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Reforming South Africa’s Children’s Act for Equal Parental Rights

The well-being of children should be the paramount concern in family law. However, Sections 19–21 of the South African Children’s Act have been criticized as potentially unconstitutional by groups like the Commission for Gender Equality. The fact that married and biological mothers are separated out from married fathers in sections 19 and 20 and that …

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Overcoming Gender Bias in Child Custody Cases: A reflection on the Outdated Maternal preference or tender age rule

The maternal preference rule, also known as the tender years doctrine, was a legal presumption that mothers should have custody of young children after divorce or separation. This doctrine embodied the sexist belief that mothers were innately better caregivers than fathers by virtue of being female. The rule has now been widely abolished due to …

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Racist and Unconstitutional Children’s Act – Prejudicing Black Fathers in South Africa

Unpacking Section 21 of the Children’s Act: A Constitutional Analysis on Black Fathers’ Rights The issue at hand revolves around Section 21(d) of the Children’s Act, which imposes specific legal and financial requirements on black fathers, potentially leading to damages payments under customary law. This situation raises concerns regarding the potential violation of constitutional principles …

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Outrage South African fathers are still unconstitutionally prejudiced in the current legal system.

Fathers Demand Equal Rights: Why South Africa’s Children Deserve Automatic Equal Contact With Both Parents The Children’s Act and related legislation are unconstitutional and discriminatory against unmarried fathers and their children in several respects. Section 10 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act prevented unmarried fathers from registering their child’s birth or giving their surname …

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Streamlining South Africa’s Family Laws for Efficient and Fair Resolutions: A Proposal by Fathers 4 Justice South Africa

F4J SA explores the need for comprehensive reforms desperately required in South Africa’s family laws, specifically regarding marriage, divorce, and children. Fathers 4 Justice South Africa advocates for a streamlined and efficient legal framework that promotes equal rights, shared responsibility, and timely resolutions. The article delves into the challenges posed by the existing legal landscape …

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This article serves as cornerstone content by comprehensively addressing the importance of fathers' perspectives in child rearing, drawing insights from academic research, and providing a nuanced exploration of societal and policy implications.

The Significance of Father’s Perspectives in Child Rearing: A Comprehensive Examination

F4J SA delves into the multifaceted role of fathers in child rearing, drawing insights from the research conducted by Pamela Mack and Karen Trew at The Queen’s University of Belfast, specifically focusing on their study involving the Eyberg Child Behaviour Inventory (ECBI). The study explored the individual perspectives of mothers and fathers in assessing the …

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Discover the complexities and solutions concerning child safety in South Africa. Uncover the statistics, initiatives, and collaborative efforts presented by SAPS, evaluating the measures taken to ensure a safer environment for children in the country.

Review by Fathers 4 Justice South Africa of the Statistics, Interventions & Programmes Relating to Violence and Murder of Children: SAPS Briefing

Child Safety in South Africa: Are Our Children in Safe Hands? South Africa, through a recent SAPS briefing presented to the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, demonstrated an acute awareness of the escalating issues regarding violence and murder against children. This detailed report highlighted statistical declines in child murders nationally during the 2022/23 financial year …

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Official Fathers 4 Justice South Africa Mediation and Litigation Services

Uniting Families in Crisis In the pursuit of justice and family harmony, Fathers 4 Justice South Africa stands as your unwavering support. Our mediation services bring families back together, fostering understanding, reconciliation, and healing. Discover how we can mend the bonds that matter. At Fathers 4 Justice South Africa, we believe in the power of …

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Fathers 4 Justice’s Mediation and Arbitration Center with a focus on the best interest of the child, children’s rights to contact with both parents and the voice of the child

At F4J’s Mediation and Arbitration Center, our mission is to lead families to a successful separation that prioritizes the best interest of the child, upholds children’s rights to 100% continued contact with both parents at all times, and amplifies the voice of the child on a national scale in all major centers of South Africa …

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Father’s Rights in South Africa: A Comprehensive Exploration

In the diverse landscape of South Africa, a pertinent question arises: Do fathers have equitable rights to their children post-divorce or separation? This multifaceted query delves into the legal intricacies surrounding fathers’ rights, considering the often-debated issue of gender neutrality in granting fathers their rightful privileges. We’ll explore the legal framework and practical aspects of …

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