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By Sapa | Aug 20, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 11 ]

A suggested tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) may reduce obesity in 220,000 adults in South Africa, research by the University of Witwatersrand has found.

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MommaC

Sex can lead to pregnancy which can be a health risk .... you gonna flippin tax that too ?!?!?

Aug 20, 2014 9:57 | 0 replies

RobinX

ABSURD. Besides, we are taxed to death already! Not much left to take.

Aug 20, 2014 10:0 | 0 replies

Maduvula

Zuma will still waste those taxes........

Aug 20, 2014 10:3 | 0 replies

SWEETY

mnxmm....That is nonsense WITS, that wont stop people from drinking it

Aug 20, 2014 10:8 | 0 replies

DISAPPEARINGACT

Yeah right. Like increasing tax on alcohol and cigarettes has ever reduced a number of drinkers and smokers. These studies and surveys are gonna swallow us and leave us with nothing but a big of confusions.

Aug 20, 2014 10:13 | 0 replies

Home_wrecker

I wonder where you plagiarized that info.

Aug 20, 2014 10:41 | 1 replies

Hutton

will i also be taxed for spoiling you love?

Aug 20, 2014 10:47 | 0 replies

maneater

next they gonna tax our babies for crying!!

Aug 20, 2014 11:9 | 0 replies

Zimbali

They must tax , Fat Cakes , kotas and all the other junk that people eat. If u tax beverages only kasi people will just buy Drink o pop which is tax free.

Aug 20, 2014 11:32 | 0 replies

Bmaestro

our taxi is high enough already and killing us,what more do u want from us you fat cats

Aug 20, 2014 11:57 | 0 replies

nevermind1

"By instituting a 20 percent tax... it is predicted to reduce energy intake by about 36 kilojoules per day, resulting in a 3.8 percent reduction in obesity in men and a 2.4 percent reduction in obesity in women," researcher Mercy Manyema said in a statement on Wednesday. This translated to a decrease of more than 220,000 obese adults in South Africa. ....................................................................................................... and by increasing the alcohol tax how many people(youth) have u made alchololics, u think by increasing tax people won't buy?

Aug 20, 2014 3:43 | 0 replies