Category: Sugar Tax

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"

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?

Treasury figures suggest job losses a smokescreen by opponents of sugary drinks tax

MEDIA RELEASE The Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA) is encouraged that National Treasury has rejected the delaying tactics of interest groups … Continue reading "Treasury figures suggest job losses a smokescreen by opponents of sugary drinks tax"

South Africans take to the streets and demand sugary drinks tax

MEDIA RELEASE Cape Town, 31 May 2017 – The Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA) led activists and members of the public in … Continue reading "South Africans take to the streets and demand sugary drinks tax"

The sugar tax debate is on!

A strong sugar tax will definitely reduce the consumption of sugary drinks and lead to reduction of non-communicable diseases. Join … Continue reading "The sugar tax debate is on!"

TELL PARLIAMENT TO TAX SUGARY DRINKS

Dear Friends On 31 January, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance is holding public hearings on the planned tax on … Continue reading "TELL PARLIAMENT TO TAX SUGARY DRINKS"

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