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Sugary drinks tax nets almost R800-million

September 19, 2018

The tax on sugary drinks tax has already generated almost R800-million since it was introduced on 1 April, according to Treasury.

Parliament finally passes sugary drinks tax

December 5, 2017

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) today passed the tax on sugary drinks, which is part of the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Revenue Law Amendment Bill.

Sugary drinks tax on track

August 11, 2017

The proposed tax on sugary drinks is likely to go ahead later this year, following negotiations between government, labour and industry at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac).

Sugar tax: Job losses lower than industry’s projections

June 23, 2017

There are concerns that the beverage industry could be using the sugar tax as a ‘smokescreen’ to justify already-planned job cuts.

Industry to blame sugar tax for global job cuts?

May 31, 2017

Unions and government are on the look-out for industry using job loss claims as an excuse to fire workers in the name of profit.

WHO backs SA’s sugary drinks tax

February 23, 2017

The World Health Organization has announced strong support for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s announcement that sugary beverages were to be taxed.

Globally renowned health experts add their names to call for sugar tax in SA

November 8, 2016

Scholars and academics from leading universities around the world have added their voices to the call for the implementation of a tax on sugary drinks in South Africa.