Our mandate is to protect people and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation. RPAZ was established in-terms of the Radiation Protection Act Chapter [15:15] of 2004.
Its key objectives include provision of an adequate legislative framework that allows for safe and secure use of nuclear materials and radiation sources; protection of all occupationally exposed workers in line with international standards; to ensure the optimum protection of patience from medical exposure to radiation; to protect members of the public and the environment against effects of radiation; to control the importation and exportation of radioactive sources.
Mission: To ensure the protection of people and the environment against radiation effects through effective regulatory processes.
Breast Cancer Awareness month daily tips
October is breast cancer awareness month, as RPAZ we will be posting daily tips throughout the month of October to help you guard against breast cancer
The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe (RPAZ) Board, Management and Staff wishes to notify its stakeholders that Mr Justice Chipuru has been appointed as the substantive Chief Executive Officer of the Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe (RPAZ) with effect from 01 September 2020.
A vastly experienced public servant, Mr Chipuru served in the education and energy sectors with distinction for 10 years prior to joining the Authority when it was established in 2010. He rose through the ranks to the position of Chief Licensing Officer before his appointment as Acting Chief Executive Officer in February 2019, serving with excellence until his latest appoint.
Mr Chipuru brings experience and an impressive academic portfolio to the Authority. He holds a BSc (Gen) degree in Biology and Geography from the University Of Zimbabwe (UZ), an MSc in Safety, Health and Environmental Management from the Midlands State University (MSU) and an MSc in Strategic Management from Chinhoyi University of Science and Technology (CUT). He is also a holder of a Diploma in Human Resources Development from the Institute of People Management Zimbabwe (IPMZ). Mr Chipuru is an alumnus of the World Nuclear University and the World Institute of Nuclear Security. He is currently studying for an MSc in International Affairs with the Midlands State University (MSU)
We at RPAZ extend our best wishes to him as he leads the organisation into a new era of enhanced protection of the people and the environment against the harmful effects of radiation.
Today the Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe family celebrates our Chief Finance Officer, Mr Lovemore Mazuru, for turning a year older. We wish him many more years.
On behalf of RPAZ we would like to wish Tererai Kasinamunhu, a great member of our team,a very Happy Birthday🎂🎊🎉 We send you our best wishes. May your special day be full of happiness. God bless you in abundance.
We operate a radiochemistry lab to analyse your water, food, crops and export products such as tobacco and mineral ores.
Visit our lab today at Number 2 Borrowdale Road (Off Pauling Drive), Harare.
For more info, send us a Whatsapp message on +263782149933.
To enhance your communication experience, we have introduced a WhatsApp number +263782149933 for your convenience.
We continue to encourage you to use our digital platforms in order to reduce the risk of exposure and spread the coronavirus.
Also visit our website www.rpaz.co.zw or Twitter Page @rpaz_online
In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, His Excellency, President Emmerson D. Mnangagwa declared a Covid-19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment National Lockdown Order (2020).
In compliance with the above order, the Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe will close its offices to the public for the 21-day period.
We are however on standby for any emergencies and other occurrences that may need our services.
Contact us on the following numbers which are available 24-hours for your convenience.
For licensing issues
RPAZ urges all users of radiation to continue following all the safety procedures for the safety of people and the environment.
RPAZ would like to remind everyone to remain vigilant in the prevention of Covid-19 and practice good personal hygeine including,
•washing hands with soap and water frequently or use of an alcohol based sanitiser
•covering your nose and mouth with tissue paper or flexed elbow when coughing and sneezing
•avoiding close contact with people who are sick, coughing or sneezing.
" #EachforEqual challenges every one of us to make a difference, by confronting stereotypes, broadening perceptions, speaking out, improving situations and celebrating women’s achievements." - Mark Barrenechea
The women at the Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe believe their sex is NOT a barrier for them to dominate the radiation science field. They are champions. We celebrate them.
Today, we were honoured with a courtesy call by our former board chairperson Dr Ntokozo Ndlovu.
She was part of the Authority's first Board of Directors which was instrumental in setting up and helping the Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe take its first steps.
Thank you for memories Doc!
Today we celebrate one of our graduate trainees in radiation science, Onismus Matinhe, who has turned a year older.
All of us here wish him a happy birthday and wish him many, many more!
The Authority takes pride in nurturing such fine young talent as Onismus into accomplished radiation scientists.
Drop in at our offices and have a chat with us if you wish, like Onismus, to take up radiation science as a career. We are ready to serve you.
A fitting farewell. 😢😢
We had an AWESOME day as we gave our surroundings a fresh look with AWESOME results too! We are now ready to give you an AWESOME service!
It was bittersweet in the end with the team bidding farewell to Mrs E. Chikhambi, described by colleagues as "a workhorse among show-horses" for her commitment to the Authority's work for all of its 10 year life. Adios Amigo!!
The reason for the cake, the smiles and the laughter is because the Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe is full of joy that one of our own, radiation scientist Marianne Bunjiwe Masoka, has been blessed with one more year.
Just how old do you think she has turned? She refused to tell us🤣
From all of us here, Happy Birthday Marianne!! Wish you so many more!
In our 10 year story, we have taught, we have built, we have served and we have excelled.
Join us in celebrating a DECADE of protecting the people and the environment.
Attention all Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe licencees.
The 2020 licence renewal is NOW open. Visit us at the Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe, No 1 McCaw Drive, Avondale, Harare or our Bulawayo offices, 137 George Silundika Street to RENEW yours.
Together, protecting the people! Protecting the environment!
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RPAZ would like to advise all licensees of the license expiration extension. Please see the document attached below:
RPAZ celebrating International Women's Day.
....moments during the commemorations.
Marondera: World Cancer Day commemorations. The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe attended the World Cancer Day commemorations held in Marondera at Marondera Provincial Hospital.
Join us in embracing a cancer-free generation.
"WE CAN. I CAN"
February 1, 2018 Leenold Ndalama Press Releases PUBLIC AWARENESS: SAFETY OF MICROWAVE OVENS The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe would like to set the record straight on microwave oven claims being circulated on social media. To dispel these particular misconceptions, it is important to no...
Harare [24/01/18]: RPAZ as embarked on its Corporate Governance and Strategic Plan workshop.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Did you know that all food has some natural radionuclides in it? They are transferred from the soil to the crops on land and from water to fish in rivers, lakes and the sea.
We work with international experts to develop guidelines for measuring and determining acceptable levels of natural radioactivity in food. Read more here: https://goo.gl/995dVU
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Parirenyatwa Hospital tour: A CT scan, also known as computed tomography scan, makes use of computer-processed combinations of many X-ray measurements taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional (tomographic) images (virtual "slices") of specific areas of a scanned object, allowing the user to see inside the object without cutting. Other terms include computed axial tomography (CAT scan) and computer aided tomography.
8 November, the discovery of X-Rays. On the 8th of November 1895, Wilhelm Roentgen, a German professor of physics, was the first person to discover electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range commonly known as X-rays today. Although, many people had observed the effects of X-ray beams before, but Roentgen was the first one to study them systematically. To highlight the unknown nature of his discovery, he called them X-rays though they are still known as Roentgen-rays as well. For his remarkable achievement he was honored with the first he first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. X-rays are one type of electromagnetic radiation. They are commonly used in hospitals to produce photographs of bones which can be checked for breaks or fractures. X-rays have the following properties: they can penetrate less dense matter such as skin and body tissue (but not bone), they have a range of frequencies (lower frequency X-rays have less energy and are therefore less penetrating and ionizing) and they leave an image on photographic paper. X-rays give more reliable results than ultrasound when checking for broken bones and so X-rays are used more often to check for breaks. Although X-rays used to take photographs are relatively safe, they can cause cells to become cancerous. Therefore precautions are taken in hospitals to limit the doses received by patients and staff. The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe (RPAZ) then comes in to ensure safety for both workers and clients by regulating the use equipment that generate X-rays. X-rays are also used in CAT scans. ‘CAT’ stands for Computer Axial Tomography and generates a three-dimensional image from a large series of two-dimensional X-ray images. X-rays are also used in fluoroscopy. This allows doctors to see moving images of the internal structures of patients. The patient stands between an X-ray source and a fluorescent screen and a large number of images are taken to form a short film. These are often used to investigate problems with the digestive system.
Born 139 years ago today, Austrian-Swedish physicist Lise Meitner conducted groundbreaking research into radioactivity & nuclear physics
To raise awareness about the role of medical physicists, The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe joins all Medical Physicists in celebrating the International Day of Medical Physics #IDMP2017 on November 7, an important date for medical physics.
Medical Physics is the application of physics to medicine. It uses physics concepts and procedures in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Medical Physics fulfills an important role in medicine, in biological and medical research, and in the optimization of certain health related activities. Medical Physics includes areas such as Radiotherapy physics, Diagnostic Radiology physics, Nuclear Medicine Physics, and Radiation Protection. Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine are often grouped in what is termed as “Diagnostic Imaging”, although there are therapeutic aspects of Nuclear Medicine associated with Radiation Therapy. Other areas of interest in Medical Physics include the measurement of ionizing radiation, magnetic resonance imaging, and the application of lasers, ultrasound, and other technologies which utilize physics concepts as applied to medicine. The scope of duties of medical physicists covers a wide array of activities in modern hospitals where radiation technology is used. As part of a team of health professionals, medical physicists play a central role in assuring the safe and effective use of radiation in medicine. These goals of quality are achieved through the use of QA/QC protocols in the context of radiation-related technologies, radiation therapy dose planning and verification, diagnostic image optimization and dose reduction, and data management and analysis, all of which are based on an in depth understanding of radiation physics principles and radiation technology. The information presented here is aimed at providing the practicing medical physicist with a resource of practical material, as well as guidance for working in clinical situations. Furthermore, some of the materials are very useful in the support of teaching programs.
Revision of the Radiation Protection Regulations – Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe
August 30, 2017August 30, 2017 Roselyn Chifamba News Revision of the Radiation Protection Regulations The Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe is in the process of revising SI 62 of 2011 in order to address the provisions of the international safety standards. As our valued stakeholders, you a...
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