NWU alumna and CEO of Kabo Consulting Peggy Mampe is making great strides in the male-dominated nuclear industry.


Guarding against radiation


Today, Peggy is the CEO of Kabo Consulting (Pty) Ltd, a company with a holistic approach to radiation protection and environmental management services. They provide expertise to public and private sector clients including mining and nuclear facilities, development agencies and other institutions.


Prior to Kabo, Peggy worked for the National Nuclear Regulator as a senior specialist in the environment and radiation protection department for seven years.

Meet Peggy, the future of nuclear energy

What comes to mind when you hear the word nuclear? Probably not Keamogetse Leon Mampe, affectionately known as Peggy.


Originally from Tlakgameng village in the North West Province, Peggy is an NWU alumna who is excelling in the field of nuclear energy.

“Growing up in the rural area of Tlakgameng, nuclear was never in my vocabulary until I got to the NWU’s campus in Mahikeng,” says Peggy.


Discover a whole new world


“I registered and completed my BSc degree in biology and chemistry and then I discovered this little-discussed field of applied radiation. I was intrigued and registered for a postgraduate diploma in applied radiation science and technology, and I have never looked back.”


In addition, Peggy holds a BScHons in applied sciences majoring in environmental science from the University of Pretoria.


Spreading her wings


She was determined to be successful in the field of nuclear energy.This resulted in her being one of only a few South Africans selected to attend the much coveted European Radiation Protection Course, and the Reactor Safety Analysis, Neutronics and Accident training programmes in France in 2003 and 2004.


Peggy was also chosen to represent South Africa at the JIPSA Junior Manager Development Programme in France in 2011.


Upon her return, Peggy completed management development and a project management programme at the University of Pretoria. She is a recognised and registered professional natural scientist (physical science) with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions.


Honing her skills


“I have been so fortunate to participate in national and international training opportunities organised by the International Atomic Energy Agencies between 2006 and 2012.


“I am also a full member of the South African Radiation Protection Association, Woman in Nuclear South Africa and the South African Young Nuclear Professional Society,” she says.


Peace and good advice


A self-proclaimed nature lover who is keen on hiking, boot camping, cycling and running, Peggy says: “I believe being out in nature, away from the business of our daily lives and technology, can bring peace and a sense of well-being.”


Taking from the script of success that is her life, Peggy’s message to young people, especially women, is this: “You have the power, the potential and the ability to do anything you want. Spread your wings and fly.”




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