NPIHP Releases Largest Collection of Documents on the History of South Africa's Nuclear Program

Apr 01, 2013

NPIHP is pleased to announce the largest ever release of documents on South Africa’s nuclear history.

These documents were released following a ground-breaking conference organized and hosted by Monash University South Africa, in cooperation with the Institute for Security Studies (ISS Africa) and NPIHP held in December, 2012. The documents were collected and contributed by conference participants who used them in support of their own research. This collection covers the full swath of South African nuclear history, from the origins of the country’s nuclear energy research in the 1950s, through the early 1990s when it announced the existence and subsequent destruction of its nuclear program.

The collection is available on the History and Public Policy Program's Digital Archive.

Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Leopoldo Nuti // Co-Director, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project; Public Policy Scholar
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant