Can higher ‘sin taxes’ help the economy?
The sugary drinks tax has already generated almost R800-million, and there is a growing call for even higher “sin taxes” to help reverse the VAT increase. HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green reports.Read More
Under nutrition, obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases are leading to catastrophic costs to individuals, to communities and to national healthcare… moreRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More