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A spoonful of sugar makes taxes go up

NGO Heala is asking for the health-promotion levy to be hiked, while also dismissing claims by the sugar industry that this will cause job losses

​Research informs legislation to shed obesity

The sugar tax is helping to reduce obesity and its related diseases in South Africa

Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my levy

Treasury is coining it as South Africans continue to shell out for their favourite sugary drinks

What’s on the cards for 2018?

Expect to fork out for budget shortfalls, free education and Eskom, but interest rates, fuel and food could provide some relief

SA’s sugar industry under assault

But health groups say the sector’s enduring woes have nothing to do with the sugar tax

Business, labour fight sugar reform

They want to weigh up the cost of lost jobs but others say health costs will hurt even more

Sugar tax no instant obesity cure

A sedentary lifestyle, too little sleep and poor diet also contribute to an overweight society.

Sugar tax only for the sweetest

A can of Coke will soon cost 46c more but will help reduce the national health bill and raise revenue

Life without Oros focuses the sugar war

The threatened loss of a national icon, and the jobs that go with it, illustrates simply why a tax on sweetened drinks is such a divisive issue.

Bitter exchanges sour sweet talk

The fight over the pros and cons of a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened drinks is set to be a sticky one.

#Budget2017: A sugar tax can yield a R4bn sweetener for good health

Our obese nation could be slimmed down and help limit chronic diseases such heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.

Is the anti-sugar tax lobby taking a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook?

Major studies have established a link between a high sugar intake and coronary heart disease.

Will sugar tax penalise the poor for their sweet tooth? Both sides get all a-fizz

The government and beverage titans are heading for a showdown over sugar tax in soft drinks.

Government’s planned sugar tax needs sweetening in the form of incentives

Discovery has weighed in on the debate, saying incentives can encourage healthier consumer choices.

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