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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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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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iThemba LABS Newsletter

Science Roadshow


During May 2015, the CIT (Community Interaction & Training) department at iThemba LABS brought a series of Science Roadshows to 10 schools in the Vredendal (West Coast) area.

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New DAQ System


New data acquisition system for the nuclear microprobe – a breakthrough in software development.
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AMS Research


Africa's fast-track into AMS research:
An Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) laboratory in Gauteng is being used to find breakthroughs in Alzheimer's and cancer research.

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IAEA DG visits iThemba


Nuclear Technology is Key to Africa's Development, IAEA Director General Says.

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