Black tax bur­den a heavy weight

CityPress - - Voices - Jen Hal­lowes Hil­ton, KwaZulu-Natal Nathaniel Lee via SMS

My heart goes out to them. Un­for­tu­nately, the very ac­cep­tance of this bur­den on our suc­cess­ful young peo­ple per­pet­u­ates the cy­cle. It dis­cour­ages re­spon­si­ble fam­ily plan­ning. The idea that you can just pro­duce chil­dren and some­one else must feed and ed­u­cate them is wrong. A lit­tle dis­ci­pline would help. It’s the un­wanted chil­dren who would suf­fer be­cause poverty and hard­ship will be the only out­come.

It is the duty of par­ents to send their chil­dren to school to en­sure a bet­ter fu­ture for them. It’s not proper that chil­dren are sad­dled with the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of tak­ing care of their sib­lings when it is not their obli­ga­tion. This black tax thing is grossly un­fair and needs to be dis­cour­aged.

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