Children think knowledge is bliss; mothers think ignorance is bliss: undisclosed father identity in South Africa

Speakers: Dr Mzi Nduna
Department of Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand

Date:  Tuesday, 11 November    Time: 12:30  – 13:30

Venue:    VCRs, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban


The Human and Social Development Unit in commemoration of the UN International Year of family seminar: Life trajectories of children with no connection and support from their fathers have received research attention.

Within this group is a sub-group who do not know their fathers. This presentation is based on four studies conducted by the presenter and her colleagues in an attempt to better understand this phenomenon. The studies were based in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape provinces.

The seminar may be attended in Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban

RSVP by 10 November:

Cape Town: Ray Adams (021) 466 7936, radams@hsrc.ac.za  12th Floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street, Cape Town
Durban: Ridhwaan Khan (031) 242 5400, rkhan@hsrc.ac.za   1st Floor, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor
Pretoria: Arlene Grossberg (012) 302 2811, acgrossberg@hsrc.ac.za  1st  Floor, HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria