Amandla Mobi criticises Bevsa, Coca-cola for trying to stop sugar tax

Amandla Mobi is currently running an online campaign in order to rally support for the sugar tax.

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JOHANNESBURG - Campaigns organisation Amandla Mobi says an attempt by the Beverage Association of South Africa and Coca-Cola to stop a proposed tax on sugary drinks amounts to bullying.

Over the months, Bevsa has raised concern that the tax could result in the loss of over 60,000 jobs and that sugar sweetened drinks only account for 3% of daily calorie intake in the country.

Researchers have since challenged these claims.

Amandla Mobi is currently running an online campaign in order to rally support for the sugar tax.

The organisation's Thuli Ngubane said: "Even Africa Check discovered that the job losses were based on the report that they did and it informs their decision in this. Sweet beverages [are] not good for your health. It's the same thing with cigarettes."