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Responsibility or burden? Study weighs in on contentious ‘black tax’

A graduate has found that while most regard it as a family obligation, based on ubuntu, others find it burdensome

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Actress Nomzamo Mbatha once said that by not capping financial support of her family, she would hold them back from achieving financial freedom and self-sufficiency.

Comedian and host of the US’s The Daily Show Trevor Noah, however, feels it is his duty to put his brother and cousins through school because of the wealth he has amassed.

“Black tax”, the income black professionals give to their families to help support them, has often been the subject of heated debate on social media platforms. Now, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) master’s graduate Scelo Manyoni has deconstructed it in his dissertation...

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