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  • Health Promotions Levy – a net negative impact on South African non-alcoholic beverage industry

    Posted in Media Release, statements on Feb 28, 2019

    In the ten months since the Health Promotions Levy (HPL) was introduced, it has put pressure on the local non-alcoholic industry in already difficult operating conditions, as well as raising prices for hard-pressed consumers. The net impact of the levy has been compounded by subdued economic growth in the country and higher input costs of raw materials and ingredients, in particular, sugar. Consequently, this is limited the opportunity for growth and job creation in the sector and has resulted in downward pressure on the full value chain.

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  • BevSA appoint General Manager

    Posted in Media Release, Profile, statements on Aug 27, 2018

    Johannesburg, August 2018 - The Beverage Association of South Africa (BevSA) has appointed Mpho Thothela to the position of General Manager for Corporate Services with effect from 01 August 2018. An admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, Thothela, is a former Director of Corporate Affairs at Muhari Logistic and will now be responsible for the BevSA’s marketing and communications, brand positioning and reputational management, financial management, revenue growth, budget management, IT and related functions including support services.

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  • BevSA outlines alternatives to reduce obesity in Parliament

    Posted in Media Release, statements on Jun 03, 2018

    Wednesday, 07 June 2017 - The Beverage Association of South Africa (BevSA) is in agreement with government that the rate of obesity and non-communicable diseases is too high and needs attention. However, the association believes that this health problem should not be addressed in isolation of the economic problem that faces the country.

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  • BevSA refutes allegations of bribery

    Posted in Media Release, statements on Jun 02, 2018

    The Beverage Association of South Africa (BevSA) has noted media reports making allegations that it has bribed government and political officials to drop the proposed Health Promotion Levy.

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  • BevSA disappointed with the signing into law of the Health Promotion Levy

    Posted in Media Release, statements on Jun 01, 2018

    The Beverage Association of South Africa (BevSA) has noted with concern that President Jacob Zuma has assented to the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill passing into law. This law gives effect to the Health Promotion Levy (HPL) which the beverage industry has serious reservations about. Signed into law on Thursday, 15 December 2017, the act will come into effect on the 1st of April 2018.

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  • Health Promotions Levy – a net negative impact on South African non-alcoholic beverage industry

    Posted in Media Release, statements on Feb 28, 2019

    In the ten months since the Health Promotions Levy (HPL) was introduced, it has put pressure on the local non-alcoholic industry in already difficult operating conditions, as well as raising prices for hard-pressed consumers. The net impact of the levy has been compounded by subdued economic growth in the country and higher input costs of raw materials and ingredients, in particular, sugar. Consequently, this is limited the opportunity for growth and job creation in the sector and has resulted in downward pressure on the full value chain.

    Read More

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