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National Nuclear Regulator Act, 1999

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To provide for the establishment of a National Nuclear Regulator in order to regulate nuclear activities, for its objects and functions, for the manner in which it is to be managed and for its staff matters; to provide for safety standards and regulatory practices for protection of persons, property and the environment against nuclear damage; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


Last update: October 2019

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The National Nuclear Regulator Act, 1999 (Act No. 47 of 1999) has been updated by the Categorisation of the Various Nuclear Installations in the Republic, the Level of Financial Security to be provided by holder of Nuclear Installation Licences in respect of each Category of Nuclear Installation and the manner in which that Financial Security is to be provided as per Notice No. 1342 of GG42773 dated 18 October 2019


The National Nuclear Regulator Act, 1999 (Act No. 47 of 1999) has been updated by Regulations in Terms of Section 36, Read with Section 47 on Safety Standards and Regulatory Practices, Government Gazette 28755, Notice No. R. 388, dated 28 April 2006.


The National Nuclear Regulator Act, 1999 (Act No. 47 of 1999) has been amended by notice 927 from Government Gazette 34735 – Regulations


The Act has been updated by:

Regulations - Notice No. 716 in Government Gazette No. 29050 dated 28 July 2006;

Regulations – Notice No. 778 in Government Gazette No. 29078 dated 4 August 2006;

Notice No. 759 in Government Gazette No. 31232 dated 18 July 2008;

Regulations – Notice No. 968 in Government Gazette No. 31403 dated 12 September 2008; and

Notice No. 1130 in Government Gazette No. 32753 dated 4 December 2009.


The Act has been updated by:

Regulations-Notice 709 in Government Gazette No. 23428 dated 24 May 2002; and

Regulations-Notice No. R.388 in Government Gazette No. 28755.


The Regulations regarding Application for a Nuclear Installation Licence or Certificate of Registration, as published in Gazette 21171 and dated 12 May 2000, have replaced the draft regulations.

Notice 281 regarding nominations of candidates to the Board of Directors of the National Nuclear Regulator (formerly Council for Nuclear Safety), has been added to the Act, as published in Gazette 20806.

The National Nuclear Regulator Act, 1999, has been added to the site on 28 January 2000. A commencement date is still to follow.