The government has replaced the board of the state-owned South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), with the utility's former CEO, Rob Adam, taking over as chair. Adam replaces former chair Kelvin Kemm as head of the organisation, which is tasked with undertaking and promoting research and development in the field of nuclear energy and radiation sciences and technology. Necsa is also involved in the production of medical nuclear radioisotopes and associated services, and manages and operates the Vaalputs National Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility in the Northern Cape. Adam, who was Necsa CEO for six years between 2006 and 2012, said on Thursday after his appointment that although it was still early days, the key issues to be addressed in the corporation were its financial stability and future strategy in the light of the government's policy decision to delay the new nuclear build programme to the mid-2030s. The new members of the board are Ramatsemela Masango, Aadil Patel, ...

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