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parliamentBusiness Report writes that proposed new legislation would offer 10 days of parental leave as well as new leave provisions for parents who adopt or have children through surrogates.  

But gender activists argue that all parents should have the same parental leave benefits.  The Labour Law Amendment Bill is currently with Parliament’s portfolio committee on labour, which is considering submissions made last month by Sonke Gender Justice jointly with the Mosaic Training, Service and Healing Centre for Women, and by labour federation Cosatu.  This report goes on to outline the proposals put forward by Sonke and also gives other background information.


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