Vision, Mission, Values

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Vision and Mission

iThemba LABS Vision

Our vision is for South Africa to lead in science, discovery, and innovation, improving lives and building a better world.

iThemba LABS Mission

Our mission is to serve as South Africa’s particle accelerator centre.  We advance isotope science and technology, both fundamental and applied.  We collaborate across communities and disciplines, from nuclear and particle physics to the life and material sciences.  We discover and innovate, inspire and educate, creating knowledge and opportunity for all.

The following core values reflect how iThemba LABS operates as one of the leading physics laboratories in the world. These values are instilled in all those who work here, and guide how the laboratory approaches our goals.

iThemba LABS Values

Excellence & Integrity

  • We have a passion for excellence in all that we do.
  • We are decisive, bold, courageous, and compassionate.
  • We take responsibility for our actions, our commitments, and our contributions to the larger community.

Safety & Accountability

  • We respect the health and safety of our employees, our visitors, and our neighbours.
  • We build quality into our processes and seek continual improvement in all of our systems.
  • We embrace transparency and authenticity, and hold ourselves and each other accountable.

Equity & Inclusion

  • We empower our people and foster an inclusive work environment, enriching our science and our community.
  • We value teamwork and open communication to ensure that everyone belongs and all voices are heard.
  • We respect each other, take care of each other, and support the success of all.