After three remarkable seasons, “Black Tax” continues to capture the hearts and minds of viewers across South Africa, demonstrating that the story of Black Tax is far more than just a financial struggle. This lighthearted family-driven show has evolved to depict the complex tapestry of family bonds, community support, obligation, guilt, alternative truths, heartbreak, the joy of providing, and much more within the context of Black South African families.
In Season 3, the audience joined the journey of Thuli, played by the talented Jo-Ann Reyneke, as she navigated the multifaceted challenges of modern life in South Africa. From guiding her children towards independence to accommodating her delinquent brother, starting a business, caring for her parents, nurturing her romantic relationship, and participating in a stokvel, Thuli’s character exemplified the complexities of contemporary womanhood in the ever-evolving South African landscape.
“My favourite part of the show was always getting to work with my family again. We’ve truly built an unbreakable bond. Other than that, I love the moments between takes, we aim to make each other laugh everyday, we also love trying to make each other break character, and Sne was the easiest target,” says Jo-Ann Reyneke.
The cast members have shared some of their favorite moments from Season 3, demonstrating the depth and diversity of the show:
- Menzi’s Interracial Relationship: Menzi’s romantic involvement with a white woman sparked chaos and dynamic family dynamics. Martha’s efforts to mold the new addition to the family into a “good makoti” clashed with Sihle’s attempts to introduce her to alternative lifestyles, all while exploring themes of cultural integration and understanding.
- Emperor’s Palace Family Trip: A family trip to Emperor’s Palace took an unexpected turn when Bra Hugo introduced Martha to the world of gambling. Sizwe had to step in to prevent her from losing everything, highlighting the importance of family intervention in the face of temptation.
- Thuli’s Graduation Party: Thuli’s graduation party, although initially a disaster, showcased the power of family unity. Despite the mishaps, Thuli felt the overwhelming love and appreciation from her family, reminding us that support transcends material success.
- Nkanyiso and Thuli’s Relationship Secrets: Thuli and Nkanyiso’s attempts to keep their relationship a secret from their families provided moments of comedy and heartwarming revelations. As their attempts at secrecy failed, the couple faced the truth about their love, highlighting the importance of authenticity.
- Zakhele and Lulu’s Vaping Scandal: Zakhele and Lulu’s involvement in a vaping scandal explored themes of masculinity and peer pressure. Zakhele’s quest to assert his manhood led to unexpected consequences, providing a unique perspective on modern masculinity.
“The success of “Black Tax” Season 3 is a testament to the incredible talent of its cast and crew. BET extends its gratitude to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for their partnership in co-producing this extraordinary series. The show’s diverse and multifaceted cast, brought their unique flavors to the show, setting it apart and making it a truly unforgettable experience,” says Monde Twala, Senior Vice President & GM Paramount Africa & Lead BET International.
Don’t miss the finale to the third season of the riotously funny Black Tax, broadcast on BET (channel 129 on DStv) on Saturday, at 19h30.