Necsa Science Lecture Series: Necsa/UWC - Taking nuclear to the people
Necsa kicked-off its nuclear information campaign at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) on Wednesday 21 October 2015. Everyone was welcomed by Professor MT Davies-Coleman (PhD, FRSSAf) Dean of Natural Sciences, UWC.
Necsa CEO, Mr Phumzile Tshelane addressed a group of students and scientists from UWC’s Science, and Political Sciences faculties. Students and officials from iThemba LABS Nuclear Physics department also attended the lecture. Mr Tshelane discussed various issues around the nuclear programme including cost of nuclear, skills development and safety in the nuclear industry among others.
Through this campaign, Necsa wants to educate communities on its activities and strategies with the aim of enlightening South Africans about nuclear and banishing myths/misconceptions associated with nuclear technology.
Following the lecture at UWC, Necsa will continue its campaign to other universities in all nine provinces until 31 March 2016. Necsa intends to ensure that 80 percent of the South African population is informed about nuclear technology in the next five years and wishes to maintain and enhance the positive attitude towards nuclear and also to promote awareness and provide information to all the communities within South Africa.