South Africans sweet on sugary drinks despite fat tax
Apr19

South Africans sweet on sugary drinks despite fat tax

Ranked as one of the most obese nations on the continent, South Africa is joining a growing list of countries around the world, such as Britain and Mexico, trying to put a cap on fizzy drinks. South Africa plans a new “fat tax” on sugary drinks to combat an obesity epidemic — but sweet-toothed consumers say its chances are slim of making them cut down. Ranked as one of the most obese nations on the continent, South...

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Amstel Lite ordered to change packaging
Feb13

Amstel Lite ordered to change packaging

The Advertising Standards Authority of SA (ASA) has ordered Amstel Lite to return to the drawing board as it rules the beer’s packaging is too similar to Castle Lite, its biggest competitor Amstel Lite, SA’s newest player in the light beer market, has three months to change the appearance of its beer cans and six-pack wrapping. The ruling which was issued last week follows a complaint laid by Castle Lite manufacturer South African...

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