Time for sweet talk

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

WITH the Health De­part­ment push­ing ahead with pro­posed taxes on sugar-sweet­ened bev­er­ages, the pub­lic has been in­vited to add its voice.

The Trea­sury yes­ter­day launched a pub­lic par­tic­i­pa­tion pe­riod, call­ing on peo­ple to com­ment on whether the sugar tax should be im­ple­mented.

Fi­nance Min­is­ter Pravin Gord­han first an­nounced the plan tar­get­ing bev­er­ages when he made his Bud­get speech in Fe­bru­ary.

It was re­ported at the time that this could bol­ster the gov­ern­ment’s cof­fers by an ex­tra R7 bil­lion an­nu­ally.

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