ShapeShifter

If it was up to Dr Kelvin Kemm, SA’s future would look bright and nuclear

(Also read "Nuclear energy is very safe and may boost SA's economy - Dr Anthonie Cilliers".)

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviewed Dr Kelvin Kemm, CEO of Nuclear Africa (a nuclear project management company based in Pretoria), for his weekly "ShapeShifter" feature.

Dr Kelvin Kemm studied mathematics and nuclear physics at the University of KwaZulu Natal.

Dr Kelvin Kemm has written over 1000 popular interest articles on technology.

Dr Kelvin Kemm was a 2005 finalist for the Men’s Health magazine “Best Man in South Africa” award.

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) recently appointed Nuclear Africa’s Dr Kelvin Kemm as its Chairperson.

Nuclear is without doubt an essential component of the national electricity mix.

Dr Kelvin Kemm, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

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Necsa is the world’s largest exporter of nuclear medicine. It’s something we’re very proud of.

Dr Kelvin Kemm, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

South Africa is one of the oldest nuclear countries in the world. We predate Japan and France.

Dr Kelvin Kemm, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

When the US was developing an atomic bomb they got their uranium from us.

Dr Kelvin Kemm, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

There is a lot of public misunderstanding.

Dr Kelvin Kemm, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

Nuclear power is the safest and cheapest in the world.

Dr Kelvin Kemm, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

Right now Koeberg provides Eskom’s cheapest electricity.

Dr Kelvin Kemm, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

It won’t cost a trillion rand. We estimate it’ll cost R650 billion for six times as much power currently generated by Koeberg.

Dr Kelvin Kemm, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

Half of the Western Cape’s electricity comes from Koeberg, the rest comes from up north. We’ve got to put big power in different places.

Dr Kelvin Kemm, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

Koeberg is not close to the end of its life. It’s doing very well.

Dr Kelvin Kemm, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

Decommissioning is not as expensive as widely believed. When Koeberg comes to the end of its life the reactor will be taken apart and a new one might be installed.

Dr Kelvin Kemm, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

It’s simple to take the fuel out of a nuclear reactor.

Dr Kelvin Kemm, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

Koeberg was built by South Africans.

Dr Kelvin Kemm, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

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