The South African Police Service (SAPS) will be relaunching SAPS Women’s Network and Men for Change as part of the back-to-basics approach and government’s Eight-Principle Action Plan. The event will take place between the 9th and 10th of May 2016, at the Velmore Hotel and Conference Centre in Pretoria.

The structures established in 2003 and 2004 respectively to champion the rights of the most vulnerable groups in society are aimed at ensuring female emancipation is realised while Men for Change deals with the critical role of eradicating gender-based violence and the challenges faced by men in policing.

The relaunch coincides with the 44th Anniversary celebrations of Women in Policing.

Deputy Police Minister, Ms Maggie Sotyu, will deliver the keynote address at the event.

Members of the media are invited to attend a media briefing as follows:

Date: 10 May 2016

Time: 12:00

Venue: Velmore Hotel Estate, 96 Main Road (M26), Mooiplaas, Pretoria