Police face huge backlog in DNA sample tests

The backlog in DNA samples at the National Forensic Science Laboratories (NFSL) now stands at 117,736, prompting a call for police to consider partnerships with private laboratories in SA. DA MP Andrew Whitfield said on Sunday that the party had written to national police commissioner Gen Kehla Sitole to request[…]

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Premier meets the MJC over mortuary backlog

By Wardah Wilkinson The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) second Deputy President and Chairperson Shaykh Riad Fataar met yesterday with the Premier of the Western Cape Helen Zille to discuss the backlog at forensic pathology services for Muslim autopsies. The premier contacted the MJC, following concerns expressed over the mortuary issue[…]

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Backlog of migrants swells in the Balkans

The Balkans struggled with a growing backlog of migrants on Monday after Hungary sealed its southern border and Slovenia tried to impose a limit, leaving thousands stranded on cold, rain-drenched borders where tempers frayed. Having declared it would accept only 2,500 per day, Slovenia said 5,000 had arrived from Croatia[…]

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