[LISTEN] Coca-Cola SA weighs in on sugar tax debate
Coca-Cola SA’s Sibongile Chiumya was interviewed by 702’s John Robbie about government’s proposed sugar tax.
CAPE TOWN - Coca-Cola South Africa says it's concerned about the proposed sugar tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and has called on government to look at other measures to decrease the country's high obesity rate.
The company says it recognises that obesity is a challenge and is ready to educate citizens.
Government has proposed a 20 percent tax on soft drinks to curb obesity and diabetes.
Sibongile Chiumya, Science and Regulatory Affairs Manager of Coca-Cola South Africa, shares her concerns.
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