Alexander Forbes’s Isaah Mhlanga argues in his column that concerns about the tax burden falling “unfairly” on a narrow group of people are misplaced (“Lies, damned lies and statistics about taxpayers (,” March 4). “Those who earn should make every effort, with the desire and effort of those who do not earn, together with the government, to unshackle the chains of income and wealth inequality,” he says.

However, unless a catastrophic levelling down is envisaged, SA will not emerge from its economic malaise without massively increased investment, growth and employment creation...

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