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Coca-Cola reformulates drinks to cut sugar

May 23, 2019
News  

According to the beverage manufacturer, more South Africans are choosing its no- and low-calorie range but declined to reveal sales figures.

Easter: How much chocolate is too much?

April 18, 2019
Features   News  

It’s Easter time and children (and adults) are gearing up for an Easter egg hunt, but how much chocolate is too much and what constitutes a sugar binge versus a treat?

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.

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.

Coca-Cola called out for advertising to kids at protest

October 17, 2018
News  

Coca-Cola was called on to keep its promise to remove its advertising in schools during a picket at the beverage manufacturer’s headquarters in Johannesburg on Tuesday [October 2016].