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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DNA profiling system to help with sexual offences

The University of the Western Cape is launching a new DNA profiling system to help with sexual offences. The new DNA kit targets will help in sexual offence cases, a crime that is plaguing South Africa. The kit targets DNA that is only carried by men – the Y-Chromosome. Head[…]

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SAPS promises to tackle DNA, rape kits shortage

The South African Police Service says while some police stations are experiencing a shortage of DNA and rape kits, there’s enough of these resources nationally. National police spokesperson Vish Naidoo says the challenge came about after two suppliers bidding to supply the kits were disqualified during the tendering process for[…]

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