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13 July 2018

Our fathers‚ who art not pulling your weight … it’s time to man up

Are South African fathers pulling their weight in caring for their children?

This is a pressing question behind a groundbreaking report just released which found that only 36% of children live with their biological fathers.

A further 35% live with a man who is not their father‚ meaning altogether 71% live with an adult male in the house.

This is against a backdrop of anecdotes that hit the media every day about fathers who walk the spectrum of bad behaviour from non-involvement to defaulting on maintenance payments to committing acts of physical and sexual abuse against their young or other young children.

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