New SA Canegrowers chair calls on govt to fulfil its promise of a sugar tax review

With major sugar mills remaining in business rescue and a possible increase in the Health Promotion Levy (HPL), or sugar tax, still looming, the sustainability of the sugar industry remains under threat, industry body SA Canegrowers has said.

It noted that the sugar tax has suppressed the market for locally produced sugar and cost the industry more than 16 000 jobs since its implementation in 2018.

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