Maimane promises black professionals that DA will reduce 'black tax'

Maimane promises black professionals that DA will reduce 'black tax'

- The DA leader said that DA policies would reduce black tax

- He said that job creation was necessary to achieve this

- Maimane also claimed that the DA's message was connecting with professionals and ordinary South Africans

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DA leader Mmusi Maiane says that his party can help the ease the burden of black tax.

Black tax is a term used to refer to the financial support black people often have to pay toward their extended families.

Maimane said that the DA was the only party which could create jobs and stimulate the economy.

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Speaking to the press, Maimane said that increasing unemployment worsened black tax, as the employed would have to support more and more family members without jobs.

The solution, in Maimane's view, is to build a "capable state" and to put a job in every home. The party aims to do with this through its proposed Jobs Act. The Act would cut regulations making it harder for employers to fire workers, and would also provide tax incentives to companies that create jobs. 

In addition to unemployment, Maimane also spoke about the need to tackle economic inequality, and racial inequality in particular, according to News24.

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He expressed confidence that the DA's message regarding these issues was resonating with many voters. He said that both professionals as well as ordinary South Africans were responding positively to the party, has gathered.

"We've got to ensure we build this dream of one South Africa for all," Maimane said.

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