South African Young Nuclear Professional Society together with the Department of Energy host the International Youth Nuclear Congress at the Cape Town International Convention Centre
13 Jul 2010
South African Young Nuclear Professionals in conjunction with the Department of Energy with the Society (SAYNPS) will host the International Youth Nuclear Congress in Cape Town. It is for the first time that the congress is hosted in Africa. More than 30 countries around the world will participate and make presentations at the congress.
One of the key objectives of the congress is to develop new approaches to communicate benefits of nuclear power as part of the balanced energy mix. The congress will also highlight youth and nuclear skills development, skills transfer and knowledge sharing at the research and technical levels, resulting in positive spin-offs for the much needed social and economic development programmes.It will further promote peaceful use of nuclear science and technology for the welfare of mankind.
Members of the media are invited to attend the opening session on Tuesday, 13 July 2010 where the Minister of Energy, Ms Dipuo Peters will give a keynote address. Other speakers on the day will include the Department of Energy Director-General Ms Nelisiwe Magubane, Deputy Director-General Mr Tseliso Maqubela, National Youth Development Agency Chairperson, Mr Andile Lungisa, the International Youth Nuclear Congress President, and other national and international speakers in the nuclear sector and academic level.
NB: Registration for the conference is on Monday, 12 July from 11h00 to 17h30 at the CTICC.
All sessions are open for media.
Tuesday’s session will also include a press conference at 13h30.
The details of the Congress are as follows:
Date: 12 to 18 July 2010
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre
Time: 08h30 to 17h00 daily
Tel: (012) 444 4269
Cell: 082 459 2799
Tel: 012 444 4610
Cell: 082 465 6090
Issued by: Department of Energy
13 Jul 2010
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