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Kelvin Kemm

Kelvin Kemm

Dr Kemm is a nuclear physicist and is the CEO of Nuclear Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Kemm is the chairperson of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation. He sits on the Board of Advisers of the Committee for A Constructive Tomorrow, based in Washington DC. 

He is also a Board Member of GoNuclear Inc, and EFN: USA both based in Colorado, USA.

Nuclear power is the way to go

9th December 2016 If one decides to build a new hospital, one would expect that medical doctors and nurses would have a major say in how the hospital should be laid out. Architects would be involved. But local church groups, the baker and butcher should not be involved. Representatives of the church could make... 

Thinking outside the box not as easy as it may seem

2nd December 2016 Something that I have done for many years is to carry out strategic planning sessions for companies. These sometimes last a couple of hours, but at other times they last for three days.  Even three days usually turns out not to be enough. 

The bigger picture is lost on prosecutions head

25th November 2016 One often hears the comment ‘seeing the bigger picture.’ In fact, it is repeated so often that at times I become really tired of hearing it.  One other thing that puts that phrase lower down on my popularity list is the fact that so many people who use it do not actually have the capability of... 

Sadly, the Hawks following in the Scorpions’ footsteps

18th November 2016 The police unit that is popularly the Hawks continues to embarrass itself in public and, for that matter, internationally.  I have written about the Hawks more than once before. When the unit was established, I wrote a congratulatory column and I said that I hoped that the unit would be different... 

‘Outsider’ input critical for technical people’s work

11th November 2016 When I was a postgraduate physics student, it was customary for all physics graduate students to have tea breaks with the staff. When I became a new honours student, after getting my first degree, the head of the physics department called the new honours students together for a bit of a pep talk,... 

There’s more to education than being in class

4th November 2016 The topic of education has been in the news a lot lately. Everybody has been talking about it, but most people are making the fundamental mistake of not asking the question:  What is education? There is a related question, and it is: Why does anybody want to get an education? Let us ponder the... 

Mere tweaks are all that’s needed to update energy plan

21st October 2016 There has been a bit of comment in the media about the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) of the Department of Energy.  The plan is currently used as the planning base is the 2010 IRP. Comment now is that the plan needs updating. That, of course, is quite correct. Any plan needs updates from time to... 

A law will never curb abuse of alcohol

14th October 2016 Proposals to raise the legal age for drinking alcohol from 18 to 21 are being discussed publicly. My opinion is that this should not be done; the legal age should stay at 18. 

No amount of Cites resolutions will stamp out poaching

7th October 2016 People from 180 countries arrived in Johannesburg for the seventeenth World Wildlife Conference, also called COP 17.  It is a conference of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or Cites. The ‘Cites’ actually comes from the organisation's French... 

Race to Mars not too far off

30th September 2016 The Chinese space lab, Tiangong-1, is on an orbital path that will cause it to crash into the earth’s atmosphere as a fiery ball sometime near the end of 2017. It was launched in September 2011 and the name Tiangong means ‘Heavenly Palace’ in Mandarin.  The craft is about 10 m long and was... 

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