South Africa one step closer to adopting new DNA laws

The National Assembly has approved the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Bill, with the draft law now being sent to the National Council of Provinces for concurrence.

The bill is expected to make it easier to track and trace violent offenders in the country.


Colloquially known as the ‘DNA law’ the bill will allow the government to gather the DNA of serious offenders arrested in South Africa.


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