Nuclear disaster exercise in preparation for
Information and photos supplied by Mr Gert
Witbooi, Editor of Navy News
members conducted a joint nuclear emergency exercise
with members of the City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk
Management and other Armed Services personnel. Led by
Major M Snyman from the Joint Operations Tactical Team
from Silvermine and Dr Elmien Steyn, Head of Special
Planning and Critical Infrastructure of the City of Cape
Town, the exercised focused on the elderly, people with
disabilities and citizens with animals.
Briefing - Dr Elmien Steyn, Head of Special Planning and
Critical Infrastructure of the City of Cape Town briefs
the various teams prior to commence of the operation.
took place on Wednesday 28 September 2016 in Milnerton.
It was in preparation of the national Nuclear Emergency
Exercise, which will take place on 9 November 2016 at
yet-to-be disclosed locations. The national exercise
will involve all emergency personnel of all governments
and armed services.
The aim of
the exercises is to sharpen the readiness and skills of
personnel in the emergency and rescue services of each
participating unit. This is also to test the
communication channels and cooperation of the various
The national exercise will be overseen by the National
Nuclear Energy regulator, which will adjudicate on the
standards and compliance of the operation as required by