7 March 2024

Cape Town International Convention Centre

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Welcome to the Nuclear Forum:

A Premier Official Side Event at the Africa Energy Indaba

The Nuclear Forum will focus a pivotal discussion shaping the African energy landscape. As an official side event at the Africa Energy Indaba, the Forum will delve into the profound advancements, challenges, and opportunities that nuclear technology offers in meeting our continent’s energy demands. Get ready for insightful discussions and a glimpse into the future of nuclear energy. Let’s explore the possibilities together.

Key issues to be discussed at the Nuclear Forum include:

Nuclear Regulation of a New Build Program

Necsa’s Role in South Africa’s Nuclear Industry Expansion

The World’s Response to Nuclear Energy at COP28

The Value Proposition of Nuclear Power for Africa

Establishing and Growing a Local Nuclear Industry Supply Chain

Developments and the Deployment of SMRs for Africa

Attendance of this side event is free of charge, but registration is required as seats are limited. Once fully booked, registration will be closed.

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Nuclear Forum Sponsors


KEPCO is Korea’s iconic power company with a proud of history of 126 years, leading the nation’s industries and economy. KEPCO has six wholly-owned generation subsidiaries including KHNP as well as has major nuclear subsidiaries including KEPCO E&C, KEPCO NF, KEPCO KPS and KEPCO KDN.

KEPCO has served as the leader of Team Korea over the last 50 years for nuclear sector and plays a key role in promoting the capabilities of Korea’s nuclear sector including engineering, manufacturing, construction and operation & maintenance of NPPS.

KEPCO operates a total of 38 overseas energy projects in 19 countries in various segments including Nuclear, Thermal, New & Renewable (Wind&Solar), Transmission & Distribution and Resource development, and stands out as a comprehensive energy solution provider with excellent technological abilities on the energy sector.

Website: www.kepco.co.kr


State Power Investment Corporation Limited (SPIC) is one of China’s five power generation groups, with businesses covering centralized power and heat generation, consumer-side integrated smart energy, green power to X, power-related and supporting segments, and asset-light businesses. SPIC owns all generation types including PV, wind, nuclear, hydro, coal, gas and biomass, with PV power capacity ranking 1
st in the world. SPIC has constructed 4 AP1000 units with 8 nuclear power units under construction. It has developed Guohe One (CAP1400), a large-scale advanced PWR nuclear power technology with our own intellectual property rights.  Ranking 262nd among the Fortune Global 500, SPIC is committed to becoming a world-class clean energy enterprise with global competitiveness.

Website: www.spic.com.cn/ www.snerdi.com.cn/ 


Nuclear Forum Speakers

Welcome & Opening

Princy Mthombeni
Thought Leader and Founder

Address Speakers

Loyiso Tyabashe
South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa)

Dr Sama Bilbao
Director General
World Nuclear Association

Peter Bester
Program Manager
National Nuclear Regulator (NNR)


Des Muller
Managing Director
SA Nuclear Build Platform


Shane Pereira
Business Development Director
Lesedi Nuclear Services

Su-Jin Park

Nomso Kana
Nuclear Scientist
SA Nuclear Build Platform

Mervyn Fischer
Allweld Nuclear & Industrial

Ryan Collyer
Rosatom Central and Southern Africa

Chuntao TANG
Deputy Director

Department of General Technology – SNERDI

David Nicholls
South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa)

Dr Derik Wolvaardt
Senior Executive & Nuclear Engineering Specialist
Lesedi Nuclear Services

Gaopalelwe Santswere
Deputy President
Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA)

Sung Won Lim
Senior Researcher
SMART SMR System Development

Jeetesh Keshaw
Nuclear Technology Specialist

Ilya Vergizaev
First Deputy Director General – Executive Director
Rosatom Energy Projects

Join us at the Nuclear Forum as we usher in a new era of sustainable, safe, and reliable energy through the exploration of Advanced Nuclear Technologies. Together, we pave the way for a brighter and cleaner future for the African continent.

For event enquiries, email: info@energyindaba.co.za