Sugary drinks tax nets almost R800-million

2018-09-19 10:24

The tax on sugary drinks amounts to 2.1 cents per gram of sugar. It represents an 11% increase on a can of Coca-Cola.

WHO Commission criticised for failing to include sugar taxes in new report

2018-06-07 13:18

While a new WHO Independent High-Level Commission report calls for tobacco and alcohol taxes, it fails to do the same for sugary drinks.

VAT-free wish list: eggs and sugar tax in spotlight

2018-04-03 21:00

In an informal survey by Fin24, more consumers share issues they want to raise about the VAT increase and the current 19 VAT-free items.

Sugary drinks tax a go, plastic bag levy up

2018-02-21 16:53

South Africans will be paying more for sugary drinks from April 1 this year, with the new tax expected to contribute R1.9bn in additional revenue.

Tax on sugary drinks signed into law

2017-12-18 14:00

From 2 April 2018, South Africans will be paying approximately 10% of a can of Coca Cola in 'sugar tax'.

3 easy ways to reduce your sugar cravings

2017-07-13 07:22

By making small adjustments to your habits, you can reset your taste buds to crave less sugar over time.

Is sugar tax doing its work already?

2017-06-11 06:00

There are more signs that the heavily contested proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is starting to effect change as the soft drink industry fights it tooth and nail.

Why are soft drink companies still poisoning us?

2017-05-07 06:00

This article first appeared in City Press.

Clover ices new projects to head off sugar tax

2017-03-05 06:00

Company will instead focus on researching ways to develop and produce a new range of drinks.

#Budget2017: Tax on sugary drinks - health aid or budget band aid?

2017-02-23 07:38

Whether a tax on sugary beverages is the way to go is at this stage is, at best, an uneasy argument, says a tax expert.


Forget fuel, sugar is the bitter pill to swallow

2018-07-08 09:00

There was, legitimately, a great deal of fuss made in the past week about the fifth increase so far this year in overall fuel prices.

Imports of sugar into SA were accidentally duty free for seven weeks – even as the sugar-tax debate raged

2018-05-28 19:03

And for other parts of 2017, import duties were up to 30% lower than they should have been, says Tongaat Hulett.

Coke drinkers on new sugar tax: 'Leave our sugar alone!'

2018-04-03 17:30

Many consumers understand that South Africa's high burden of disease is caused by excessive sugar consumption.

At the centre of a sugar storm

2018-02-04 06:00

The controversy over tax on sugary drinks whirls around The Beverage Association of SA (BevSA) and, therefore, its executive director, Mapule Ncanywa.

Parliament finally passes sugary drinks tax

2017-12-05 13:16

South Africa is on the right path to reverse the alarming numbers of diabetes cases and other NCDs associated with obesity.

Sugar tax: Job losses far lower than projected by industry

2017-06-22 11:12

There are concerns that the beverage industry could be using the sugar tax as a 'smokescreen' to justify already-planned job cuts.

Sugar tax bill delayed as hearings continue

2017-06-04 06:01

The sugar industry will most likely be heartened by the possibility that a debate around the sugar tax might see the finalisation of the tax delayed until late this year or even next year.

Sugar tax: Reformulation games begin

2017-03-19 06:00

Smaller cooldrink producers are managing to reduce sugar content from the more-or-less standard 11g per 100ml to between 7g and 8g.

Tax relief: First 4 teaspoons of sugar free

2017-03-01 12:49

National Treasury has announced a slight lowering of the proposed rate on sugary beverages, making the first four teaspoons of sugar exempt.

Worries that ‘sugar tax’ is too low

2017-02-22 17:46

The new proposed tax of 11% might not be sufficiently high enough to deter consumption of sugary drinks, warns advocacy group.

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