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?Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
'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.
'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.
Meet the director of one of Heartlines' new films
Meet Rea Rangaka, the director of one of the films in Heartlines' new Fathers Matter film series. Rea has extensive experience as a director and co-producer in South Africa and the USA, and has won a number of local and international awards for his work.Read more
Creating social spaces for dads to connect with their children
A food truck in Johannesburg is creating a unique space for fathers to spend time with their children and connect with other fathers.Read more
Reforming the idea of fatherhood
A group of men at a correctional services facility in Paarl, in the Western Cape, is exploring ways they can be different fathers to the ones they had growing up and how they can be present and positively involved in their children's lives.Read more
'I thought I could get through to my child by beating her up'
Peer pressure, unemployment and generational methods of discipline have led to frustrated fathers in Alex seeking new ways of parenting.Read more
The Fathers Matter team is growing
Lereko Mfono and Nkosinathi Sixabayi joined Heartlines’ Fathers Matter project at the beginning of November. Lereko in the role of Project Coordinator, and Nkosinathi as the Church Lead for Fathers Matter.Read more