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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Five Budget highlights you may have missed
Feb29

Five Budget highlights you may have missed

With all the political shenanigans taking the headlines‚ there are aspects of last week’s Budget that many might have overlooked. Rob Cooper‚ a tax expert at accounting group Sage‚ set out five aspects of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget that he said would be of great benefit to the country Cooper set out five such highlights: 1. Employers have been given more incentives to provide bursaries. “The income eligibility threshold...

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