South African fathers are going extinct. Homes are missing their fathers. Children are being raised by their grand parents. Single mothers are on the rise in South Africa. Single parent households have become the norm.
This week we take a look at the pandemic of a fatherless generation in South Africa. Children are growing up without their fathers and sometimes children are growing up without their mothers. Abandoning children in the care of the woman .
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These are the issues behind a generation that ends up with a high number of teenage pregnancies, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, high school dropouts and women and men that end up being abusers.
The absence of men may lead to toxic masculinity in young boys.
South African’s biggest problems may be related to the absence of fathers and mothers in the early development of children.