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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

ViTL Equipment

Take a closer look at the equipment that is being used at the LABS.

Conferences & Events



    • Kruger 2016
      4 – 9 December 2016, Protea Hotel, Kruger Gate, SA



    • INTDS2016
      13 – 18 November 2016, iThemba LABS, SA


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More News

Huge strides for CPUT Quantum Physics Research Group (in collaboration with iThemba).   Read more …

Bringing power to the people. Read more …

Scifest and iThemba LABS.   Read more …

The synchrotron light source: An ‘engine of discovery’. Read more …

Nuclear Medicine. Read more …

Nuclear Energy in South Africa. (Part 1 of 2) Read more …

Can Nuclear develop fast enough. (Part 1 of 4) Read more …

UNISA Chair in Nanotechnology. Read more …

South African Agency for Science & Technology Advancement (SAASTA) Newsletter April 2016. Read more …





Internships @iThemba

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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