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: