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International support for sugar tax mounts

The World Public Health Nutrition Association pledges support for the proposed tax which it said is important for the health of the population.

Ring-fencing sugar tax revenue not an option

September 3, 2016
News  

Amid calls for the projected R 11 billion revenue for the proposed sugary drinks tax to be ring fenced to fight South Africa’s epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), National Treasury has affirmed that it has no intention to earmark taxes as it “is unsound fiscal policy”.

Sugar tax “pro poor” says health expert

September 2, 2016
Diabetes   Nutrition   Obesity   Policy and Legislation  

As more parties refute industry’s job losses claims, some argue the cost of inaction is much higher to society.

Beverage industry pours money into fighting sugar tax

August 30, 2016
Obesity  

The beverage industry was in full force in Sandton this week, fuming about government’s proposed tax on sugary drinks. But government is standing firm, saying it has a duty to protect people’s health.

Help at last for disabled student’s sleep stresses 

August 24, 2016
News   OurHealth  

A 19 year-old disabled student at the University of Venda, experienced going to bed at night as an extremely stressful end to his day. But thanks to a special new bed he has been given, he can now sleep happily.

Sugary drinks tax a bitter pill for beverage association

August 23, 2016
News  

Monday’s deadline for comment and responses by industry stakeholders and the public to Treasury’s proposal that a tax be imposed on sugary drinks has kicked the conflict between those in favour of the measure and those against it into high gear.

The big sugar battle

August 15, 2016
Obesity  

Tax sugary drinks, says government. Unfair discrimination, say beverage companies. What is the best way to address our fat nation?