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.
Ghana Atomic Energy Agency visited Necsa
Ghana Atomic Energy Agency visited Necsa on 25 November 2016. The intent of the visit was to establish a strategic relationship between South Africa and Ghana in terms of nuclear technologies.They were hosted by our CEO of Necsa, Mr Phumzile Tshelane.
Necsa at the School Energy Day Programme
On 20 October 2016, Necsa participated in the SCHOOL ENERGY DAY PROGRAMME which took place at the De Aar Town Hall in the Northern Cape. The event was organised by the Department of Energy (DoE), hosted by Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Approximately 1000 learners busy studying Mathematics and Science attended. Necsa delivered a presentation on "Demystification of Nuclear "and had an exhibition stand. 1000 scientific calculators were donated to learners to be used as a tool towards achieving their goals. Necsa's Chairman and CEO were also present.
At the end, many were impressed by the talk given by Necsa!
Necsa, 'Nuclearising' the South African Public
Necsa participated in an annual Northern Cape career expo, held in Kimberly during 22 - 23 July 2016. It was hosted by the MEC for Education in Northern Cape. The Expo targeted 4000 Grade 12 learners each day from across the Northern Cape Province.
Necsa also took part in the public exhibition held at Church Square in Tshwane hosted by GCIS. During these exhibitions Necsa aimed to continue delivering the nuclear message striving to demystify nuclear technology to the public.
Green Youth Indaba
Necsa exhibited at the Green Youth Indaba held at the Innovation Hub fronm 29-30 June 2016. The purpose of the Indaba was to showcase opportunities for youth within the green economy and to share skills needed to eradicate youth unemployment and poverty. The Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation was spotted at the Necsa stand.
National Science Olympiad Winners
The National Science Olympiad Winners visited Necsa on 28 June 2016. Through the Science Olympiad project, South African learners (Grades 10-12) get the opportunity to compete with fellow learners from SADC countries. Dr Rian Prinsloo and Mr Graham Daniels delivered exciting presentations to these top achievers.
African Edu Week 2016
Necsa exhibited at African Edu Week 2016 hosted at Gallagher Estate on 29 and 30 June. EduWeek is the largest and most recognised African education event bringing together educational professionals across Educational Technology (E-Tech), Vocational & Higher Education, Basic Education, Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Development. Necsa used this platform to be at the forefront of Africa’s transformation by networking with leaders, strategic thinkers and entrepreneurs from across the globe.
Necsa assists in judging Science Expo
The Mountain Cambridge School in Hartbeespoort celebrated a week of Science and Physics between 6 and 10 June 2016. They hosted their annual Science Expo on Thursday, 9 June 2016 where the focus was on "Innovation in Conservation". Necsa was there to assist in judging these projects presented by the Grade 9 and 10 learners.
To round off the celebrations, the primary school learners were edutained by a Science Show presented by staff members of the Necsa Visitors Centre.
Necsa at Expo in Cape Town
Focus on science: Minister of energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson has necouraged pupils to study science subjects, including mathematics which she says will prepare them to pursue careers in energy sector.
Necsa and South African Young Nuclear Professionals (SAYNPS) were part of the Energy Sector Career EXPO organised by Department of Energy (DoE) on Saturday, 27 February 2016 at False Bay College in Khayelitsha in Cape Town. The event was hosted by the Minister of Energy, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson together with Ms Thandi Mahambehlala who serves on the Portfolio Committee on Energy.
The purpose of this event was to encourage learners to study Maths and Science subjects, as these are critical skills for energy related studies. More than 5000 learners from grade 10 - 12 attended the EXPO to gather information.
Necsa in KZN
Necsa exhibited at the Public Service Careers Exhibition from 9 – 11 February 2016 arranged by the Office of the Premier Province of Kwazulu-Natal. At the UGu Districts Sports and Leisure Centre in UGu district.
The purpose of the exhibition is to:
- Provide a platform for Public Service entities, National and Provincial Departments to showcase youth targeted skills development services;
- Provide information on skills development and career opportunities in the Public Service to learners, school leavers, unemployed youth and graduates;
- Respond to the skills supply pipeline challenges facing the Public Service
The targeted number of youth to attend the career exhibition is 5 000 with 70% (3 500) being school going youth and 30% (1 500) out of school youth and unemployed graduates. The youth will attend from three Districts, vis. UGu, Harry Gwala and UMgungundlovo. The exhibition is held over three days and learners will attend career workshops an visit exhibition stands.
SABC Education African EduWeek is back!!!
With great excitement, we hereby announce Necsa’s participation in the SABC Education African EduWeek at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg from 01- 02 July 2015. This year’s theme is ‘Enter a world of educational knowledge’. As part of promoting the understanding of nuclear science, technology and facilitating regular communication with the public and stakeholders, Necsa plans to have interactive exhibitions including NTP and Pelchem.
EduWeek is the biggest event in Africa which showcases the latest education technology innovations, by offering education professionals the opportunity to source & purchase new and exciting products for their classrooms, allowing visitors the opportunity to enhance & develop their skills through a range of conference sessions focused on the future of education.
The entry to this event is free so you can invite your friends and families to join in the action!