About our campaign

The DNA Project, as part of its ongoing commitment to address the unacceptably high levels of crime in South Africa, has launched a DNA Awareness Campaign to disseminate information on the benefits of utilizing DNA evidence in crime detection and prevention...

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How to book a workshop

Please let us know if you or your organisation would be interested in helping us host a training session and we will send you further information.


To book a workshop please contact Maya Moodley (National DNA Awareness Campaign Co-ordinator) on 072 352 2676, via email at maya@dnaproject.co.za or visit our Contact Us page to complete our online contact form.

About our campaign

The DNA Project, as part of its ongoing commitment to address the unacceptably high levels of crime in South Africa, has launched a DNA Awareness Campaign to disseminate information on the benefits of utilizing DNA evidence in crime detection and prevention.

To put it very simply DNA profiling has replaced fingerprinting as the forensic tool of choice to be used by investigators to link suspects to a crime scene. It is highly effective as DNA can be found in any cell in the body. This means that evidence can be collected from biological material left at a crime scene such as hair, semen, saliva, sweat, blood and skin cells. Therefore, this technology can be used to match DNA profiles of suspects with DNA evidence or "crime stains" found at crime scenes, thereby solving crimes including murder, rape and burglary.

Our DNA Awareness Campaign aims to provide key sectors of the South African public with a basic understanding of how DNA profiling is being used to assist in criminal investigations in South Africa and the importance of preserving valuable DNA evidence found at a crime scene.

Workshop information

Workshops are presented by a DNA Project approved trainer and we currently have dedicated trainers in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and Eastern Cape.

Each organisation will receive a set of 5 information posters, a roll of crime scene tape as well as a DNA awareness DVD compiled and produced by the DNA Project.

The DVD provides vital information on the preservation of DNA evidence and how it can be used to help solve crime in South Africa.

Following the training session, each participant will also receive an information booklet to take home with them.

Each training session will take approximately 90 - 120 minutes and depending on your requirements will cater for between 30 and 200 people. We only require a venue in your area to conduct a workshop.

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