Physical play with fathers may help children control emotions, study finds

Research suggests father-child play at an early age could benefit children as they get older We’ve written before about the socialisation of boys and the role it plays in gender-based violence. In South Africa, over 60% of children are raised without their father present in the home, according to That means many boys are […]

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Divorced parents have once-off chance to move children between districts or provinces

Important news for divorced parents Children of separated or divorced parents will now be allowed a once-off move to different metropolitan areas, district municipalities or provinces, provided they meet certain legal requirements. Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu made the announcement during a briefing on Monday, adding that the regulations which pertain to the movement […]

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Marriage fraudsters could have their citizenship revoked

Motsoaledi targets marriages of convenience Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is set to crack down on marriages of convenience, often pursued for immigration purposes, as he ushers in a complete revamp to the Marriage Act, Customary Marriages Act and Civil Union Act. The single marriage law is due to come into effect next year. This […]

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