CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S OVERVIEW
OVERVIEW OF THE ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF THE PUBLIC ENTITY
Having assumed office on 1st November 2021 and reflecting on the events and activities of the 2021/2022 financial year, I must agree that the focus of the NRWDI has been to provide unwavering support for our employees’ well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the world is still grappling to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, I am pleased to recognise that the NRWDI has responded to the global COVID-19 crisis with professionalism and empathy. Our staff have shown themselves to be a very flexible, adaptable and extraordinarily dedicated group of people in these uncertain times. Whilst embracing a hybrid model of operations to contain the spread of COVID-19, the entity achieved a performance rating of 87.5%, which is commendable under these circumstances, and which bears testimony to their operational competence and resilience. I feel honoured to report that the entity has obtained clean audit reports for five consecutive years, which demonstrate that the Institute embraces and institutionalises a strong culture of good governance. The clean audits also demonstrate a resilient commitment towards ethical public administration including prudent financial management, operational excellence and leadership based on the highest ethical and moral standards, thus contributing to Government’s objective of building a capable, ethical and developmental State. The NRWDI remains committed to fulfilling the vast expectations of South Africans that radioactive waste be safely managed in a manner that meets or exceeds all applicable regulatory standards and requirements for protecting the health, safety and security of humans and the environment, now and in the future.