SOUTH AFRICA: An additional tax on working graduates will be unfair, the DA Youth said yesterday.
Democratic Alliance Youth federal leader Makashule Gana said in a statement it would mean an extra payment on top of their income tax, at a time when many are struggling to make ends meet.
The African National Congress resolved at its elective conference in Bloemfontein last year to introduce a tax on graduates.
Conference delegates who participated in an education and health commission resolved that consideration ‘must be given to a graduate tax for all graduates from higher education institutions’.
Tax director at accounting and consultancy firm BDO South Africa, David Warneke, said the tax would further diminish the desire of graduates to stay in the country where their skills were needed.