Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
2 minute read
2 Sep 2021
5:40 am

Children’s Act discriminates against unemployed men – study shows

Marizka Coetzer

The research was done last year and the report was published earlier this year.

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A recent research report published by the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has found that sections of the Children’s Act potentially discriminated against unemployed men. Dr Thabo Rapoo, head at the CGE research department, said the research was done last year and the report was published earlier this year. Rapoo said the research study led to the recommendation being sent to parliament. “In our report we found fathers, who are divorced or single, tend to experience problems trying access and enjoy their parental rights, especially where the children are staying with the mothers,” Rapoo said. When the parents separated and...