'Black tax' and the failures of post-apartheid transformation


- news24.com | 6 months ago

As South Africa prepares for elections on 8 May 2019, the black middle class has started to weave its way to the forefront of campaigning promises, media analyses and debates about inequality in the country.

As many speculate about the political desires of this class identity, few have attempted to engage directly with those of them who are young and frustrated at the pace of socioeconomic change. Until recently, there has been a policy gap in responding to the middle class and seeing them as important conduits of redistributive justice in a highly unequal society.

Triple Jeopardy, a new study launched at the Wits School of Governance last week, explores race, class and gender dynamics among the South African black middle class.

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