State of South Africa’s Fathers 2021

This is the second issue of an evolving report, planned for publication every three years. It can be used in the development of policy and legislation for families, labour market regulations, educational curricula, and other training materials. It can be referenced as a source of expert information for advocacy and community groups, individual families, and legislative committees. It contains specific recommendations for shifting norms towards gender-equitable parenting, and highlights men’s caregiving as an institutional and social priority. The report promotes a nuanced approach to fatherhood for improved support for families in South Africa.