An artist’s impression of the Observatory Forensic Pathology Institute. The facility will replace the Salt River Forensic Pathology Laboratory, and construction is expected to be completed by 2018.
Latent finger mark
A latent finger mark enhanced by dusting, and photographed using innovative lighting techniques; all skills taught in the Applied Forensics Course in the MPhil: Biomedical Forensic Science programme.
Low dosimetry x- ray (Lodox) scanning is integral to the investigation of firearm fatalities. Pictured here is the spread of pellets resulting from a shotgun wound to the head.
The adult of Chrysomya chloropyga, a blow fly species local to the Western Cape. It is recognised by the inverted U on the superior aspect of the first thoracic segment
Femicide in the Western Cape Metropole
Our Division provides Forensic Pathology services to the Cape Metropole. Murder is rife, with the country’s murder capital, Nyanga, falling within our service area. Dr Itumeleng Molefe, a consultant pathologist in our division has a special interest...