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Corporate Social Investment

67 minutes for Mandela Day initiative

Necsa embarked on spending 67 minutes with a group of senior citizens in Atteridgeville, as part of Mandela Day initiative.We spoiled 40 senior citizens in our community who gets together on a weekly basis to keep their bodies and minds fit by preparing and serving a meal and some entertainment by our youth. They realy appreciated it and said no one has spoilt them this way in the past. Thanks to everyone helping to make it such a success! Necsa's electrition also tried to fix the stove, but we might have to replace it with one from Necsa houses.

Our collection of bread tags and plastic tops leading to great success

During the month of July Necsa Group staff members delivered wheelchairs to disadvantaged individuals within our local communities.

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Necsa staff teaching Maths and Science in the community!

Necsa formed a partnership with CHIETA to provide supplementary lessons to grade 12 learners taking Mathematics and Science as subjects in order to help them to achieve better results at the end of their Matric year at Hofmeyr High School in Atteridgeville. The program started on 25 February with both lessons in Maths and Science. On 02 February, over 30 learners attended and 50 learners attended the second lesson.

The lessons are given on Saturdays by subject matter experts (volunteers) working for Necsa, who want to help uplift students in Maths and Science in the community.

House burns down in popular resort

Date: 02-03-2017

A house at the popular African Island resort in Melodie went up in flames on Thursday morning.

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Necsa Community Meeting held in Saulsville Community Hall

On Thursday 13 October 2016, Necsa held a Community Meeting in Saulsville Community Hall. The meeting was attended by more than 300 people. The aim was to enhance the relationship between Necsa and the Community of Atteridgeville and Saulsville.

Necsa CEO, Mr Phumzile Tshelane and Chairman of the Board, Dr Kelvin Kemm gave an overview of Necsa to the audience and the residents had the opportunity to ask questions which were answered by both the CEO and Chairman. Positive feedback was received after the meeting. Community members appreciated the information shared as well as the opportunity to raise questions.

Emergency Services Department visits the Meerhof School in Hartbeespoort

Our Emergency Services Department visited the Meerhof School in Hartbeespoort on Spring day 2016, explaining the use of the equipment and educated the learners on fire fighting. They got the opportunity to play in the foam, which the pictures show turned out to be a lot of fun! Thanks to all our Fire Men!

Necsa Group 2016 Casual Day Feedback

Necsa Group supported Casual Day 2016 by selling stickers to staff and family. The money collected has been divided between Zodwa Special and Meerhof Schools. Thanks to all the people who participated in selling the stickers and to everyone who supported this National event. We really appreciate it!

Necsa's Mandela Day Celebration 2016

On Friday 15 July 2016, Necsa participated in celebrating Mandela Day at Hofmeyr High School in Atteridgeville, West of Tshwane, by cleaning and painting classrooms and removing old laboratory chemicals from their science lab.

To all volunteers who took part in this iconic event, your efforts are greatly appreciated and may this not be the last time. Let us continue to make every day a Mandela day.

2016 SAYNPS Mandela Day at Botlhabelo High School, Oukasie Brits

On Mandela Day, 18 July 2016, Bothabelo High School in Oukasie Township, Brits, North West Province, saw the South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society (SAYNPS) in partnership with Rosatom refurbishing and equipping the science laboratory and talking to the scholars about how nuclear power will benefit all South Africans.

Rosatom has invested over R100 000 in providing the no-fees school with critical laboratory and basic school equipment such as chairs, desks and stationary, needed to carry out the experiments necessary to put in practise the theory of their syllabus. SAYNPS members and staff from Rosatom committed their time by painting and refurbishing the school.

Bothabelo High School was in real need of a facelift. The pupils who live in a poor socio-economic circumstances refuse to let their environment undermine their studies. Last year the school achieved a matric pass rate of 92.86%.

Gedion Nkosi
SAYNPS Secretary General

Brandweer by Shalom

Date: 02-06-2016

Die Necsa Brandweer het die kinders van Shalom Speelskool by Jasmyn kom leer wat did behels om 'n brandweerman te wees en wat die belangrike diens vir die gemeenskap beten.

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Blood drive for March

Necsa staff supported the Blood Drive for March, being the holiday time, blood is in great need. Thanks to all our Heroes!

Om die dam

This year Necsa’s water point in front of Gate 2 was very popular because they offered ice cold water, Coke and Potatoes with salt! Well done to all the Necsa and rest of the athletes that took it on!

Kormorant articles

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Light aircraft crashes, two dead

Date: 07-03-2016

Two people were killed on Monday afternoon when their light aircraft crashed and caught alight at Mountain View, near the Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg.

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Voetganger en motoris dood in ongelukke

Date: 18-02-2016

Een persoon is dood en nog vyf, onder wie 'n swanger vrou, is Saterdagaand beseer in 'n ongeluk tussen twee voertuie in De Rust naby Magaliespark.

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Necsa's firemen were invited by the Hartbeespoort Voortrekkers' Penkoppe and Drawwertjies

Necsa's firemen were invited by the Hartbeespoort Voortrekkers' Penkoppe and Drawwertjies to explain some questions about the devastating results of fires! They were also taught on how prevent fires and how to be confident when extinguishing fires!  Some video's were added to our Facebook page!

January 2016 Heroes

Thanks to our January 2016 Heroes on Necsa's site for donating blood and being part of the Sunflower Fund! Necsa cares!

Necsa's Emergency Services in the News!

Raging inferno destroys bar at the top of the famous Cable car facility in Hartbeespoort.

Necsa's Firemen tried to save the deck and bar at the top of the Cable car landing in Hartbeespoort on Saturday, 09 January 2016 but with no water pressure, they had to hack down the wooden deck to create a fire break, to save the rest of the facilities. Watch video on Facebook. Thanks guys you make us proud!

“Luckily the bar had just closed when lightning hit the area. Nobody was inside the bar at the time. I am really thankful to Necsa Rescue firefighters and the community for extinguishing the blaze which could have easily spread to other areas," said Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway manager Ian Dunn.

Necsa's Emergency Services hard at work, early in 2016

Thanks to our FIremen who assisted with extinguishing fires at two home in Hartebeespoort! Added to Necsa's Facebook page.

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Our Heroes were spoilt!

Necsa combined International Aids Day with their blood donation drive on 01 December 2015. SANBS explained why it is SO important to donate blood during our Aids Day Commemoration too! We thank all our heroes! Find us on Facebook too!

Necsa World Aids Day 2015

This year it was possible for the Necsa Group to commemorate Aids day on 01 December 2015. Oratilwe Ditlopo was the most passionate Programme Director behind a podium at Necsa for a long time, her positive spirit was contagious! Kingsley Baloyi opened with prayer like only he can do! Jane Matlou read her heart shaking poem about her colleague living with Aids! Dr Sheenaz Mahomed from Necsa Medical Services presented facts, myths and statistics on HIV and Aids, some very alarming. An educator from SANBS answered all the questions about donating blood, after which he played a video "Tribute to little fighters"  showing how important it is to donate blood! and "Who can donate blood".

Lizzy Mokalantone ended the function by lighting the AIDS Candle and Kingsley Baloyi asked the audience to read the lovely closing prayer with him.

Necsa supports the Blood Donating Drive!

Thanks to Necsa's Emergency team!

Loanne Louw, woordvoerder van die Hartbeespoort Noodreddingseenheid (HBP), het aan Brits Pos gese drie mense is noodlottig beseer in die obgeluk vroeg Sondagoggend op die R104 in Broederstroom.

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SAYNPS Nuclear Lecture Day

On 18 September 2015, the South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society (SAYNPS) in collaboration with the Department of Energy, Necsa, Eskom, NNR, NIASA, Nuclear Africa and the University of Limpopo (School of Physical and Mineral Sciences) held a Nuclear Lecture Day at the University of Limpopo, Turfloop Campus. The Nuclear Lecture Day's theme was “bringing nuclear science opportunities in the lecture room”.

The event was divided into two sessions to cater for school learners and students together with university management. Grade 11 learners from the surrounding schools participated in the first session: Mamabudusha High School, ME Makgato Secondary School, Makgongoana High School and Mountainview Senior Secondary School. All invited stakeholders provided presentations and addressed both first and second sessions. SAYNPS would like to thank everyone who participated in this nuclear lecture day and the continued support from all the stakeholders is always appreciated.

Potjiekos Competition

Necsa held a Potjiekos competition on Friday, 04 September 2015 with the celebration of Casual day. The funds raised for the Potjiekos will be donated to Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng "Little gifts of home" in Olievenhoutbosch and the money raised from the stickers sold, will go to the Casual Day fund.

Necsa thanks their Firemen who assisted at the horrific accident on the R512 Lanseria Road

Necsa thanks their Firemen!

On 8 and 9 August  Necsa's Emergency Services firemen were very busy because of the house that burnt down in Meerhof and the veld fires across the road from Necsa, that needed urgent response from the brave men! A big thank you to all involved, also Madibeng Emergency services for their speedy assistance! Pictures sent by Geraldeen Wentzel.

We wish Necsa Stationed Fireman Anton Gerber, well known in our area, a speedy recovery after having a triple by-pass operation. Heart warming dedication, thank you is just too small a word.

Career Expo in Northern Cape

The Department of Education in Northern Cape together with South African National Defence Force (SANDF) hosted a successful  Career EXPO, attended by more than 1500 Learners. The EXPO took place at the Three South African Infantry Military Battalion, in Kimberly on Thursday, 23 July 2015. It was part of the mentoring and coaching programme for Grade 12 pupils from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. Invited by the Department of Energy (DoE), Necsa took part in this event by exhibiting and delivered a presentation.

Ms GB Cjiekella-Lecholo, MPL Honourable MEC of Education in Northern Cape keynote address highlighted Government's believe in education, being the key instrument to ensure that individual’s life chances are increased, ultimately ensuring for  economic growth and development. The MEC mentioned the new nuclear build programme and emphasised that it will create job opportunities in the country. She further urged learners to use the EXPO to make sound education, training and occupational choices, in order to manage their careers.

Prof G Sibiya, Chairperson of the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute (NRWDI) Board was one of the dignitaries and inspired the audience with his “Seven Pre-sets for Success”:

  1. Work hard
  2. Work conscientiously
  3. Be punctual
  4. Avoid negative company
  5. Be diligent
  6. Learn from your mistakes
  7. Believe in yourself

Necsa celebrates 67 Minutes Nelson Mandela Day

On Saturday, 18 July 2015 the world celebrated the Nelson Mandela International Day which is a global movement to honour the life of “Tata”  Madiba. It is a global call to celebrate the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world and the ability to make a positive impact. To honour this day, Necsa spent a day at the Kingdom Life Children Centre in Atteridgeville, a home that takes care of more than 60 children with a background of either; abused, orphaned, abandoned, refugees, etc.

With the help of employees Necsa managed to donate the following:

  • Signboard
  • 53 Mandela Day kids t-shirts (sponsored by Vodacom Foundation)
  • R 4 200 Food Voucher (Sponsored by PSG)
  • 3 Personal Computers
  • 3 Office Chairs and 1 desk
  • Clothes, toiletries and food items
  • Washing baskets
  • Microwave

Other than donations, Necsa also organised a Jumping Castle for a day for kids to enjoy, painted the outside wall, played with kids and also prepared lunch for them.

The Necsa programme was directed by Mr Khutso Semetjane  included speeches from the Chairperson of Necsa Board, CEO, Community Leaders and the Director of Kingdom Life. Sibusiso Leope known as “DJ Sbu” as well as Judith Sephuma, the musician also surprised the kids with their presence and posed for photographs, they also gave a few inspirational words.

Let us continue to “Take action, inspire change, make every day a Mandela Day"...

Career Expo

In celebration of the youth month on the 26th June 2015,  SAYNPS in collaboration with the City of Tshwane took part in a career skills and business expo.

The expo, which took place in Olievenhoutbosch 24 hour park, attracted hundreds of students, job seekers and young professionals from the community, who were interested in taking their lives to the next level.

The goal of the day was to evoke interest and bring awareness to the variety of career paths and learnership opportunities within the nuclear industry, all the while promoting the Necsa brand.

City rolls up its sleeves to help needy on Madiba Day

Date: 20-07-2015

When no one phoned the Kingdom Life Childred's Home in Atteridgeville for Mandela Day celebrations, caretaker Silvia Magova thought Saturday would be quiet.

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SAYNPS on a Role Modelling Campaign

On 6th June 2015 South African Young Nuclear Professionals in partnership with Outlook Foundation and support of Necsa, KwaZulu Natal Department of Education and UThukela District took part in a role modelling campaign.

The campaign targeted grade 10, 11 and 12 learners in and around Imbabazane local municipality held at Estcourt Senior Secondary School. The objective being to motivate the learners and bring awareness to the opportunities and careers available in the nuclear field.

Some of the delegates who were present included Dr. ATM Gwala (keynote speaker), Honourable Mayor PG Strydom, Honourable Mayor D Mazibuko, INKOSI uNDABA (Local Chief), representatives from SAPS and Ntabamhlope Clinic and about 720 learners.

Necsa Supports Take a Girl Child to Work

Necsa and its subsidiary, NTP hosted girl learners between the Grades 10-11 during “Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work” yesterday, 28 May 2015. The girls spent a day with a mentor in various fields of work and listened to presentations which encouraged them to work hard at school. Some girls had the exceptional opportunity to spend time with NTP’s MD, Mrs Tina Eboka.

The principle around this year’s theme, ‘Dream. Believe. Achieve.’ is a reminder that girl learners have the power to dream their greatest dream and make it a reality. The theme further embeds that through believing in their dreams, girl learners have the power to inspire, influence and lead.

Stakeholder Relations would like to thank all those mentors who made the girl learners believe and helped them to achieve their dreams. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the managers who endorsed this initiative and allowed these future leaders to their facilities.

South Africa's SET sector is facing a great challenge in recruiting appropriate learners, students and staff.

On 09 May 2015 members of Necsa’s SAYNPS (South African Young Nuclear Professional Society)  and WiN-Necsa (Women in Nuclear – Necsa) participated in an outreach event that was organised by the Outlook Foundation, on behalf of SAASTA in collaboration with the Tshwane Municipality to encourage Grade 9 learners to pursue career choices in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). The event took place at Philadelphia School for the Blind Soshanguve Pretoria, where these Grade 9 learners from neighbouring schools (about 600) and Hammanskraal attended the event. DoE, Necsa and Eskom supported this event, by providing resources to ensure that Nuclear Technology applications are better understood by the learners and promote interest to the nuclear sector.

The role modelling campaign is a SAASTA project that recognises professionals who excel in the critical areas of mathematics, science and technology education. The main objectives of this intervention is to expose learners to career opportunities in mathematics, science and technology; and to give learners an opportunity to interact with appropriate role models in SET careers in addressing the SET skills shortage of the country.

Public Awareness & Career Exhibition Event

On 24 April 2015, the South African Young Nuclear Professionals (SAYNPS) with the support of Necsa and DoE took part in the public awareness & career exhibition event hosted by Bantwane Youth Initiative (BYI) at the Miracle Theatre, Moutse Village Dennilton, Mpumalanga Province.There was an estimated 584 grade 12 learners and out-of-school youth who participated in this event, with the aim of creating a collaborative framework to enable the youth to contribute to the uplifting of their communities.

SAYNPS utilised this opportunity to conveying to learners, the youth, teachers and ordinary members of the community, the important use and benefits of nuclear technology and its applications in various facets of the industry.This platform was used to introduce learners to various career opportunities within the sector. Encouraging learners to pursue careers they are well informed about, to have a clear understanding of what work environments they will be exposed to on accomplishment of their studies.

Meerhof School - Casual Day

Casual Day has become a firm favourite on the calendar of many South Africa's corporations, government departments, schools and organisations. It is an excellent opportunity for corporate team building, whilst also making a contribution to one of the most vulnerable sectors of our society - persons with disabilities.

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Zodwa Special School

Zodwa Special School appreciates Necsa for the sales of Casual Day sticker.

Casual Day 2014

This year the Necsa Group's contributions of selling tickets will be donated to Zodwa and Meerhof Special Schools respectively.


Meerhof school on Casual day

Mandela Day

As part of the organisations’ CSI initiative, Necsa celebrated Mandela Day by inviting employees to get involved at Edward Pathudi Technical High school based in Saulsville.The aim was to partner with both the department of Basic Education (Tshwane South/ North) and Tshwane Municipality to celebrate the special day in remembrance of the late Tata Nelson Mandela. This outreach gave Necsa the opportunity to create a space to engage with the Mayor of Tshwane as well as the officials of the Department of Basic Education, PSG Consultants, Department of Energy (DoE), Edward Pathudi Technical High School Governing Body and Parents.

The invitation was extended to Necsa employees, Necsa Board Members, EXCO and all Necsa subsidiaries, to do either repairs or maintenance, painting or cleaning of class rooms/ school yards together with the School Governing Bodies and respective stakeholders.

This was an opportunity for Necsa to join hands with the thousands of people around the world to make a difference in our community.

This year’s theme for the Nelson Mandela day was “Cleaning” and Necsa took that seriously by literally picking up papers and scrubbing floors. It ensured that we built a relationship with our communities where Necsa recruit bulk of its employees. Through this CSI action we contributed to our community and in doing so gave back to our schools who host our future engineers, scientists, etc. The objectives were to encourage employees of Necsa to give at least 67 minutes of their time by renovating or painting a class room and to build a relationship with a school that forms part of Necsa’s educational outreach programme. To our astonishment about two hundred volunteers pitched up to contribute to this heart-warming event.

Necsa wanted to create an awareness and encourage learners to improve their school results to ensure access to bursaries, universities, colleges and other educational institutions. Necsa spent their day at Edward Phatudi Secondary School in Saulsville on Friday, 18 July 2014, as part of the Nelson Mandela International Day, 67 Minutes Initiative. Ten classrooms were cleaned and painted in a beautiful bright orange. Two hundred volunteers turned up to take part in this very special event of giving. Volunteers were employees from Necsa, learners, teachers, school governing body, parents, community leaders, community development workers and SAYNPS. The Chairperson of the Board, Ambassador Seekoe, the CEO, Mr Phumzile Tshelane and other EXCO members were part of the event and played a major role in showing their camaraderie and making sure that this event was a great success.

“Make every day a Mandela Day!  through ‘Cleaning’.

The theme tied in with the fact that Necsa is being involved past the actual Mandela Day date because in essence, every day should be about giving back to our communities.

Through our CSI initiatives, Necsa started to build a relationship around the entire Tswane Municipal boundaries by giving back to our schools either by career talks, educational equipment, science shows to ensure that we firmly make every day a Mandela Day. This year was the first time ever that the late president was not be part of the celebrations and we therefore went the extra mile to deliver on possible engagements with our neighbouring communities.

Mandela Day

NTP does its bit for Mandela Day

This year's Mandela Day celebration was particularly symbolic as it was the first one since his passing. NTP Radioisotopes SOC at Necsa did its bit for the day by dedicating 67 minutes in service to the Re-e-Lwele and Ennis Thabong Primary Schools in the area.

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Pelchem in the Kormorant (06-13 March 2014)

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Necsa Emergency Services assisted at an accident on the Lanseria Road.

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Pelchem at Meerhof School on Valentine's Day!

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Necsa CSI programme

500 Mathematic sets and 500 scientific calculators were donated to five schools in the Hammanskraal/ Shoshanguwe areas during 11 - 14 February 2014.

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Necsa helped at this scene at Estate de Afrique

A 70 year old Cyclist from Xanadu was killed yesterday morning at Estate de Afrique after being hit by a car.
Resuscitation effort was started to save the man’s life but unfortunately he passed away.
Condolences to his family

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