Black Tax Season on Skeem Saam
‘Black Tax’ is a norm in most South African homes, where the working individual (son/daughter) is financially responsible for the household.
Now that Mantuli has lost her job at the hospital and subsequently overspent her pension money, Kwaito is the sole breadwinner and left with the task of providing for the Sekamela Family.
A hefty responsibility for him to bear especially given the fact that he doesn’t earn much working as an intern. So while his peers may be enjoying their first salaries Kwaito is stuck worrying about bread, groceries and not forgetting paying off his mother’s debt.
The only light at the end of the tunnel are the hopes of finally getting a permanent job and hopefully earning a little more money than he currently is. But until then the struggle continues as Kwaito feels like his family’s only hope. But hey, they say 2019 is going to be a year of success and dreams coming true. Maybe this is Kwaito’s year to finally build his mother that double story she’s always wanted.
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