Conference on male sexual victimisation

South Africa’s First Conference on Male Sexual Victimisation

SAMSOSA will be hosting South Africa’s 1st Conference on Male Sexual Victimisation.  It will include speakers from around the world and local specialists in the field.

The conference will benefit anyone working with male survivors whether in a professional or voluntary capacity. It will also be beneficial to survivors themselves.

DATE:           Wednesday 18th September 2013

VENUE:        Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)

ADDRESS:    Melville Road, Johannesburg

COST:             R795 including refreshments, lunch and speakers notes




8h00 – 8h30



8h30 – 8h45

Welcome and Contextualising the Conference

Luke Lamprecht

8h45 – 9h00

Personal Narrative and Birth of SAMSOSA

Rees Mann

9h00 – 10h00

International Trends in Male Victimisation

Mike Lew

10h00 – 11h00

Therapeutic interventions for sexually abused males

Thom Harrigan

11h00 – 11h30



11h30 – 12h15

Review of South African Research on Male Victimisation

Lisa Vetten

12h15 – 13h00

Let’s End It Now: Sexual Violence in Prisons

Sasha Gear

13h00 – 14h00



14h00 – 14h45

Grooming and Career Offenders: An Experience of the Church

Sid Coleman

14h45 – 15h30

Panel of presenters from the conference

Luke Lamprecht

15h30 – 16h00

Way forward

Rees Mann

16h00 – 17h00

Networking Cocktail Function


17h00 – 17h30

Registration for evening panel


17H30 – 18h00


Rees Mann

18h00- 20H00


Criminal Justice And Psychosocial Care Panel


Presenters and discussants:

Ms C Coetzee

National Prosecuting Authority

Lt Col H Niemand 

Family Child and Sexual Offences Unit

South African Police Service

Dr T Nkobi

Clinical Medico-Legal Services

Department of Health

Ms M Morris:

Victim Empowerment Services

Department of Social Development

Luke Lamprecht

South African Male Survivors Of Sexual Abuse



Space limited to 70 

Should you only want to attend the evening event please contact Rees directly

For further information and registration contact

Nelson Mandela

"As I walked out the door towards my freedom, I knew that if I did not leave all the anger, hatred and bitterness behind, I would still be in prison"


People from all walks of life can be a victim of sexual abuse. It doesn’t matter your age, race or cultural background, everyone is at risk of becoming a victim. It must be known that you did not choose for this to happen to you, there is nothing specific about you that makes you more vulnerable to this abuse. Sexual abuse, like any form of abuse is a criminal offence and is never the fault of the person it happens to. It doesn’t matter whether you were drinking or drugging. It doesn’t matter what you were wearing or saying. It doesn’t matter if you knew the abuser or were having an argument. You are, Under No Circumstances responsible for being assaulted or sexually abused. The person who did this to you is the only person responsible for your sexual assault; they are the ones to blame.