South Africa rolls out paternity leave policy for parents

South Africa‘s newly amended labour laws that grant male parents leave when their children are born have come into effect. Last month South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the sections of the Labour Laws Amendment Act 10 of 2018 (Act) will come into effect on November 1, 2019. The new laws were passed by the South African National Assembly after a lawmaker, ACDP MP Cheryllyn Dudley brought the proposed bill in 2017. Per the new laws, male parents will be granted Parental leave of 10 successive days. For parental…

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