" . . . Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan introduced the tax on everything from carbonated soft drinks to flavoured water in February's budget speech, partly as a way to tackle the country's bulging budget deficit, but also to deal with people's bulging waistlines.
South Africa has not been spared as obesity levels have soared around the world in the past couple of decades.
According to a 2014 World Health Organization (WHO) estimate, one in four South Africans are obese. . ."