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Sugary drinks: The tax, declining sales & new research

July 15, 2019
News  

What will it take for South Africans to stop drinking sugar-added beverages which are proven to be bad for their health? Emerging financial data points to the sugary drinks tax.

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.

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.

Do you know what’s in your food?

February 25, 2019
News  

The food industry often conceals the unhealthy products in its processed foods – even manipulating science to fool consumers. Now government is planning to introduce warning signs on food to help us to navigate what we are eating.

#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”.