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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#ZumaMustFall gaining momentum
Dec11

#ZumaMustFall gaining momentum

South Africans have taken to social media to voice their displeasure at President Jacob Zuma’s shock announcement to remove Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister and within 24 hours, the hashtag #ZumaMustFall was trending while a Facebook page to organise a peaceful march had been set up. A Facebook #ZumaMustFall event was created on Thursday to announce a peaceful march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on December 16 at 10:00. In...

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