SAFARI-1 reactor achieved 40 years of safe and successful operation.
Necsa continued to experience a negative impact from the strengthening of the rand which resulted in net operating loss of R29m
To reverse the financial challenge, a Recovery Plan was launched in consultation with labour.
Reduced discretionary spending through the implementation of strict austerity measures.
Necsa experts continued to play a pivotal role in the International Atomic Energy Agency/African Regional Co-operative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology collaborative research, development and training programmes.
Strong alliance with the Chemical Industries’ Education and Training Authority SETA.
About 70 learnerships were trained in various occupations such as engineering, chemistry, apprenticeships.
Though the Necsa bursary scheme, 24 previous disadvantaged students are being sponsored for their studies in science and technology.
A total of 1409 employees received training, some of whom attend more than one course in various disciplines, including leadership development, health and safety and technical training.
ARECSA is a joint venture between five SA companies, namely, Eskom, Necsa, PBMR, NNR, Koeberg and Areva (France) for the training of especially previously disadvantaged individuals in the much sought-after nuclear and related skills.
Necsa will prioritise projects within available funding allocations.
The plan will be aimed at the renewal of Necsa to take advantage of the re-emerging nuclear market.
The plan will require significant commitment from Necsa, the Board and Government.
Necsa is confident that the implementation of the plan will yield the desired results to ensure that Necsa could fulfill its mandate and be looked upon as a centre of excellence for the nuclear industry.