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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.

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... 

The mind-machine interface really counts

7th April 2017 In 1903, the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, made the first powered aircraft flight. Their first flight’s distance was less than the wingspan of a Boeing 747. But they had done it, they had achieved powered flight.  That story is well known. But what happened next? Well, five years later,... 

Plan to lift rhino horn sale moratorium spot-on

31st March 2017 In February, Environmental  Affairs Minister Edna Molewa put forward the proposal that the current moratorium on the sale of rhino horn be lifted. She also proposed that internal trade in rhino horn be permitted. I agree with the principle of the argument. In fact, a couple of years ago, I spoke... 

Nuclear build programme will bring immense benefits

24th March 2017 South Africa builds and exports Mercedes-Benz vehicles from East London.  BMW cars are built in Pretoria, as are Ford cars. Other vehicle brands are also built are this country.  I have toured the BMW and Ford plant several times, and I can assure you that what you see is South African workers... 

Statistical ‘sleight of hand’ abounds

17th March 2017 The statistician-general of South Africa is Dr Pali Lehohla.  We have known each other for years and have engaged in many interesting discussions. Recently, when commenting on statistics in the modern world, he made the point that, with modern technology, data is now available in unprecedented... 

The myth about wind and solar energy

10th March 2017 For a long time now, I have wondered why many journalists and others believe the claim that solar and wind, as energy sources, employ more people than nuclear or other sources and that, therefore, they are good.  Firstly, this is just not true, but far more important is the fact that such a trend... 

SA’s nuclear build initiative now rolling

3rd March 2017 The South African nuclear power procurement programme is now rolling. The long-awaited formal start, as far as the international community is concerned, occurred on December 14, when a request for information (RfI) was issued.  What this document did was that it asked any company worldwide to... 

Electric vehicles unlikely to scale battery hurdle

24th February 2017 Much scientific work has gone into the development of electric vehicles over recent years. Huge strides have been made, but I cannot see a way past the battery problem in the case of day-to-day electric cars. This is always glossed over by the proponents of electric cars.  Making the electric... 

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