SA’s struggling sugar industry has launched a fresh bid for the sugar tax to be scrapped, arguing that there is no evidence the levy has had a positive impact on obesity levels in the country.

In a written submission to finance minister Enoch Godongwana, SA Canegrowers called for the sugar tax, which is due to be increased next year, to be scrapped to save the sector where 1-million livelihoods are at stake...

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