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Sugar Tax: A 'great move by Treasury'

In his Budget speech today, Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan highlighted that Treasury will be introducing a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages from April 2016. This will include beverages like soft drinks, fruit juices, energy drinks and vitamin waters

Reacting to this move is Aviva Tugendhaft, Public Health Researcher/ Health Sociologist/ PRICELESS SA Wits School of Public Health, who says that they have been advocating for this for a while.

Xolani Gwala spoke to Tugendhaft about Pravin Gordhan's proposed Sugar Tax and why it's an overall positive move by Treasury.

Listen to the conversation below:


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