Thuso Mbedu on absent fathers: ‘Stop fathering children and then deciding that fatherhood is not for you’

2019-07-15 12:36

Thuso Mbedu is telling men to take responsibility of their kids or not have them at all.

Fathers forgotten when it comes to services to help them be good parents

2019-06-14 08:31

Researchers say there are not enough services that help dads navigate the transition to fatherhood and this is hurting the children.

New research confirms involved dads enjoy healthier, happier lives

2019-06-12 08:10

Paternity leave can increase fathers’ involvement in families, with positive impacts on children, co-parents and the dads themselves. Research has revealed that most fathers (90%, to be exact) feel parenting is their greatest joy.

Higher self-esteem for girls, lower levels of machismo for boys: Wits says fathers need to get involved in the first 1000 days of their kids’ lives

2019-06-10 09:28

When fathers are involved, others benefit too: research shows that father involvement is linked to greater maternal satisfaction and lower rates of maternal depression. And, crucially, positive father engagement is associated with higher educational achievement, higher self-esteem especially among girls, and lower levels of machismo among boys.

"This is the painful truth in our country": One dad's letter about the lack of support men get has resonated with many fathers across SA

2019-04-25 08:58

“I could write a book on how the system in SA has always screwed the father in the best interest of the mother not the child.” Parents comment on custody battles, the justice system and the lack of support dads seem to get in South Africa.

Dad of two Jason Momoa explains why he teaches his kids to skateboard and rock climb

2019-02-27 10:52

More heart than muscle, the Aquaman actor's take on fatherhood is revealing a softer side to the macho man.

Dads, do you think you parent your daughters and sons differently?

2018-09-20 17:01

Boys vs. girls, nature vs. nurture: a study has found that a father's parenting style changes according to the gender of his child.

Catching up with Mpho Popps

2018-08-22 12:22

Growing up I just struggled with self-esteem issues and confidence - Mpho

How new fathers use social media to make sense of their roles

2018-08-10 11:10

What dads do online helps them navigate gender roles as society changes. This study shows that the online space provides dads with the support and guidance they need, from other fathers in similar situations, to be more involved at home and embrace their roles and responsibilities.

Fathers make society better and 12 other facts from the first State of SA’s Fathers report

2018-07-20 10:58

Sonke Gender Justice and the Human Sciences Research Council have published a collection of facts and figures placing a whole new filter on our understanding of fatherhood in South Africa today.


'Strollin’ with The Homies': 100 dads took their kids for a stroll through a park in NYC – and the pictures will make you melt

2019-06-25 10:27

“We’re all about creating events that are not just fun for dads and their kids to participate in but also socially and visually impactful as well." – Dad, and founder of The Dad Gang, Sean Williams, gathered over 100 fathers to proudly walk through an NYC park with their kids and strollers to change the way society sees black fatherhood.

A Father’s Day reminder from science: Your kids aren’t really growing up quickly

2019-06-12 11:48

Does time really speed up as we age? Are we doomed to feel that our children’s youth is speeding away? Keith Payne is both a father and a social psychologist, and here he shares his insights about how the brain registers the passage of time from his parental perspective.

WATCH: SA men talk to us about their dads, and we're not crying, you are

2019-06-11 09:42

An "icon" who "exemplified what strength was" – “the greatest person that I knew”. Ahead of Father's Day we spoke to South African men about their dads and how they influenced the fathers they hope to become.

Zakes Bantwini reveals he had his first child at 14

2019-05-27 11:45

Zakes was only 14-year-old when he became a father for the first time.

Listen up, dads! Here's what your daughters wished you knew

2019-03-11 13:02

"We want to be strong, but need to know that we have a champion." You don't have to be a mind-reader to understand your daughter, that's what the internet is for.

A strong father-child resemblance equals greater health for babies: Study

2019-02-21 13:16

A US study has found that dads who live apart from the family are more likely to visit their babies if their offspring look like them. And babies who have regular, positive contact with their dads, are healthier. Here are the findings.

It's in the brain, dads are wired to be as nurturing as mothers

2018-09-20 15:05

According to science, the paternal brain is every bit as nurturing as its maternal counterpart. Here's how a man's brain changes after fatherhood.

Comedian Skhumba finally reveals his new born baby

2018-08-17 10:50

Skhumba shows off his new born baby

How Thembsie met her father

2018-07-25 13:36

Actress reveals the circumstances that led her to look for her absent father

Another boy on the way for Thapelo Mokoena

2018-07-18 10:47

Life is good for father-to-be Thapelo Mokoena

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