The iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences is a group of multi-disciplinary research laboratories administered by the National Research Foundation. Based at two sites in the Western Cape and Gauteng, these provide facilities for:

  • Basic and applied research using particle beams
  • Particle radiotherapy for the treatment of cancer
  • The supply of accelerator-produced radioactive isotopes for nuclear medicine and research

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Welcome to iThemba LABS



iThemba in the Media

iThemba in the Media

Read all about the happenings at the LABS. iThemba is being featured in various online and printed magazines & newspapers, and websites.

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Community Interaction

iThemba LABS, through the Division for Community Interaction and Training (CIT), is committed to positively impact the lives of young people in SA.

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Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Join us on a Virtual Tour. Take a closer look at the equipment that is being used at the LABS. Adobe Flash Player is required for Virtual Tour

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Conferences & Events

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More News

UNISA Chair in Nanotechnology. Read more …

Curro School’s Science & Technology Tour. Read more …

National Research Foundation (NRF) Newsletter. Read more …

SAIP Newsletter – Physics related news from South Africa and abroad. Read more …

Private Edition Article: Nanotechnology – The next big thing is small. Read more …

Mail & Guardian Article: Science builds our future by Dr. Albert Van Jaarsveld CEO of the NRF. Read more …


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PRaVDA Achievement


PRaVDA (of which iThemba LABS is a member) is a finalist in the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Competition. Entered for model-based engineering category. The present-giving event and dinner is in London on 19 November.

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Public Lecture


Physical Mathematics
Dr. Jeff Murugan
iThemba LABS, Old Faure Road, Faure, Somerset West
Date: Wed, 22 October 2014
Time: 18h00 - 19h00
RSVP: 021 975 4052
Light refreshments will be served.
(no cost involved)
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Visit by Deputy Minister


Veronica Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi, the Deputy Minister of Science and Technology visited iThemba LABS during the month of September.

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SA gets 3 MV Tandetron


A 3 MV Tandetron Accelerator will be installed for the Materials Research Department (MRD) at iThemba LABS.

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iThemba bid: AMS 2017


iThemba bid to host next AMS Conference in 2017 (AMS-14)
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