The definition includes adoptive parents and commissioning parents in surrogacy cases
In addition to paternity benefits, the act will see UIF benefits for workers losing their jobs increase from eight to 12 months
New dads and adoptive parents should have the same time off work as moms who give birth
Getting parents more involved in childcare is good for a child’s health and prospects in life. South Africa needs to get with the programme.
Maternity leave for women in developing countries is still a massive problem, with many women in informal sectors not receiving adequate cover.