What is Black Tax? When you’re Thuli Dlamini, it means your father losing his pension and your parents moving in with your, your cousin offloading her teenage son into your house so she can move to P.E. and your slacker brother, sponging off of you.
Thursday 14 July 2022
To mark Sizwe and Martha’s relocation to her house, Thuli holds a ceremony to alert the ancestors, where a goat will be slaughtered. This leaves Sihle in an awkward position, caught between her culture, and her desire to protect animal rights.
Thursday 21 July 2022
Zakhele is newly enrolled in Sihle’s school, and it feels like an alien planet. Especially when Sihle recruits him to raise money for a ridiculous cause. Martha and Sizwe try to adjust to their new home, find new hobbies and friends.
Thursday 28 July 2022
One Meeting Away
Fed up with her brother’s slacker ways, Thuli decides to help Menzi attend a party, so he can pitch a lucrative idea to a famous DJ. Easier said than done. Martha fires Thuli’s domestic worker, believing the women in the house should do the cleaning.
Thursday 4 August 2022
Take Me To Church
Martha drags the whole family to church, where she’s soon embroiled in competition with the head of the Women’s League to collect blankets for charity. The last thing Thuli wants is to attend church, but she realizes just how attractive the Pastor is
Thursday 11 August 2022
What Goes Around… and Around
James tries to exploit Thuli’s blackness to gain more clients. Thuli goes along with the plan, under a few conditions, until she realizes that being the ethnic face of the company isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Zak, desperate to fit in at school.
Thursday 18 August 2022
Take A Parent To Work Day
To make him feel more productive, Thuli gets Sizwe a part-time job doing handyman work at her open houses. But her dad’s need to fix absolutely everything almost costs her a major sale. Martha freaks out when she finds Sihle’s birth control pills.
Thursday 25 August 2022
Boots And Blackmail
After getting up on a soap box about the family overspending, Thuli’s embarrassed when she falls in love with a pair of expensive boots and has to hide them. Menzi’s back to his old tricks and tries to ensnare his sister in a styling gel venture.
Thursday 1 September 2022
Back To School
Instead of helping Zak with a school assignment – like he was supposed to – Sizwe ends up taking over. He receives a grade that an overbearing grandfather deserves. Martha proves to be a disastrous matchmaker when she tries to find a man for Thuli.
Thursday 8 September 2022
Night After Night
Thuli is required to host 4-night vigils to prepare for the funeral of a distant relative. Thuli finds herself in charge of a madhouse including a befuddled James, an extravagant Antonio, and her parents’ arch-nemeses – the Buthelezis!
Thursday 15 September 2022
Mi Kasie E Su Kasi
Menzi’s roommates have finally had enough, and kick him out, when he lands an opportunity to be on a reality show and excludes them. Homeless, Menzi squats in one of Thuli’s open houses. Sihle freaks out when she thinks Zak develops a crush on her.
Thursday 22 September 2022
Sihle’s Last Stand
After Martha ropes Sihle into helping her with her Women’s Guild duties, the youngster’s inner Social Justice Warrior emerges, and almost destroys the patriarchy of the church. Menzi and Zak decide to go camping. Thuli tags along to keep them alive.
Thursday 29 September 2022
Time After Time
Zak’s mother, Julia, blows into town for a surprise visit. She’s Thuli’s best friend, a former Miss Soccer World, and a complete mess. When Julia and Thuli butt heads on what being a parent actually means, Julia makes a decision that could…