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Zambia must find a way to balance the economy and public health in tax policyArticle

The burden of noncommunicable diseases is growing rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa. The conditions, which include obesity and diabetes, are now leading causes of premature deaths...

Mulenga Mary Mukanu 23 Apr 2021

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New research shows South Africa's levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having an impactArticle

Three years ago South Africa introduced Africa's first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar. The tax now stands at about 11% of the price per litre...

Karen Hofman 12 Apr 2021

Growth in soft drinks expected for sub-Saharan Africa
Growth in soft drinks expected for sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Despite the challenges presented by changing consumer habits, sugar taxation and increasing public pressure for healthier beverage options on the shelf, the soft drinks industry remains extremely optimistic...

19 Sep 2018

Six eating habits for healthy kidneys
Six eating habits for healthy kidneysArticle

Worldwide, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is on the rise - one in 10 people globally are affected, and that's every bit as serious as cardiac disease...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 5 Sep 2017

Pioneer Foods develops focus on reducing sugar and salt
Pioneer Foods develops focus on reducing sugar and saltArticle

Pioneer Foods is part of the voluntary healthy food options industry initiative, being coordinated by the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa...

24 Aug 2017

Go Water launches in South Africa
Go Water launches in South AfricaArticle

Go Amplified Caffeinated Water, an energy-boosting water product has been launched in South Africa, at a time when sugar-sweetened drinks...

3 Apr 2017

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Drinks makers release study to challenge planned sugar taxArticle

Econex says demand sugar-sweetened beverage consumption will not fall as sharply as the policy paper predicts..

Tamar Kahn 7 Dec 2016

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Potential health benefit of taxing sugared drinks is overstated, economist saysArticle

Reducing the energy content of sugar-sweetened drinks would be a more effective way to combat obesity than implementing a sugar tax, according to research commissioned by beverage industry association BevSA...

Tamar Kahn 7 Dec 2016

Fatal flaw in sugar industry argument, new analysis shows
Fatal flaw in sugar industry argument, new analysis showsArticle

The beverage industry's claims that a tax on sugary drinks will destroy tens of thousands of jobs in SA is unfounded, as consumers are likely to switch to alternative products, according to Trade and Industrial Strategies' analysis...

Tamar Kahn 30 Aug 2016

South Africans sweet on sugary drinks despite fat tax
South Africans sweet on sugary drinks despite fat taxArticle

South Africa plans a new "fat tax" on sugary drinks to combat an obesity epidemic -- but sweet-toothed consumers say its chances are slim of making them cut down...

18 Apr 2016

Energy drinks significantly increase hyperactivity in schoolchildren
Energy drinks significantly increase hyperactivity in schoolchildrenArticle

Middle-school children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66% more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found...

Michael Greenwood 10 Feb 2015

A tax of 20% mooted for sugary drinks
A tax of 20% mooted for sugary drinksArticle

A 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks could cut the number of obese South Africans by almost a quarter of a million, saving lives and money, local research has found.

20 Aug 2014

Ladies, look out for goutArticle

Study finds sugar-sweetened drinks can increase gout risk in women.

9 Nov 2010

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