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[…]
In a shocking and bizarre suspected triple murder case, police forensics in Olievenhoutbosch, south of Pretoria, are digging for at least three graves after a mother and her teenage son confessed to killing three people and burying them in their backyard. Police have so far found some human tissues in[…]
After a decade of research and development, a new blood test has been produced which can detect five types of cancer years before currently available tests can, greatly increasing the future survivability of patients. The creators of the test, dubbed PanSeer, caution that it is unlikely to predict cancer, but[…]
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[…]
One out of two DNA analysis reports have matched the semen found on little Courtney Pieters’ T-shirt to her alleged murderer Mortimer Saunders, the Western Cape High Court heard on Thursday. Saunders is accused of the premeditated murder and rape of the toddler but has denied that the murder was[…]
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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