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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?

‘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.

‘Stay away from energy drinks’ warns nutritionist

November 20, 2018
OurHealth  

Students and learners who turn to energy drinks to keep them awake and their minds active while they study for long periods risk damaging their health.

World Diabetes Day: ‘My illness doesn’t define me’

November 14, 2018
OurHealth  

Mpumalanga – When Sipho Dlamini (33) was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 17, he was still in high school and came in for a lot of discrimination and family pressure.

Sugary drinks tax nets almost R800-million

September 19, 2018
News  

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

How much sugar is in your drink?

September 14, 2018
Multimedia   Nutrition  

Watch this demonstration to find out how much sugar you are consuming unknowingly when drinking your favourite sugary drink.

‘Food apartheid’ is stoking violence

April 9, 2018
Multimedia   Nutrition  

Hunger is driving violence and entrenching the social divides created by apartheid, as under-nourished children are unable to catch up to their peers.