SA's divorce surge

The Justice Department of South Africa has released statistics which indicate a massive spike in divorces for the years 2012/13. Parent24 has produced short in-studio interview with two experts to explore what’s behind this phenomenon.

The experts speak

Interviewer Jennifer Sanasie asks divorce lawyer and mediator Elmarie Neilson and relationship counsellor and mediator Margaret Fulton why this spike has taken place, what kids experience during a divorce and what can separated parents do in terms of damage control should a divorce be on the cards.

Sex and money

In addition, the experts share their opinions on affairs and financial woes, two of the biggest divorce triggers.

Watch: Spike in South Africa Divorce Rate, via Youtube/Parent24:


Divorce can be incredibly traumatic for a married couple and it may also have long-lasting effects on children.

If you’d like to know more about divorce and the effects it has on children, you could ask our Parent24 divorce expert or read some of our practical tips:

Nadia Thonnard: Qualified Counsellor and Divorce & Family Mediator and founder of SADSA (The South African Divorce Support Association).

Make divorce work

How to explain divorce to children

Divorce and school fees

How much maintenance?

How have your children reacted to your divorce?





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