Skeem Saam’s Wednesday episode showcased a very real and prevalent struggle that young black people are facing in South Africa today, ‘black tax’ is a real thing.
Generational poverty is the poison that taints many young black South Africans futures. Skeem Saam’s Kwaito is one of them.
Briefly.co.za saw the realness in Kwaito’s struggle. The drama show brought a very raw struggle into the show that many were able to relate to.
Even though Kwaito found a permanent job and seems to be on his way up, he not. He still has to battle the poverty demons that have filtered up through generations, his ‘black tax’.
Viewers saw how Tbose was able to blow his first pay cheque on nonsense, while Kwaito had to give half of his to his unemployed mother. It showed how being employed does not mean the same thing to everyone.
Struggling this battle themselves, or knowing people who are, viewers hearts broke for Kwaito. They took to social media to discuss the pressing issue of ‘black tax’ and the realness of unemployment.
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