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Hiroshima for Global Peace

30. South Africa ■Non-Nuclear-Weapon State

Nuclear Disarmament 27.5 Points Full Points 42 65.5%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2021:+1
South Africa has played a leading role in promoting the issue on the humanitarian dimensions of nuclear weapons, as well as adopting the TPNW to which it is a state party.
Nuclear Non-Proliferation 53 Points Full Points 61 86.9%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2021:0
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.
Nuclear Security 25 Points Full Points 41 61.0%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2021:0
South Africa announced in 2021 that it is in the final stage of national process to ratify the CPPNM/A. It 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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