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IOL: Turnaround plan to tackle DNA backlog implemented by SAPS

The police have implemented a turnaround strategy on its DNA backlog saga, and have adopted a project plan-driven approach to finalise the backlog. Read more: https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/turnaround-plan-to-tackle-dna-backlog-implemented-by-saps-7c4f10d3-8b6a-4baa-91c6-55040b57a98d

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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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IOL: Civil society groups slam Cele over denial of rape kits shortage

Cape Town – Civil society organisations have lambasted Police Minister Bheki Cele for his denial that there was a shortage of evidence collection kits, also known as “rape kits”, at police stations last year. Read more: https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/civil-society-groups-slam-cele-over-denial-of-rape-kits-shortage-6374ecb7-f14d-40a3-b26d-5c940d777701

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IOL: Concern over DNA testing backlog at police lab

Cape Town – The Department of Community Safety said it was concerned over the backlogs in the processing of DNA by the police’s forensic science laboratory and the pressure this places on service delivery, particularly in resolving rape cases. Read more: https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/news/concern-over-dna-testing-backlog-at-police-lab-aaef12b8-c29b-48dc-846a-33a83eca99a3

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