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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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CIT News


NSTF- BHP Billiton Winner Prof. Eric Bateman engaged high school learners with the Share ‘n Dare program. Read more …


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iThemba LABS Newsletter

Women @iThemba


In light of Women's month (August), iThemba LABS commemorates all the female professionals at our company, and says thanks for the contributions they have made in making our institute one of the leading Science facilities in SA.

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Prof. Soraya Bardien

Rising star


Breakthrough in stellar metals made by SA Astrophysicist

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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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