Tag: obesity

What South Africa can learn from Brazil on how to tackle ‘hidden hunger’

South Africa faces a double burden of hunger and malnutrition, on the one hand, and obesity with associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs), on the other. This is a condition known as “hidden hunger”.

Index sheds light into SA’s battle with obesity

Index sheds light into SA’s battle with obesity

South Africa's sugar tax could include pure fruit juices

Health campaigners have welcomed the tax, citing obesity in South Africa, where 42% of women and 13% of men categorised as obese.

OPINION: S.A's sugar tax – BevSA asks for constructive dialogue

Will S.A's proposed sugar tax address the obesity challenge of the country, or undermine the sugar-sweetened beverages sector?

South Africans could lose 60,000 jobs on sugar tax

The National Treasury has proposed a 20 percent tax on sugar sweetened drinks under a plan that delighted health campaigners.