South Africa

Annex 2 State*Yes
Signature Date24-SEP-1996
Ratification Date30-MAR-1999

Monitoring Facilities

LocationTypeTreaty CodeStatus
SutherlandAuxiliary Seismic StationAS099Certified
BoshofInfrasound StationIS47Certified
BoshofPrimary Seismic StationPS39Certified
Atomic Energy Corporation PelindabaRadionuclide LaboratoryRL14Certified
Cape TownRadionuclide StationRN62Planned
Cape TownNoble Gas SystemPlanned

Additional Information

Facility Agreement: In force (20 May 1999), see CTBTO press release

Workshops and seminars hosted (selection):

  • CTBTO On-Site Inspection (OSI) Advanced Course of the Third Training Cycle for surrogate inspectors, and the Ground and Airborne Based Visual Observation Course, 7 to 26 October 2018 in Arniston, Western Cape, South Africa.
  • OSI regional introductory training course, 10 to 17 April 2016, the Denel Overberg Test Range at Arniston, Western Cape South Africa.
  • Regional Technical Training Programme for Station Operators and National Data Centre Technical Staff, 10 to 14 March 2008 in Pretoria
  • The Sub-Regional Workshop for States from Southern Africa in 2004.
  • Introductory Training Programme for Station Operators, December 1997 in Pretoria
  • International Monitoring System Introductory Training Programme, December 1997

South Africa was the 33rd State to ratify the CTBT, see CTBTO press release.

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