Necsa's stand receives a visit from Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Necsa received an invitation from the Office of the Deputy President to participate during the youth Development and Career expo held at Nkowakowa stadium in Tzaneen on 19 November 2016. More than 3000 learners and unemployed youth attended the event and, we had the honour of hosting Deputy President Cyril Ramaposa at the Necsa exhibition.
The Steve Tshwete High School and Die Hoerskool Wagpos vists Necsa
On 25th October 2016, 45 learners from Die Hoerskool Wagpos and 66 learners from Steve Tshwete High School visited the Necsa’s Visitors Centre. The day’s activities included a presentation, walk-through and a fun science show. The learners left with a better understanding of nuclear energy and what is accomplished here at Necsa.
Wits Nuclear Science and Engineering students visit Necsa
Thursday, 13 October 2016, Wits Nuclear Science and Engineering students took a break from the "fees must fall" campaign to learn more about nuclear and its applications. They met with Dr Jan Rijn Zeevaart who delivered a presentation, after which they toured the SAFARI-1 Research Reactor.
NUM and COSATU Delegations on a Nuclear Industry Tour
On Monday, 11 July 2016, NUM and COSATU delegations visited Necsa. The aim of the visit was to get knowledge and understanding of the nuclear industry with factual information and its contributions to socioeconomic benefits of this country. The benefits of nuclear technology applications and safety aspects. Chairperson of the Necsa Board, Dr Kelvin Kemm addressed the delegation at the Visitor Centre explaining the significance of nuclear energy.
They also visited other nuclear institutions like iThemba Labs, Koeberg, Steve Biko Academy and Vaalputs.
KPMG Auditors visited Necsa
On 24 November 2016, KPMG Auditors visited Necsa’s facilities to understand what Necsa is about and learn more about the nuclear business. KPMG has recently been appointed as new auditing company for Necsa. The activities for the day included a presentation by Mr Zakes Myeza and a site tour to SAFARI-1, NTP, Pelchem and Necsa Learning Academy.
Mphaphuli Family Club (MFC)
On Saturday, 30 July 2106, 23 Mphaphuli Family Club (MFC) members visited the Necsa Visitor Centre, all the way from Limpopo. Some of activities included a presentation on nuclear and a walk-through of the centre. They went back to Limpopo 'nuclearized!'
Busy Week at the Visitor Centre!
The Visitor Centre was buzzing with learners from Dzata Secondary School in Venda, Amity International School Mauritius and Summerhill International College in Midrand last week. Some of the activities offered included presentations, a walk-through and exciting Science shows. The learners left the centre with a better understanding of Nuclear Energy and what is accomplished at Necsa.
Necsa Visited by the Free State MEC of Education
The MEC of Education in Free State Mr Pule Makgoe and his delegation visited Necsa on Tuesday, 05 July 2016. They engaged with the CEO, Mr Phumzile Tshelane and chairperson of the board, Dr Kelvin Kemm. The aim of the visit was to familiarise himself with the capabilities of Necsa, particularly in relation to Skills Development.
The meeting concluded with visits to the SAFARI-1, Pelindaba Enterprises, Radiation Protection Centre and Necsa Learning Academy.
Take a Girl Child to Work
Necsa together with it's subsidary, NTP supported the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day held, 26 May 2016. Thirty seven young girls benefited from the opportunity to visit Necsa and spent a day with scientist and technicians. The girls were given first-hand experience of the vast number of careers available in the nuclear field.
Thank you to all the mentors for the incredible support and for your continued enthusiasm to make this a meaningful movement.
"Men in the Making"
Necsa, together with the National Research Foundation (NRF), participated in the ‘Men in the Making’ Programme on 17 March 2016. About 50 learners from 3 different schools in Soshanguve and Lethlabile were hosted as part of this Tracker initiative. The aim of the programme is to help raise responsible young men as well as restoring the confidence of boys in South Africa by developing their understanding of the corporate world. Career advice, mentorship, guidance and support were the key topics of the day. The boys enjoyed different presentations and were thrilled to be introduced to career opportunities they did not even know existed.
We would like to thank all the mentors who made the effort to spend invaluable time with the boys and who will be remembered as role models.
Spring Holiday Workshop
Learners had a lot of fun during the NVC’s Spring Holiday Workshop by experimenting using kitchen household products like baking soda, cooking oil, vinegar, and food colouring to create their own "Lava Lamp’’! Vinegar, bicarbonate of soda was used to “Inflate a balloon’’.