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Heartlines

Partner profile: The Character Company

The Character Company is a long-term mentorship programme for young boys with absent fathers or no positive male role models in their lives.

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Heartlines

Partner profile: Father a Nation

Father A Nation runs a variety of programmes to restore and equip men to be great fathers, mentors and role models and to stand against gender-based violence.

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Heartlines

Positively present fathers as an early intervention to protect children

Heartlines participated in the African Child Trauma Conference held on 8 and 9 October 2020 and which focused on the development of an emergency action plan to protect the continent’s vulnerable children.

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Heartlines

Fatherhood in South Africa webinar series: Positive interventions for fathers

Four out of five men in South Africa are biological or social fathers; this final discussion in the series explored which interventions helped these men to be an active, positive male presence.

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EWN

Present fathers provide important emotional support to children

Senior research specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council, Dr Tawanda Makusha, stressed the importance of fathers providing practical and emotional support to children.

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Fourways Review

Non-profit organisation launches webinar series about fatherhood

Non-profit organisation Heartlines looks at research about the roles of fathers in South Africa during the first webinar in a four-part series.

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Northcliff Melville Times

Research on the state of fatherhood in South Africa

The report indicates that although only 36 per cent of South African children live with their biological fathers, 71 per cent of South African children live with an adult male in the household.

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Heartlines

Fatherhood in South Africa webinar series: Fatherhood in the first 1000 days

Heartlines explored the impact of fathers in the first 1000 days of a child's life during the third webinar in a four-part series on fatherhood in South Africa.

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Heartlines

Fatherhood in South Africa webinar series: Exploring toxic masculinities

The second of a four-part webinar series on fatherhood in South Africa with Prof Malose Langa and Prof Mzikazi Nduna from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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