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[WATCH] How much is the sugar tax on a can of Coke?

  • Since 2018, soft drink manufacturers in South Africa have been paying a “sugar tax” to encourage them to decrease the amount of sugar that goes into their drinks.
  • The World Health Organisation says that you shouldn’t have more than 60g of sugar per day in order to stay healthy.
  • But how much sugar goes into a 300ml can of coke? Watch this short video and find out.

  • Read the full script here
  • Read Mia Malan’s interview with Susan Goldstein, a public health researcher at Priceless SA, to #obesityunderstand how having fewer sugary drinks can help keep South Africans healthier.

Dylan Bush was a health journalist at Bhekisisa from February 2016 to September 2023.

Linda Pretorius is Bhekisisa’s content editor. She has a PhD in biosystems from the University of Pretoria has been working as a science writer, editor and proofreader in the book industry and for academic journals over the past 15 years. At Bhekisisa she helps authors to shape and develop their stories to pack a punch.