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Hiroshima for Global Peace

30. South Africa ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

Nuclear Disarmament 26.5 Points Full Points 42 63.1%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: -1.5
South Africa has played a leading role in promoting the issue on the humanitarian dimensions of nuclear weapons, as well as adopting the TPNW. It ratified the treaty. It expressed the sense of urgency regarding standstill and deterioration of nuclear disarmament on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the NPT.
Nuclear Non-Proliferation 53 Points Full Points 61 86.9%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: 0
South Africa is also a state party to the Africa Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty. It acceded to the IAEA Additional Protocol, and has applied the integrated safeguards. It considers that the conclusion of an Additional Protocol should be voluntary, and is not necessarily active in its standardization.
Nuclear Security 25 Points Full Points 41 61.0%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: 0
South Africa is still in the process of accepting CPPNM/A but has already ratified all other conventions relevant to nuclear security. It has been enhancing nuclear security measures following recommended measures of INFCIRC/225/Rev.5. South Africa has been making significant effort in minimizing the use of HEU but still possesses significant amount. It has also been working on the prevention of illicit trafficking and participating in nuclear forensics activities.
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