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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.

A new refinery would be a sensible move for South Africa’s future

16th June 2017 When she prese Budget Vote in Parliament in May, the Minister of Energy; Mmamoloko Kubayi said that she intended to approach Cabinet with a proposal to build a new oil refinery in South Africa. I think that this is a good idea.  The sooner the better.  The Minister pointed out the danger of... 

Let’s not abuse competition laws simply to put more people into business

9th June 2017 The issue of free competition in business is fundamental to the free market system. Let us remind ourselves of what this means. Let us say there are four hamburger restaurants in a town. A person wanting to buy a burger will decide which one to go to. Let us say that, at this point, each burger... 

Zokwana is right – SA needs more college-educated farmers

2nd June 2017 Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister Senzeni Zokwana recently said that there was a gross imbalance between the rapidly increasing population and the number of people producing food.  He said: “Research shows an enormous decline in the number of South Africa’s commercial farmers since... 

We must nurture ‘dreamers’ who ‘see’ things others can’t see

26th May 2017 Thomas Edison is famous for investing the incandescent light bulb, which revolutionised the world.  He invented many other things that many people do not know about. He also invented the forerunner of the modern ‘turntable’ found in discos, which, in his day, was called the phonograph. The first... 

No, we can’t run the country on solar or wind

19th May 2017 I happened to pick up a South African magazine with this glaring headline: “One solar plant powers 30 000 homes.”  I then read the story. So, let us look at this. Firstly, let me say that I am not antisolar or antiwind. Contrary to claims made by others, I am not against these renewable options... 

Hats off to Noakes for standing up for scientific truth

12th May 2017 Professor Tom Noakes has won his confrontation with the professional medical body over his stance that a long projected option concerning the best ratio for fats and carbohydrates in a person’s diet is not correct. This whole Banting diet issue has been very much in the news for a while now.... 

Believe me, SA has all the water we need

5th May 2017 Winter is approaching and, for us folks in the highland areas of South Africa, such as Gauteng, Limpopo, the North West, the Free State and other provinces, this means that nights become cold. We are blessed in this country because the winter days in these areas have no clouds. This means that... 

Misgivings about ratings agencies

28th April 2017 “For all the talk of all this being such a deliberative scientific process . . . to have this decision was remarkable to me.”  That was US Congresswoman Jackie Speier speaking. She went on to say that the analysis “should have been disciplined, and they should have gone back and looked at their... 

Just what is education?

21st April 2017 There is hardly a day that goes by without the word ‘education’ coming up somewhere.  Everybody agrees that education is important, but what I detect is that virtually nobody asks what education actually is. That question is most important.  Many people just assume that, if a person goes to... 

Chess can help improve maths, science pass rate

14th April 2017 To drive our industrial economy, South Africa needs people who can actually ‘do’ things. We need people who can think; we need people who can analyse and come to conclusions. When some company employs an individual, that company is investing in what that individual will do for the company in the... 

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