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Mar 2021

Press Release

Action Society’s Virtual Protest Action successfully “flooding” Joemat-Pettersson’s inbox

The chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Police, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, yesterday asked the pressure group Action Society to desist from continuing their Virtual Protest Action (https://actionsociety.co.za/dna-backlog/) as it is flooding her inbox. Action Society’s #SwitchOffGBV campaign was launched after the head of the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), Major General Edward Ngokha,

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DispatchLIVE: Parliament demands urgent action on DNA testing backlog

Parliament wants urgent solutions to the dysfunctional National Forensic Science Laboratories (NFSL), and has tasked the newly-appointed National Forensic Oversight and Ethics Board with fixing the mess. Read more: https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2021-03-06-parliament-demands-urgent-action-on-dna-testing-backlog/

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Press Release

FSL head admits SA’s DNA backlog is at 172,787

During the meeting of the National Forensic Oversight Ethics Board and the Portfolio Committee on Police, the head of the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), Major General Edward Ngokha, this morning confirmed that the current DNA backlog yesterday stood at 172,787 cases. “For the months of January and February 2021 no

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Press Release

Forensic DNA system has been down for almost a year

The forensic science laboratory’s (FSL) electronic registry system, which manages evidence for DNA analysis, has been down for almost a year. “Obviously this has an enormous impact on the handing over and processing of DNA tests as it is now done manually,” says Dr Rineé Pretorius, spokesperson for Action Society.

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