South African nuclear firm Necsa's board members resign
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JOHANNESBURG, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The remaining board members
at South African state nuclear company Necsa have resigned, the
energy ministry said on Wednesday, adding it would prioritise
new appointments to the board.
Necsa is one of the world's largest producers of medical
radioisotopes and promotes research and development in nuclear
It has been mired in a financial and operational crisis,
like other South African state-run firms including power utility
Eskom, but is much less of a burden on the country's stretched
public finances due to its smaller size.
Board chairman Rob Adam resigned last year, citing the
pressures of the job.
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy did not give
a reason for the board members' resignation but said a list of
names of potential new members had been drawn up.
"A list of proposed names for the Necsa board has been
finalised for submission to cabinet for concurrence. It is the
department's intention to see a stable Necsa in the current
financial year," the ministry said in a statement.
(Reporting by Alexander Winning; editing by Olivia
Kumwenda-Mtambo and Jason Neely)
First Published: 2020-01-15 10:25:31
Updated 2020-01-15 11:46:25
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