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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National Research Foundation (NRF) Newsletter. Read more …

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

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


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iThemba LABS Newsletter

PRaVDA wins award


PRaVDA (of which iThemba LABS is a member) are delighted to announce that it has been selected as the winner in the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Competition under the model based engineering category.
More about the awards
Award Photo

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Therapy Workshop


iThemba LABS Therapy Workshop Declaration of Intent

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Africa Calling: Nuclear


The Africa Calling series will be broadcast on SABC 3 at 19H30 from 9 November 2014 to 7 December 2014.

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Science Competition


Encouraging young scientists to communicate. Closing date 5 January 2015

Young Science Communicator's Competition (YSCC)

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)
Also available as powerpoint show

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Postgrad SA-ALICE


Postgraduate opportunities within South Africa - ALICE (SA-ALICE)
Take a "journey to the early Universe"

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