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This page is dedicated to our network of people

united against crime in Africa: Change advocates, lobbyists,

forensic scientists, researchers and humanitarians.


DNAforAfrica's objective is to highlight the importance of DNA sampling

when it comes to fighting violent crime, human trafficking, sexual assault and missing persons cases. Advocacy in this arena is very low in Africa and we believe that by amplifying each other's voices,

we can make our message clear. 


Click on each picture to learn more about each DNA Crusader's work.

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​Brig. Joe Smith is the Section Head of Forensic Database Management at the Forensic Services Division in SAPS. He has more than 34 years experience in the field of forensic science and has played an active and pivotal role in the establishment of the National Forensic DNA Database and the implementation of the provisions of the DNA Act.

Brig. Joe Smith
DNA Database Specialist
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south africa
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