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Cape Town - The beverage industry and leading health experts have reiterated their arguments on South Africa's proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance will conduct public hearings on Tuesday to discuss the planned tax on beverages such as soft drinks, energy drinks and sweetened milks by April 2017.

READ: Coca-Cola bankrolls IRR research on sugary tax in SA

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