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Sugar Tax: How corporates lied to National Treasury

Sugar-sweetened beverage producers submitted evidence that was out of context and exaggerated in their appeal against South Africa’s proposed new sugar levy, research has found. Coca-Cola, the Beverage Association of South Africa (BevSA) and the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa (AmCham) manipulated evidence in their bid to stop the government from implementing a …

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From farm to plate: Food safety is everyone’s business

The United Nations has declared 7 June the first World Food Safety Day to strengthen efforts to ensure what we eat is safe. Every year, nearly one in 10 people in the world, about 600-million people, fall ill and 420,000 die after eating food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances. Unsafe food hinders development in …

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Tongaat Hulett bosses must ‘pay back the money’

The financial scandal of South Africa’s largest sugar producer hurts its blue-collar employees, who are already marginalised and at risk of non-communicable diseases, the most. In recent years, South Africa experienced unprecedented corporate governance scandals and failures of many companies that have propelled the government to establish systems that promote higher standards of ethical conduct, …

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