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Men Can Change: The Story of Octovious Mdzipa


Mzansi men may have been named as the worst nation when it comes to fathers who abandon their children  – with a staggering 10 million children  raised without their fathers –  but for Jabu Sepologo this seems to be a different story.
Although Jabu who hails from the vibrant kasi of Soshanguve, north of Pretoria had not planned to have his five-month-old daughter, Rearabilwe he… continue reading


Brothers for Life, in partnership with SABC Education, are launching a weekly half hour talk show on all local language radio stations of the SABC. The show, “Brothers are talking”, aims to stimulate dialogue and get men involved in preventing new HIV infections, stopping gender-based violence, and promoting responsible fatherhood.
The first show, devoted to medical male circumcision will be… continue reading


“I decided to take my sons to a medical male circumcision clinic because the care you get there makes life a lot easier,” says Johannes Ngwato, a 74 year-old man who hails from the mining town of Phalaborwa in Limpopo. He went to a traditional initiation school in his youth but says he is an old man who moves with time.
“My  two sons were in varsity and needed the procedure right away. I… continue reading


Brothers for Life is distraught about the passing of its ambassador, John Shoes Moshoeu
Mosheou was one of the first well known personalities who endorsed Brothers for Life as a men’s health and wellbeing movement during its early days.
His involvement in the Brothers for Life campaign included mobilising men to Yenzakahle –  to take responsibility for their own health, to  test for… continue reading



Brothers for Life joins fellow South Africans in celebrating our ambassador Trevor Noah, who is set to replace Jon Stewart  in The Daily Show,  one of the world’s most loved comedy shows. Trevor was one of the first Brothers for Life ambassadors when we launched our manifesto six years ago. He added his voice to define the values that a man should live by.
Noah who featured on the… continue reading


Former Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates FC left back, Edward Motale may have retired from professional soccer but he hasn’t retired from the game of life.
Motale who is affectionately known as “Magents” in football circles has taken his defensive skills to another field where he educates young and old men about the risks of HIV and gender-based violence.
This 45 year-old father of three … continue reading



About Brothers for Life

Brothers for Life promote positive male norms and encourage the uptake of health services such as Medical Male Circumcision (MMC), Men taking up HIV Testing, Consistent condom use by Men and reduction of sexual partners. The campaign mobilises men to actively engage in activities to address Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in their communities.