South African Academy of Forensic Sciences (SAAFS)

The South African Academy of Forensic Sciences (SAAFS) is a non-profit company (NPC) that represents forensic science practitioners in South Africa.

SAAFS is the only representative body for forensic scientists from all fields of practice and all sectors (public and private) in the country.

The objectives of SAAFS are to promote and protect the interests of SAAFS and its members, to encourage the development and maintenance of forensic scientific and ethical standards, to encourage research in the forensic sciences, to encourage cooperation and to deal with all such matters as may affect their common interests in respect of forensic sciences.

SAAFS adopted the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) forensic science categories for the purposes of the recognition of the fields of practice of Members of SAAFS. SAAFS recognizes seven (7) categories or fields in Forensic Science.

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