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[LISTEN] 10 days paternity leave for dads a 'baby step' in right direction

President Cyril Ramaphosa officially signed the Labour Laws Amendment Bill into law, providing new fathers with 10 days consecutive paid leave after the birth of their child.

CAPE TOWN - The legal organisation Law For All says the government still has a long way to go in creating equitable parental leave.

This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa officially signed the Labour Laws Amendment Bill into law.

The law provides new fathers with 10 days consecutive paid leave after the birth of their child.

Law For All's advocate Jackie Nagtegaal says South African law should provide for free choice of care within a family unit.

She says, for the most part, the burden of care in families and society is still placed on women when this should not be the case.

"It's a baby step in the right direction, but I think it still leaves a lot to be desired."

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