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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.

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?