As organizers we are pleased to confirm that preparations for the 4-day event are well under way and there seems to be considerable interest for the symposium in South Africa as well as in other African countries. As indicated before, the main topics will be «Uranium mining and health, environmental, legal and socioeconomic issues». In addition, we will devote one entire day to renewable energies. At this stage, we are able to offer a rough outline of the program, including the plenary speaker’s names and their topics. Workshops will be arranged later and communicated in the final program.