The South African Young Nuclear Professional Society (SAYNPS) was established immediately after the Second International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) Bi-Annual Conference that was held in South Korea in 2002. It encourages young nuclear professionals (technical and non-technical) to actively participate in national and international peaceful nuclear activities. At the moment it has more than 200 members across the country. Members come from various nuclear related organizations/institutions in the country such as National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa), Eskom, iThemba LABS, Universities, etc.
Ensuring that South African nuclear industry contains the necessary skills and knowledge even in the future through skills development and transfer. Preservation of nuclear information for future nuclear generation and operations sustainability. Assist in the outreach campaigns of informing the public about the importance of nuclear science and technology in the society.
To ensure that South Africa and Africa as a whole are internationally recognised in the field of nuclear/radiation science and technology through local and regional youth participation in the international youth nuclear activities.
To protect, sustain and promote responsible and safe usage of nuclear/radiation science and technology through youth empowerment.
On Friday the 01st June 2012, SAYNPS members were scheduled to visit Mountain View High School in the Mankweng area to conduct a nuclear public awareness and also a career guidance to grade 12 learners at the school. Due to logistical problems encountered, this mission was not fulfilled.
On Saturday, the 28th April 2012, SAYNPS members visited the community/schools around Morokweng and Tseoge in North West Province, where 4 schools in the circuit gathered for the public awareness and career guidance.
On Saturday, the 21st April 2012, SAYNPS members visited some of the schools around Rekopantswe Area Office under Physical Sciences in Mafikeng, North West Province with the aim of informing learners about nuclear energy and safe use of nuclear technology.