The Southern African Radiation
Hosting of IRPA 14 International Congress in 2016 confirmed the South African Societies SARPA and SARPS as the hosts of the IRPA 14 International Congress in 2016
The South African Radiation community is represented by two associations, namely Southern African Radiation Protection Association (SARPA) and the South African Radiation Protection Society (SARPS). These two associations form a body called the South African Radiation Protection Coordinating Body (SARPCOB) which is the International Radiation Protection (IRPA) affiliated body for South Africa.
SARPA was established in September 1997 as an independent association to serve the objectives and profession of radiation protection, not only in South Africa, but also in the broader Southern African region.
The interest of SARPA is currently being served by a annually elected executive committee consisting of 160 corporate members and 15 institutional members.