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The Forensic Science industry in South Africa is developing at a rapid rate. The stakeholders are varied and the industry is growing. Employment opportunities exist at:

  • Government institutions, such as South African Police Services (SAPS), Department of Health (DOH), National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), National Prosecuting Authority of SA's (NPA) Missing Persons Task Team.
  • Research Institutions, such as South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), National Research Foundation (NRF), Medical Research Council (MRC).
  • International organisations, such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), World Health Organisation (WHO), Missing persons task teams, Kenyon and other emergency or mass disaster services
  • Insurance companies
  • Private investigative companies
  • Self-employment
  • Universities