sugar tax

 
Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my levy
Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my levy
Revenue gained from the health-promotion levy shows that South Africans are paying the cost to keep on drinking their favourite sugary drinks,...
Sugar tariff hike satisfies no one
Sugar tariff hike satisfies no one
Tariff protections on sugar were increased last week but not everyone is thrilled by the decision, particularly industrial purchasers.
What’s on the cards for 2018?
What’s on the cards for 2018?
A glaring budget gap and disappointing revenue collection over the past tax year — with added commitments, such as free higher education...
SA’s sugar industry under assault
SA’s sugar industry under assault
South Africa’s sugar industry faces tough times — even without the imposition of a tax on sugary drinks. The tax has been delayed until...
Business, labour fight sugar reform
Business, labour fight sugar reform
The tax on sugary drinks, now termed a health promotion levy, has unusually united business and trade unions.
Sugar tax no instant obesity cure
Sugar tax no instant obesity cure
BODY LANGUAGESouth Africa has been wrapped up in public and parliamentary debates about the value of the country’s proposed sugar tax. The...
Sugar tax only for the sweetest
Sugar tax only for the sweetest
Your sweetened soft drink is going to cost you more after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech.
Bitter exchanges sour sweet talk
Bitter exchanges sour sweet talk
On the way to work on Monday, I turned around to find my two-year-old sucking happily on a discarded sugar sachet, with another clutched tightly in...
#Budget2017: A sugar tax can yield a R4bn sweetener for good health
#Budget2017: A sugar tax can yield a R4bn sweetener for good health
Taxing sugar could bring the government about R4-billion in revenue, says the treasury’s deputy director general, Ismail Momoniat.
Is the anti-sugar tax lobby taking a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook?
Is the anti-sugar tax lobby taking a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook?
When it comes to the proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, researchers warn consumers to be cautious about misinformation campaigns that could...
Will sugar tax penalise the poor for their sweet tooth? Both sides get all a-fizz
Will sugar tax penalise the poor for their sweet tooth? Both sides get all a-fizz
In one corner: free-marketeers and the powerful sugary beverage industry. In the other: government and health activists. The battle around a proposed...

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