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A Heartlines project to support the positive role of men in the lives of children.
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01 Jun 2021|Heartlines

FM Ambassadors

We’re excited to be partnering with Mahlatse Mashua, Loyiso Bala, Mmusi Maimane and Michael Mol to spread the word about the Fathers Matter project.

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Winning essays on fathers

What does the word ‘father’ mean to you? That’s what we asked young writers across the country for our latest essay competition, run together with FunDza. These are the winning entries.

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No rule books for dads

Fathers Matter Ambassador Michael Mol shares the lessons he has learnt as a father.

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Fathering - the new story

Fathers Matter Ambassador Mahlatse Mashua shares about his experience as a father.

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Being a single father

Gosiame shares the joys and challenges of being a single father to his daughter. 

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Understanding our experiences of fatherhood

Our experiences with our own fathers can impact how we father our children. Understanding our stories can help us heal and grow.

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Choosing to write a new story: becoming a parent after a difficult childhood

After a challenging childhood, Quinton Pretorius and his wife have chosen to raise their children in a radically different way.

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