DNA

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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