WATCH ON-DEMAND: ESI Africa & NIASA Digital Dialogue: Big Block nuclear power plant vs small modular reactors SMR

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ESI Africa Agenda
Digital Dialogue


This session covers the technology readiness of South Africa for a large-scale and SMR build; the technology cost-effectiveness; the safety aspect for these models; the ownership models; licensing and legislation; and retrofitting NMR in existing coal plants to the decommissioned as per IPR2019.

Moderator: Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl, Editor, ESI Africa


  • Des Muller, Director, NuEnergy Developments  
  • Dave Nicholls, Board Chairperson, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa)  
  • Riedewaan Bakardien, Chief Nuclear Officer, Eskom  
  • Knox Msebenzi, MD, NIASA