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.

100 amazing facts about pregnancy

2016-03-30 12:03

We've put together 100 reasons why pregnancy is a weirdly wonderful time.

Maximise your maternity leave

2016-02-05 11:13

The day you've been waiting for has finally arrived. You can kiss your colleagues goodbye and put your feet up - until baby arrives, that is. Use this extra time wisely.

 

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.

Yes! South African dads are getting paid paternity leave!

2017-11-29 14:15

Yesterday a bill was passed in Parliament that will allow fathers to spend 10 working days at home with their new families. 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.

What you need for a nursery

2016-02-23 14:06

Your little one will probably spend more time in the nursery than in any other room, so it needs to be comfortable and also safe.

Mark Zuckerberg gives new dads 4 months parental leave

2015-12-02 10:40

Back in South Africa, new dads are only entitled to three days of family leave.

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