the Rhisotope Project

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Rosatom

State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is one the global technological leaders. It is a multi-industry holding comprising assets in power engineering, machine engineering and construction, among others. Having competencies across the entire nuclear fuel cycle, the corporation boasts the largest foreign project portfolio in the world with 35 power units at different stages of implementation in 12 countries. ROSATOM is the largest producer of electricity in Russia, ensuring over 19% of the country’s energy needs. ROSATOM also ventures into manufacturing equipment and isotopes for nuclear medicine, does research, materials studies, digital products, manufactures various innovative nuclear and non-nuclear products. ROSATOM is engaged into low-carbon generation, including wind energy.

The corporation includes about 400 enterprises and organizations employing a total of more than 250,000 people. Since October 2020, ROSATOM has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact, the largest corporate social responsibility and sustainable development initiative for businesses across the world.

WITS

With more than 85% of our research published in accredited international journals, we encourage cross-disciplinary research and collaborate with the best researchers and institutions across the globe. From telling the story of life to finding solutions to deep level mining problems, from searching for the Higgs boson at CERN to understanding the complexities of human interaction, Wits is at the forefront.

From discovering what lies beneath the earth’s surface to saving lives through better health care systems, Wits is on the ground making a difference. We have over 50 active projects around Africa and the University is represented globally through our partnerships, collaborations, staff, student exchanges and our alumni. Wits University is also the co-founder of the African Research Universities Alliance.

We have over 50 active projects around Africa and the University is represented globally through our partnerships

Ikhala

IVWS has been providing veterinary services to the conservation industry for the past 14 years. Apart from the management and clinical contributions to wildlife, IVWS also makes a substantial contribution to education through practical and online courses as well as awareness globally through social media and speaking engagements on the issues facing our environment and specifically our wildlife.

Based out of the Eastern Cape, we are proud to have played a part in a conservation transformation which has brought with it many benefits to wildlife and their habitats and many of the human communities engaged in tourism and conservation in the area. We have worked with multiple non-profit organisations to improve our response to wildlife, especially rhino, who have been mutilated at the hands of poachers and through this effort have grown our knowledge, capacity and state-of the-art equipment to meet this growing need. We continue to search out new techniques to secure the future of our environment, its wildlife and the people who recognise the importance of our connection with this planet.

Care For Wild

Care For Wild

Care for Wild is the largest orphan rhino sanctuary in the world. We rescue, rehabilitate, rewild, release and protect rhinos but we also do so much more.

South Africa was fast becoming the centre of the rhino poaching crisis. Rhinos were being brutally murdered daily in National Parks, Provincial Parks and on private property to meet the demand for bogus medicines made from rhino horn. The illegal rhino horn trade catapulted the status of the White Rhino to ‘Near Threatened’ and the Black Rhino to ‘Critically Endangered’.

Many of these devastating poaching incidents left behind young, defenceless, orphaned calves. As the effects of the escalating poaching crisis became evident, so too did the need for a highly specialised care facility that could support the conservation efforts to save this iconic, keystone species from extinction. Founded by Petronel Nieuwoudt, Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary holds an official MOU (Memorandum Of Understanding) with South African National Parks in our joint effort to safeguard the future of the species and South Africa’s heritage.

Colorado State University (CSU)

Colorado State University (CSU) is a public land-grant research university in Fort Collins, Colorado that is flagship university of the Colorado State University System and is classified as a very high research activity university.  Colorado State University offers both a PhD and Master of Science in radiological health, with specialization in health physics, medical health physics, radiochemistry and radioecology.  The radiological health program focuses on gaining an in-depth understanding of the risks and benefits associated with radiation in order to protect public health and the environment.