10 things we know about Black Tax, the new comedy series

Family and finances clash in this hilarious original production from BET and Showmax, starring some of South Africa’s funniest

It’s been on our radar for months and now the trailer for Black Tax is out and we stan for this local production that tells it like it is for so many middle-class South Africans. Take a look:

Here are 10 more things you need to know about Black Tax:

  1. Black Tax is BET’s first-ever locally co-produced comedy sitcom.
  2. It stars Jo-Anne Reyneke in the lead role of character Thuli Dlamini.
  3. Jo-Anne Reynecke is thrilled to be part of the show: "I was very excited to be part of the Black Tax family, which is about a young black family, trying to find their feet after things go horribly wrong for their grandparents. It's about coming together and being thankful for what you have, no matter how little."
  4. Thuli is a successful professional black woman and single mom who has to deal with the unspoken law of payback to the community of people that helped her get to where she is.
  5. This becomes a big deal when her family sudden need a place to stay and move in with her in her modest suburban townhouse.
  6. Now she has to juggle being a single mom, her career and her crazy family!
  7. The 13-part sitcom also stars industry veterans Clementine Mosimane in the role of Martha (Thuli's mother) and Mandla Jwara in the role of Sizwe (Thuli's father).
  8. The series stars popular comedians Jason Goliath and Sne Dladla alongside actor Daniel Janks.
  9. Up and coming talents Mamodibe Ramodibe and Bahle Mashini, who will play the youngsters in Thuli's family, will also feature.
  10. Black Tax is a co-production between RousHouse productions, The Department of Trade and Industry, Showmax and BET Africa.

Watch Black Tax from Tuesday 21 January on BET (129) at 21:30 or stream it on Showmax straight after its broadcast.

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