Future Events

Webinar series: Know your forensic science role players

Webinar Series: Ballistics

Date: 30 May 2024
Time: 13:00
Speaker: Colonel B Kloppers

Webinar series: Accident scene reconstruction

Date:  25 April 2024

Speaker:  Mr Stanley Bezuidenhout

In order to attend the webinar, please create a profile on www.saafs.org.za then register for the webinar for you to receive the webinar link.

Webinar Series: Crime Scene Management

Webinar_29 February 2024

DATE & TIME:  13:00 – 15:00

SPEAKERS:  Captain Melanie Pienaar and Warrant Officer Burgess, SAPS

Please create a profile on the website and then register for the event in order to get the Google Meet link.


Webinar Series: Know Your Forensic Science Role Players

Date & Time: 28 March 2024 13h00-15h00 SAST


Please note that due to speaker unavailability, the webinar has been cancelled.  We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience. 


Guest: TBA

Date & Time: TBA

Informal talks and discussion with various forensic scientists on current and relevant topics in forensic science in South Africa and the rest of the world.

To register for this event click on the registration button below.

Past Events

30 October 2023: Clinical Forensic Medicine

SPEAKER: Dr Mike Lukhozi, General Practitioner


Dr Mike Lukhozi is a Medical officer in Clinical Forensic Medicine, in practice for the past 15 years.  He is a Diplomate Medical Jurisprudence (Apothecaries Society of London) as well as a Fellowship Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (London Royal College of Physicians). Over and above MBCHB, Dr Lukhozi has an MPhil in Ethics (from Stellenbosch) and is a PhD candidate (Philosophy – Unisa).

Dr Lukhozi gave a veriy informative presentation on clinical forensic medicine in South Africa, with an exciting questiuon and answer session.

23 October 2023: Forensic Odontology

SPEAKER: Dr. Liam Robinson, University of Pretoria


Dr. Liam Robinson is an Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist and consulting Forensic Odontologist and President of the South African Society of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology (SASFOS). He is also a member of the IAOP and the current councillor for Africa.

Dr Robinson presented an exciting talk on the application of Fornesic Odontology in various processes of victim identification, age estimation, and bite-mark analysis. A very important aspect of his presentation was the use of Forensic Odontology in the investigation of possible child abuse.

22 November 2022: Forensic science in an ever-changing world and why we need to go back to basics

SPEAKER: Prof Claude Roux



Prof Roux’s presentation provided an overview and update of the Sydney Declaration, including the current feedback from the worldwide forensic science community. It is argued that the principles proposed in the Sydney Declaration should underpin the practice of forensic science and guide education and research directions by providing a solid foundation and improved shared understanding between all practitioners and stakeholders.

27 October 2022: Mental Health Care for Forensic Science Practitioners

Multiple presenters

26 May 2022: Procedure Related Deaths in South Africa

Multiple speakers

Non-SAAFS Events