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S. Africans still sweet on sugary drinks, in spite of new 'fat tax'

April 18, 2016 /
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JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa plans a new "fat tax" on sugary drinks to combat an obesity epidemic — but sweet-toothed consumers say its chances are slim of making them cut down.Ranked as one of the most obese nations on the continent, South Africa is joining a growing list of countries around the world, such as Britain and Mexico, trying to put a cap on fizzy drinks.