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A Heartlines project to support the positive role of men in the lives of children.
Are you a father looking for resources?

Get tips and resources to help you as a dad.

Are you looking for church resources?

Find out more about rolling out Fathers Matter in your church.

Do you want resources for your organisation?

Get resources to help fathers in your organisation or community.

Want to have a conversation about the films?

Get discussion guides for the Heartlines Fathers Matter Films.

Reflecting on your own father relationship?

Find support organisations for your or your friends and family.

So what is Fathers Matter all about? Watch the video below to find out more.


Bonolo Mokua

Finding light in the dark

Loadshedding is adding stress and frustration to our lives. But perhaps there are ways we can still use the difficult times during power outages to connect with our children?

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Dads Connect Fun Day in Pictures

Fathers Matter and Sisanda Henna hosted a fun day on Saturday 26 November 2022 for fathers and their children to spend some quality time together enjoying fun, food and community together. 

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Breaking down generational narratives of masculinity

Meet Eric Mogale, the director of Manskap, one of the six films in Heartlines’ Fathers Matter Film Series. Eric has worked as a creative director, director and producer for a number of well-known South African productions.

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'We all need to be engaged in the act of raising children'

Zamo Mkhwanazi is an experienced filmmaker who has worked on television shows, short films and feature films. She shares her thoughts on being a director in the Fathers Matter film series and why she thinks South Africa needs to be talking about the realities of fatherhood.

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Fathers Matter hosts its first in-person networking event

With COVID-19 restrictions now lifted, Fathers Matter was able to host its first in-person networking event in Rosebank, Johannesburg on 28 July 2022. Find out what the event was all about.

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'A story with a heart is worth seeing'

Twiggy Matiwana is an award-winning director with an innate curiosity and love for storytelling and film. She embraced the opportunity to direct one of the new Heartlines Fathers Matter films because she felt it was an important story to tell.

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