Government has decided to implement the Health Promotions Levy, which came to effect from 1st April 2018. The tax is imposed on Sugar Sweetened Beverages and will mainly affect the non-alcoholic beverage industry. The objective of the tax is to reduce the rate of non-communicable diseases and obesity in the country. In this regard the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has issued rules, which govern the management of the tax.
The rules determine that any person who manufactures or imports any sugary beverage that is liable to the levy on sugary beverages must determine and declare the sugar content of the sugary beverage.
The Beverage Association of South Africa is committed to comply with the tax and continue to support government efforts to achieve better health outcomes and for people to live a long and healthy life for all South Africans.
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.