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25 Apr 2023|Heartlines

Partner profile: Growing Up Without a Father

Growing Up Without A Father is an NGO founded by Charley Pietersen to break the cycle of fatherlessness in South Africa.

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01 Jun 2022

Alex fathers seek new methods of parenting

Peer pressure, unemployment and generational methods of violent discipline have led to frustrated fathers in Alex with no option but to seek new ways of parenting.

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04 Apr 2022

'Our kids need us', say concerned dads

“What are we doing to bring about change in the lives of others – as fathers and social fathers?” asked Wesley Potts, one of the 35 attendees representing five churches from the broader Western Cape, at a Fathers Matter workshop held recently in Mitchells Plain.

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27 Aug 2021|Heartlines

How the 'tragic phenomenon' of deadbeat dads in South Africa is having 'a detrimental effect on society'

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently implored South African men to step up their responsibilities to their children and families as a way of lessening some of the burdens shouldered by women in South Africa. This is a complex issue, and "stepping up" may not be that easy - but there are practical ways to encourage and equip fathers to become more involved.

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29 Jun 2021|eTV: The Morning Show

The Morning Show Interview: My journey as a father

Fathers Matter Ambassador Mahlatse Mashua joined The Morning Show's William Lehong to chat about his journey as a father, and why he believes that fathers matter.

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29 Jun 2021|eTV: The Morning Show

The Morning Show Interview: What I've learnt as a father

Fathers Matters Ambassador Michael Mol joined The Morning Show's William Lehong to speak about what he's learnt as a father, and why the role of a father is important.

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28 Jun 2021|eTV: The Morning Show

The Morning Show Interview: Why fathers matter

Watch Heartlines' Olefile Masanagane and Garth Japhet in conversation with The Morning Show's William Lehong about why fathers matter.

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09 Jun 2021|Sikunye

Fatherhood, the Church and the First Thousand Days

This webinar series connects the dots between government, faith communities and society, with perspectives from local government representatives, researchers, and both church and NGO leaders. Sikunye is calling South Africa to embrace a Whole of Society Approach (WoSA) and to join the conversation on the subject of Fatherhood, the Church and the First Thousand Days.

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09 Jun 2021|FunDza press release featured in Sowetan Live

Enter the My Father Essay Writing competition for 13 to 30 year olds

The Heartlines and FunDza Literacy Trust competition aims to get young people more engaged with the issue of fatherhood

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09 Jun 2021|Neziswa Titi, Children’s Institute of UCT

Apartheid laws created the misery that SA’s children and their caregivers find themselves in

The Children’s Institute of UCT references Heartlines' Fathers Matter work on fathers in their research on bullying amongst 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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19 Mar 2021|Heartlines

Fathers Matter Networking Event #1: Overview

These networking events aim to facilitate connection and collaboration in this sector and, through that, to increase impact.

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