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Sugar tax windfall of R8bn – but negligible spend on health ‘promotion’

Sugar tax windfall of R8bn – but negligible spend on health ‘promotion’

South Africa’s Health Promotion Levy (HPL) on sugary beverages, implemented to decrease diabetes and obesity, has collected R7.9-billion since 2018. The tax revenue generated isn’t ringfenced for any particular expenditures and only R38-million of the health promotion allocation has been spent by the national department of health. More than 4.5 million adults in South Africa are […]

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