What you need to know about papgeld and your rights

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Bringing up baby costs money, and parents are legally responsible for taking care of their needs.
Bringing up baby costs money, and parents are legally responsible for taking care of their needs.
Plume Creative/Getty Images

Having kids is one of life’s great responsibilities, yet all too often parents, especially dads, dodge their duties when they split from their partners – forcing moms to turn to the courts for help.

Raising a child alone as well as on a single salary is incredibly challenging. So, here’s what you need to know about getting papgeld from papas.

Maintenance in a nutshell

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. You can cancel any time.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in