Bleeding every month is about to get a lot cheaper for many people who menstruate. In some cases, it may even be free.
The tax on sugary drinks has raised almost R3 billion. Coca-Cola says it has reduced the sugar levels of its drinks range by more than a quarter, irritating those who said the levy wouldn’t cut sugar consumption. But is the profit being used for health promotion? Could political parties rally against it after the election?
Medical and legal experts have welcomed updates to the J88 form – the official form used by health workers to document injuries of victims of violence in preparation for a legal case.
It is premature for the sugar industry to claim that the sugary drinks tax is causing job losses, according to Treasury.