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Members of the disbanded SA Nuclear Energy Corporation board and its suspended CEO have launched an urgent court application to set aside their removal. In the court papers, filed on Monday, the corporation’s former chair Kelvin Kemm, suspended CEO Phumzile Tshelane and fired board member Pamela Bosman said the manner in which they were removed by energy minister Jeff Radebe was procedurally unfair and a charade. They said Radebe had a “preordained plan” to remove them. Last week the minister disbanded the board, noting that acts of “some defiant board members” had compromised the ability of the entire board to discharge its fiduciary duties. These acts included: financial mismanagement; remuneration irregularities; unauthorised international travel; and issuance of misleading, inaccurate or defamatory media statements. The minister also blamed the Necsa board for a year-long shutdown in production at its subsidiary, NTP Radioisotopes. Radebe also noted Necsa signed a memorandum of ...

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