Novartis introduces pioneering equal parental leave policy in South Africa

2019-07-08 14:54

Both mom and dad are getting paid parental leave if they work at Novartis! "This policy strives to make our workplace more inclusive by supporting our employees through the different stages of their lives and empowering them to make the best choices for the health and well-being of their families,” explains CEO at Novartis South Africa, Mo Kadwa.

Volvo announces gender-neutral parent leave policy, aims to be a game-changer

2019-05-07 16:06

The company said the policy was more "generous and inclusive" than most existing national parental leave policies in Europe and that it was the first of its kind in the car industry.

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.

Big backlash in Japan over 'moms should care for toddlers' remark

2018-05-29 09:41

The Japanese government came under fire Tuesday after a senior MP suggested only women should raise children under three and another urged newly-weds to have at least three kids.

Estée Lauder is now paying employees $10,000 to adopt children

2018-04-26 11:36

Estée Lauder's programme in the US now includes 20 weeks of paid leave, $10,000 toward adoption, $20,000 per year toward fertility treatments, in-home child and elder care, and a back-to-work transition allowance.

Is the world really getting better at paid parental leave?

2018-01-22 13:10

Working moms (and dads) still face a difficult reality and a bigger shift is needed, says Jennifer Thorpe.

How moms and sisters can push new moms to work longer hours

2017-10-03 12:40

Turns out, every choice you make as a working mom has already been made for you by family and friends, and you have no idea it's happening.

Why dads can't be the dads they want to be

2017-05-24 17:09

It’s about more than gender dynamics: Do social institutions get in the way of dads being dads?

Infertility and why SA should redefine disability

2017-01-23 11:01

South Africa lacks a clear definition of disability – and its limited view of who should be regarded as having a disability in the labour market is at odds with international practice.

What perks does your job offer to promote family life?

2016-10-27 12:39

You work long hours, and wish you could get that work-life balance thing straight. Does your workplace drive you like you don't have a family? Or does it offer unexpected perks for your family? Share the best and worst things your company has done for you.


Childcare, 'baby cash', 3 years off: 5 top parenting benefits from around the world

2019-06-26 06:01

From 3 years of paid parental leave to R57 000 in "baby cash", Fin24 rounded up some of the best benefits for working parents from around the world.

Are South African moms ready for "Latté Dads"?

2018-09-18 15:30

Elizabeth Okes defines what a latté dad looks and sounds like... while checking in with a few South African moms on their thoughts on paternal leave.

This is how much paid paternity leave dads get around the world

2018-07-11 12:03

With SA's new parental leave bill taking effect soon, we look at how much time papas are getting to spend with their newborns locally and abroad.

Anheuser-Busch is now giving nearly 200,000 employees four months of paid parental leave

2018-05-23 19:33

The world's largest beer company has a new parental leave policy for all salaried employees – globally.

Sweden is apparently full of 'latte dads' carrying toddlers — and it's a sign of critical social change

2018-04-06 14:57

In Sweden, thanks to generous maternity-leave and paternity-leave policies, it's common to see fathers alone at a cafe with babies.

It's official! South African dads are getting paid paternity leave!

2017-11-29 14:15

It's been nearly a year since the news that South African dads would be able to spend 10 working days at home with their new families. And this past Friday, the Labour Laws Amendment Bill was officially signed into law. Here's what you need to know.

The Nanny Series

2017-07-26 14:30

From finding the right nanny to protecting her and your rights, here's everything you have to know when you're thinking of employing a nanny.

Working moms: stop feeling guilty

2017-02-17 10:45

Do you constantly fight with yourself about whether you should be taking care of your kids or taking care of your career?

Meet the nanny

2016-12-09 14:55

How to find the perfect match for you and baby.

Leave for surrogate parents in SA: no time for baby steps

2016-07-11 12:53

In South Africa, surrogate parenthood is legal, but surrogate parents still get no maternity or paternity leave. A proposed amendment to the law could change that.

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