1 Participating organizations will also have an excellent opportunity to interact with a high target audience in the nuclear industry.
3 The South African Nuclear Industry Association (NIASA) (NIASA.co.za) in collaboration with the South African Society of Young Nuclear Professionals (SAYNPS), Women in Nuclear South Africa (WINSA) and the South African Society for Radiation Protection (SARPA) will host a Nuclear Technology Imbizo (Conference) from 8 to 9 December 2021 at the Cape Town International Conference Center. This year’s Imbizo theme is “Advancing the Global Strategic Partnership to Support South Africa’s Nuclear Construction Expansion Program” and focuses on sharing lessons learned and the role of technology in shaping the future of the industry. South African nuclear.
5 The nuclear industry has faced many challenges in recent years, including a difficult economic market and overcoming obstacles to training and educating a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce amid a global pandemic. Training and education have met these challenges while continuing to improve industry performance. Nuclear Technology Imbizo 2021 participants will bring ideas, innovations and best practices that have made a difference in the last decade and in the future.
6 The Imbizo will draw on the experience, knowledge and tools of different global players in terms of supplier / technology companies, governments, academia, nuclear industry associations and the private sector. The Nuclear Technology Imbizo 2021 will explore the concept of complementarity and global partnerships. The Imbizo will also hold conversations on how complementarity and global partnerships are understood and applied in various nuclear construction programs around the world, through institutional and operational lenses. The Imbizo will provide a platform to (1) discuss and develop the concept of complementarity and global partnerships, (2) What does ‘complementarity and / or global partnerships’ mean? (3) Does it lead to increased success in terms of project implementation?
7 Participating organizations will also have an excellent opportunity to engage with a high target audience in the nuclear industry, allowing them not only to lobby for their interests, but also to network and take advantage of available resources in Africa. This Imbizo will seek to strengthen the networks between South African companies with their different counterparts worldwide through the exchange of knowledge and technology to close the gaps and share opportunities and encourage the participation of more local SMEs in research, innovation, manufacturing and development programs. of skills related to nuclear energy. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, which is the main key player and champion of the nuclear sector for the current industry and the planned Nuclear Construction Expansion program in South Africa, will participate during the Imbizo.