Only female employees can take maternity leave… right?

In MIA v State Information Technology Agency (Pty) Ltd (D312/2012) (2015) ZALCD 20 the applicant, who was in a same-sex civil union, applied for maternity leave as per the employer’s leave policy.  The applicant and his partner had entered into a surrogacy agreement and were awaiting their child.   The application for maternity leave was [...]