It gives me immense pleasure to present the 2021/2022 Annual Performance Plan (APP) for the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute. This Annual Performance Plan is aligned with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE) strategic outcomes and it contributes towards the delivery of the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP) as well as the Medium- Term Strategic Framework. It establishes the key areas of focus that will enable NRWDI to deliver on its legislative and policy mandate.

The key focus areas for the year will be the following:

  • The finalisation of Section 30 of the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute Act, (Act 53 of 2008) in respect of the Vaalputs nuclear installation licence and Vaalputs functional shift.
  • The development and maintenance of a responsive radioactive waste management and disposal regime that does not compromise public safety and national security.
  • The establishment and roll-out of the Centralised Interim Storage Facility for high level waste, in particular spent nuclear fuel.
  • Ensuring that public perceptions, concerns and expectations are adequately addressed