necsa is a nationally recognized training facility that is committed to equipping learners and course participants with specifically focused technical and engineering skills.

Radiation protection training courses for 2015

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Necsa: Analytical & Calibration Laboratories

The laboratories consist of three specialised laboratories with SANAS accredited services:

  • RadioAnalysis - radioactivity analysis.
  • Pelindaba Analytical Services - chemical analysis, and
  • Calibration Service - calibration of ionising radiation and contamination monitoring/protection equipment

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Nuclear Manufacturing

Specialises in the design, repair and manufacturing of the following:
Pressure Vessels
Heat Exchangers
Tanks and Piping Systems
Hi-Tech fabrication
High quality components

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Visitor Centre

Book a visit at +27 12 305 5266 or E-mail:

Open Tuesdays to Fridays 09:00 to 15:00.
Open Saturdays and Public Holidays (except when it is a Sunday or Monday) 10:00 to 14:00.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.

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