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fawuSABC News reports that Atwell Nazo, president of the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu), has called for a summit on sugar, fat, health and jobs in order to deal with causes of obesity.  

Addressing Fawu members in Durban during a march against the impending introduction of a ‘sugar tax’ by government, he indicated that the summit would also discuss the needed health policy measures and the future of jobs before the implementation of the sugar tax next year.  Nazo said:  "The information that we have got is that this sugar tax will affect about 50,000 workers.  herefore, we say we cannot allow that kind of situation to happen.  The unemployment rate is about 27% and if you add on that 27% it will be a problem that this country cannot be able to deal with."

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