Common Myths about Nuclear

Knox Msebenzi, Managing Director of the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA)
25 October 2017
17h45-18h15 (Registration & cheese ’n wine)
18h15-19h30 presentation
FMF, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston (Off Main Road opposite the Sandton Medi-Clinic)

The anti-nuclear lobby has embarked on a campaign to discredit nuclear by appealing to public fears. At the centre of this is the association made between nuclear power and corruption. The other major issue is the message that nuclear power plant constructions are always late and over budget. A related issue being advanced as a fear factor is that nuclear waste is a problem, that spent fuel is dangerous to the environment and lasts for thousands of years. The presentation is going to address all these issues by debunking these myths and advancing the energy mix approach to electricity planning for South Africa.


  1. Cost
  2. Safety
  3. Corruption
  4. Nuclear Waste
  5. Conclusion

Entry fee R50 per person CASH ONLY at door – for cheese, wine, challenging intellectual debate and scintillating company! Media free


For more information and to RSVP for each person attending complete the registration form below





Knox Msebenzi

Electrical Power Engineer by formal training (University of Cambridge and Rensselaer Polytechnic), MBA (Wits), Pr Eng.

Projects Engineer at Hwange coal fired Power Station in Zimbabwe

Lecturer in electrical power systems and machines (University of Botswana and University of Natal)

Plant Electrical Engineer at Hulletts Aluminium

Engineering Manager at South African Breweries in Port Elizabeth

General Manager of Test House at the SABS

General Manager of Eloptro, a division of Denel

Group Executive Director at Denel Aerospace

Country Manager for Plessey International in Zambia

Senior Manager of Laboratories at Necsa

Chief Technical Officer at the National Nuclear Regulator

Projects Manager at Necsa

Current Managing Director of the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA)

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