“Anti-nuclear lobbyists are against government” – Nehawu chairman

Nehawu’s Necsa branch Professionals Technical Committee in partnership with various stakeholders organised outreach activities to ‘Stand Up for Nuclear’ in South Africa.

A rally in support of nuclear energy was held last weekend.

“Stand Up For Nuclear is our way to dispel the myths about nuclear energy by sharing facts with the public. If people say nuclear energy is dangerous then the people who are better placed to dispel that misinformation is none other than us, the workers who are at ground zero”, said the chairperson of Nehawu at South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), Zolani Masoleng, during a nuclear support rally last weekend.

Nehawu’s Necsa branch Professionals Technical Committee in partnership with various stakeholders organised outreach activities to ‘Stand Up for Nuclear’ in South Africa.

Founder member of Stand Up For Nuclear South Africa, Zak Madela, expressed his disappointment in anti-nuclear lobby groups and said these groups are not only against the development of the country but also its government.

“They go around taking advantage of people who do not have information. They have already resolved that there will never be nuclear expansion programme in South Africa, and they will achieve that by capitalising on the lack of information to the communities,” he said.

Stand Up for Nuclear is an event to advocate for the protection and expansion of nuclear as a source of energy and other applications. It is held annually in over 80 cities around the world, including Paris in France, New York in USA, and London in UK with more countries expected to join in the near future. It has been steered under the leadership of ‘Environmental Progress (EP)’, an American environmental movement led by Michael Schellenberger since 2016, to inform societies about the harmful effects of the indiscriminate expansion of renewable energy and the necessity of nuclear power.