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Health experts call for a 20% hike in sugar tax

The levy has generated R5.4-billion in revenue since its inception two years ago, and an increase will help the fight against Covid-19

Low-income black women hardest hit by noncommunicable diseases

Food apartheid is causing increasing rates of noncommunicable diseases among low-income black women

Tongaat Hullet – sugar farming company to exit sugar farming

The 139 year old Tongaat Hullet will lease its estate out to black sugar farmers until they are sold for property development

Sugar barons’ greed costs workers

Past chief executives of Tongaat Hulett have left the company in debt, forcing the company to retrench up to 5 000 people

SA sugar industry outlook still sour

Health tax adds to woes of local producers, who want it dropped, but experts say the industry is simply not competitive enough

Sugar tariff hike satisfies no one

The increase is less than local producers wanted, while companies say it entrenches inefficiencies

There’s no sweetness in Kenya’s sugar

A drama worthy of a Connie and Shona Ferguson production

Sugar sector wants a sweeter deal

Despite intense debate about the protection the industry enjoys, it says it is up against a wall

Goodbye to your sweet tooth

American researchers say they have discovered how to 'switch' parts of the brain’s amygdalae on and off, turning sweetness into an aversive taste

Bad boy sugar does some good

Sugar cane has a bad image but a new model that helps smallholders and associations in rural areas to earn a life-changing income may shift this.

Your sweet tooth brings development to Swaziland

Mandatory blending regulations, coming into force over the coming decade, could create a whole new market for Swazi sugarcane, in the form of ethanol.

How to pack the best lunch for your kids in five easy steps

Not up to the daily dilemma of what to pack your little ones for lunch? Beef up your children’s lunch boxes with these quick tips.

​Parenting 101 as presented by the sugar-rush kids

The day started off pleasantly enough with a warm goodbye to the parents, after which the minors arranged themselves in front of the TV.

There’s nothing sweet about a sugar tax

The proposed levy on sweetened beverages is a shaky way of controlling the nation’s obesity and disease rates.

Big business – and people – grow fat on sweetened drinks

The market in developed countries is saturated so the corporates are targeting the developing world.

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