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PARENTING

No more maintenance as fathers are no longer running away instead fight for equal rights with mother

South Africa like most African countries have children who grow up without fathers. In most black traditions, if the father divorces the mother he also leaves the children he had with the ex wife. Many mothers were then left to fend for themselves and their children. Life would then become so hard that the mother had to leave the children to look for work in the big cities.

  2 months ago ago
No more maintenance as fathers are no longer running away instead fight for equal rights with mother

JUSTICE

Without the approval of the mother, an unmarried father may register his kid under his surname.

Even rapists who are "curious" about the infants produced because of their act of violence would be permitted to go to the department of home affairs and register the child under their surname, according to retiring Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Last week, the Constitutional Court found section 10 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act unconstitutional, but Mogoeng was one of eight justices who disagreed.

  1 month ago ago
Without the approval of the mother, an unmarried father may register his kid under his surname.

CRIME

Good news for single fathers in South Africa after high court makes landmark judgment

Single fathers in South Africa were greeted with good news, and perhaps an early Father's Day gift, this morning after a landmark judgment was passed in Grahamstown High Court regarding birth certificates. An application was made by a South African father of a two-year-old, and a Congolese mother who doesn't have documentation which allows for her to live in South Africa. As a result, the Department of Home Affairs refused to issue a birth certificate. This all stems from section 10 of the Births and Deaths

  1 year ago ago
Good news for single fathers in South Africa after high court makes landmark judgment