The DNA Project recognizes the critical importance of DNA evidence in the resolution of crime. It is committed to advancing justice through the expanded use of DNA evidence in conjunction with a national DNA criminal intelligence database, also known as a 'National DNA Database'. In order to expand and develop SA’s National DNA Database (NDDSA), the DNA Project has recognised that the following key areas need to be addressed in SA: 1. Legislation; 2. Education -
(i) Postgraduate Qualification (ii) DNA Awareness Training; 3. Capacity
To this end, the DNAP’s objectives not only address the backlog of DNA samples currently awaiting analysation but seeks ways in which to ensure that the size of the database is increased to maximise it potential as a Criminal Intelligence Tool.