Oh Father Where Art thou

Date: June 29, 2011
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Name of story: Oh Father Where Art thou

Name of journalist: Janet van Eeden

Name of publication: Sunday Independent

Date: 19 June 2011

Country: South Africa

Theme: Gender equality

Skill: Accuracy

Genre: Feature

GEM classification: Blatant stereotype


As father’s day many people sigh and see it as yet another commercial venture, but for more than 51 percent of children growing up in a house hold without a father (not dead), according to figures from the Human Science Research Council (HSRC), the festivities of the day must ring hollow. There is increasing recognition that the absence of father whether physical or emotional is a Chitra Ranchod, Master’s graduate of the University of Kwazulu Natal, Pietermoritxburg (UKZN PMB).

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