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Comment from SANCDA: Please note the Bill containing the SSB tax was passed by the Standing Committee on Finance yesterday with only 2 more steps (National Assembly and Council of Provinces) to go. Then the Health Promotion Levy will be part of a bundle of financial measures to be implemented on 1 April 2017. The…

Calendar of events: Calendar_#WoW!NoSugar. Pledge to Sign: No Sugar Pledge Introduction as below: Welcome to the #WoW!NoSugar Challenge WoW! No-Sugar November Challenge #WoW!NoSugarChallenge Welcome to the WoW! No-Sugar November Challenge! We are so thrilled that you have decided to join us in empowering yourself in body, mind and spirit. For the month of November, we…

“It ain’t over until the fat lady sings “- the South African sugar tax finale Authors: SANCDA Vicki and David Pinkney-Atkinson Written for NCDA and published on the SANCDA website After 18 months of public wrangling the Health Promotions Levy (HPL), also known as the “sugar tax”, is inching closer to a finale. With stakeholder…

          By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter Young people with type 2 diabetes are much more likely to show signs of complications from the blood sugar disease than those who have type 1 diabetes, a new study shows. While the researchers found that about three in four teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes had at least one…

  This article and content was originally posted on BizCommunity The new tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) can’t stand alone in addressing the problems of obesity and related lifestyle diseases, and must form part of an integrated education plan to change consumer behaviour. In a preview of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s National Budget Speech, where…

In Pravin Gordhan’s first budget speech of the 2017 year, there was more clarity made on the SSB Tax waiting in the wings for implementation. It supports the concept of classifying NCDs again as chronic diseases, linking it with disabilities and especially ensuring integration into the NHI district health services. The SANCD Alliance and partners have…

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