Editorial staff
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2 minute read
20 Jun 2022
5:30 am

Better fathers make better families

Editorial staff

So many South African men are happy to be “baby daddies”, rather than fathers.

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"Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father." Those words of former US president Barack Obama are especially apt in South Africa today. The Father’s Day many of us celebrated yesterday was an ersatz emotion – conjured up by greetings card companies and purveyors of schlock many decades ago – yet, the principle of recognising and honouring fathers should be one applied in a country in which our biggest failing is that our men fail to be fathers. So many South African men are...