'Papgeld blacklisting'

Zinhle Mapumulo

Zinhle Mapumulo

Fathers who don't pay maintenance for their children can now be blacklisted at the credit bureaux.

This is said by law firms that ensure that men are forced to pay maintenance for their children.

A number of women give up on the justice system as it takes long before the courts order fathers to pay maintenance. As a result, many men end up not paying.

Laurie Greyvenstein, managing director of law firm Buzz It that specialises in child maintenance arrears collection, said the time had come for women to take a stand against men who did not honour their fatherly duties.