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HEALA welcomes tax on sugary drinks

MEDIA RELEASE Johannesburg (15 December 2017) -The Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA) welcomes yesterday’s promulgation of the Health Promotion Levy, which … Continue reading "HEALA welcomes tax on sugary drinks"

South Africa on course to fight obesity epidemic

MEDIA RELEASE Johannesburg (5 December 2017) – Today the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) passed a tax on sugary drinks, … Continue reading "South Africa on course to fight obesity epidemic"

Extraordinary move by NCOP committee could stall sugary drinks tax

MEDIA RELEASE Johannesburg (27 November 2017) – An extraordinary move by the National Council of Provinces Select Committee on Finance … Continue reading "Extraordinary move by NCOP committee could stall sugary drinks tax"

Passing of sugary drinks tax sets scene for fight-back against obesity epidemic

MEDIA RELEASE Johannesburg (21 November 2017) – By passing legislation that enables government to introduce a tax on sugary beverages, the … Continue reading "Passing of sugary drinks tax sets scene for fight-back against obesity epidemic"

Sugary drinks tax gets green light for National Assembly

MEDIA RELEASE  Johannesburg (7 November 2017)-The Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA) is excited that the law introducing a tax on sugary … Continue reading "Sugary drinks tax gets green light for National Assembly"

Public Attitude Towards Sugary Drinks And Support for Government Action

The survey was conducted for HEALA by the Johannesburg-based company, Genesis Analytics, in conjunction with the international consultancy called Vital Strategies. The … Continue reading "Public Attitude Towards Sugary Drinks And Support for Government Action"

What do South Africans think of the sugary drinks tax?

Public throws weight behind government’s moves to curb intake of sugary drinks and junk food

MEDIA RELEASE Johannesburg: 31 August 2017 – Three out of four adult South Africans believe that government is doing the right … Continue reading "Public throws weight behind government’s moves to curb intake of sugary drinks and junk food"

The tax on sugary drinks: It’s not about the money, It’s about your health

Government is set to apply a tax of about 11% on certain sugary drinks later this year. No such tax … Continue reading "The tax on sugary drinks: It’s not about the money, It’s about your health"

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Every South African has a right to access clean drinking water and healthy food. HEALA is an alliance of organisations with this mission in mind.

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