I read with disappointment the column by Thuli Madonsela, "The Case for a Solidarity Tax" (Protected Space, August 19-25).
I cannot believe that in a country where we are squeezing every single cent from the dwindling base of taxpayers, we are still considering feeding more resources into a system that is not designed to manage this money appropriately.
We should rather be advocating for reforms in governance so that our kleptocratic leaders stop dipping into every honey pot they can get their hands on. Providing more money for those who would loot the coffers, which are supposed to be there for the social and economic upliftment of all South Africans, only encourages more stealing.
We need fewer taxes so that there is nothing left to steal. Then maybe they will move on and we can truly begin to rebuild SA.
A (tax-free) penny for your thoughts?
Dr Jay Matthew
CEO and MD, Aetheron Medical
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