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Sugar Tax: A 'great move by Treasury'

24 February 2016 5:04 PM

Xolani Gwala looks into Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan's proposed Sugar Tax and why it's an overall positive 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:


24 February 2016 5:04 PM

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