Community invited to nuclear power talk

2015-11-17 06:00
Photo: supplied Dr Kelvin Kemm.

Photo: supplied Dr Kelvin Kemm.

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ST Agnes Church invites the community to a presentation by Dr Kelvin Kemm on South Africa’s nuclear power programme on 16 November at 6pm at the St Agnes Church auditorium at 53 Abelia Road, Kloof.

Dr Kemm studied at the University of KwaZulu-Natal where he gained degrees in mathematics and nuclear physics. On completing a PhD, he started work as a research and development scientist at the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa.

He then moved into the field of the management of technology and became involved in a variety of projects in industrial sectors, giving him exposure to the realities of the technological and industrial base of society.

Dr Kemm believes that a healthy economy needs a wide appreciation of the role of technology. As a result of this, he became interested in the public awareness of technology and has written over 1 000 articles in journals, magazines and newspapers, internationally.

He has also regularly appeared on radio and TV programmes in South Africa and overseas, and is a regular speaker at public events.

In 1994 Dr Kemm was appointed to the International Board of Advisors of the Washington DC-based environment and technology lobby group, The Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow. He is a member of the International Board of GoNuclear Inc. based in Colorado, U.S.. He is also on the American Board of: Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy, EFN: U.S.-based in Paris, France.

An entry concerning Dr Kemm was entered into Who’s Who in the World in 2001.

Dr Kemm has written two books - a public interest book titled Techtrack - A Winding Path of South African Development and a coffee table book - At the Forefront of Weather.

He also writes a column in Engineering News, which has a major international readership. In 2003 he was awarded the Lifetime Achiever’s Award in Science and Technology, by the National Science and Technology Forum.

In 2005 he was a finalist in the Men’s Health magazine Best Man in South Africa Award. In 2007 he was awarded a Circle of Valour award by The Knights of Durban.

Entrance to the talk is free.

- Supplied

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