31 July 2019

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) is hosting learners from various schools in Gauteng (City of Tshwane) and North West (Madibeng) as part National Science Week (NSW) programme at its Visitor Centre in Pelindaba. NSW is led by the Department of Science and Technology from 29 July 2019 – 03 August 2019. 

This is an annual programme aimed at encouraging and raising awareness of importance of mathematics and science towards South African socio-economic development. The theme for 2019 is Facing the harsh realities of climate change”. 

Necsa is hosting approximately 380 learners each day from 29 July to Friday 02 August 2019. Saturday 3 August 2019 will be open to the public who would like to come and learn more about science and those in attendance will also have an opportunity to visit the SAFARI-1 research reactor. 

The Acting CEO of Necsa, Mr Ayanda Myoli, highlighted that Necsa’s intended goal for this initiative is to create awareness on nuclear and its technology application. “If we want to see more young people participating in the Fourth Industrial Revolution we should spark their curiosity from a young age,” said the ACEO of Necsa Mr. Ayanda Myoli.

For more information on Necsa, contact the Necsa Visitor Centre, visitorcentre@necsa.co.za or call 012 305 5266.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Nikelwa Tengimfene

General Manager: Corporate Communications & Stakeholder Relations

South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa)

Tel: +27 12 305 4431

Fax: +27 12 305 4451

Cell: +27 82 574 5495

E-mail: nikelwa.tengimfene@necsa.co.za