The beverage industry was in full force in Sandton this week, fuming about government’s proposed tax on sugary drinks. But government is standing firm, saying it has a duty to protect people’s health.
A 19 year-old disabled student at the University of Venda, experienced going to bed at night as an extremely stressful end to his day. But thanks to a special new bed he has been given, he can now sleep happily.
Monday’s deadline for comment and responses by industry stakeholders and the public to Treasury’s proposal that a tax be imposed on sugary drinks has kicked the conflict between those in favour of the measure and those against it into high gear.
Food is a big issue in South Africa – we’re the fattest country in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the 20 fattest countries in the world. At the same time, one in every four South Africans regularly go hungry