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The World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) and South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator’s Centre for Nuclear Safety and Security (NNR/CNSS) commenced a Regional Training Course on Transport Security Management for Nuclear Material on 23 May 2023.
The four-day training course, taking place at the NNR Offices in Centurion, Pretoria, South Africa, addresses key issues in the secure transport of nuclear material. A total of 24 participants, 15 from South Africa and nine from the African region, are in attendance. Peer collaboration and experience sharing will be encouraged through group discussions of case studies, fictional scenario-based learning, and small group project-based exercises. The programme will also host a scientific visit to the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation Pelindaba site.
“This training will capacitate participants with the knowledge and skills to address challenges related to the secure transport of nuclear material within South Africa and across the region,” stated NNR CEO Ms Ditebogo Kgomo in her opening address at the training course.
“The involvement of local experts in the training course through the NNR/CNSS is an important step towards localising capacity building efforts for nuclear security in South Africa and the region,” added Dr Sifiso Nhleko, Director of the NNR/CNSS.
“WINS is proud to partner with the NNR/CNSS to support skill development and promote locally sustainable nuclear security competence,” concluded WINS Programme Manager Ms Raquel Delgado during the opening.
This training course is complementary to the WINS Academy’s Transport Security Management for Nuclear Material module. Participants will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships to complete the full course and obtain their Certified Nuclear Security specialised Professional designation following the in-person training.
This training course was made possible by the generosity of Global Affairs Canada’s Weapons Threat Reduction Program, in support of international commitments to enhance nuclear security competence, including those set out in INFCIRC 901: Joint Statement on Certified Training for Nuclear Security Management.
About NNR/ CNSS
The CNSS is the first applied research and training establishment dedicated to developing essential skills demanded by South Africa’s nuclear sector outside the traditional university sector. It was launched by the NNR in 2016 to support continuous professional development programmes, research to support regulatory activities and decision making, and technical support services to the regulatory body and nuclear industry in the area of nuclear safety and security.