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Tongaat Hulett bosses must ‘pay back the money’

June 10, 2019
Opinion & Commentary  

The financial scandal of South Africa’s largest sugar producer hurts its blue-collar employees, who are already marginalised and at risk of non-communicable diseases, the most.

Coke denies sugar cut linked to tax

May 23, 2019
News  

Coca-Cola South Africa denies that it cut the sugar content of its drinks in response to government’s tax on sugary drinks.

Sugary drinks tax turns one — amid opposition

April 1, 2019
News  

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?

Sugar industry job loss claims are premature – Treasury

March 27, 2019
News  

It is premature for the sugar industry to claim that the sugary drinks tax is causing job losses, according to Treasury.

‘Soda taxes work’

February 26, 2019
ANA   News  

Sugary drink consumption has been slashed by more than half, three years after the city of Berkeley introduced a levy on these products.

#Budget2019: Tiny increase in sugary drinks tax

February 20, 2019
News  

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has announced a marginal increase in the tax on sugary drinks during his Budget speech, mainly to “avoid an erosion in the value of the tax due to inflation”.

SA’s obesity caused by big business not greedy people

January 29, 2019
News  

Malnutrition, which includes both obesity and undernutrition, is the leading cause of poor health around the world, and the culprits for the costly obesity epidemic aren’t individual couch potatoes. Instead, governments have failed to curb ‘big food’ placing everybody’s health at stake, according to a major report.