Why do we measure sugary drinks in rands while they cost lives?
We cannot afford to delay sugar tax on these sugary drinks beverages! Sugary drinks increases the risk of diabetes, liver, kidney damages, heart diseases, stroke and some cancer.Download
What Beverage Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know!
The beverage industry is misleading and manipulating us with their false information on sugary drinks and sugar tax. They are targeting low income countries and are making profit out of people's health. Refuse to be the victim of obesity and non-communicable diseases.Download
Your Wellness Matters To Us
Sugary drinks cause obesity which is associated with non-communicable diseases like diabetes, stroke, heart diseases and some cancers. Make drinking water your daily habit and shift away from sugary drinks because you are sweet enough to us.Download
Why Tax Sugary Drinks? All The Facts.
Sugary drinks taxes are a win-win for government because they reduce consumption while increasing government revenues which can be used to improve health further.Download
WHO maximum daily sugar intake is 12 tsp a day
The World Health Organisation recommends a major reduction in sugary drinks consumption, and note that these products are the top target for reduced consumption in order to decrease our risks of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. Individuals should preferably consume less than 12 teaspoons of sugar a day.Download
1 sugary drink a day increases risk of diabetes
1 to 2, 330ml cans of a sugary drink per day increases a person's risks of being diabetic by 27%. The hidden cost of these dangerous drinks aren't seen immediately, but only later down the line.Download
South Africa has the highest obesity rate in Sub-Saharan Africa
The rate of obesity in South Africa has increased rapidly. We are considered the most obese and overweight country in Sub-Saharan Africa with almost 70% of women and 39% of men being obese or overweight. Obesity related diseases like diabetes, heart disease and stroke are among the Top 10 causes of death in the country, accounting for almost 43% of deaths.Download
1 sugary drink a day increases risk of being overweight
Adults who drink even just one 330ml can of sugary drink a day increase their risk of being overweight by 27%. It's even worse for children who drink just one sugary drink a day, as this increase their chances of being overweight by as much as 55%. Obesity is linked to life threatening illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers.Download
A can of sugary drink is equal to a 2km run
An average adult would need to run at least two kilometers or jog for 20 minutes to offset drinking a can of sugary drink. It's important to remember that exercise alone cannot counteract all the negative effects of sugary drinks.Download