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  • South Africa · Decision · Judicial

    Equal Education and Others v. Minister of Basic Education and Others

    Jul. 17, 2020 Whether the Minister of Basic Education had a constitutional and statutory obligation to provide daily nutritious meals to learners who qualified for the school nutrition program.

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • South Africa · Law · Programmatic documents

    National Food and Nutrition Security Plan

    Nov. 7, 2017 The National Food and Nutrition Strategic Plan (NFNSP) 2018-2023 describes how South Africa will combat the silent crisis of malnutrition and reverse its growth in the next...

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • South Africa · Law · Programmatic documents

    National School Nutrition Programme Guidelines for Tuck Shop Operators

    Feb. 21, 2014 Guideline to promote the availability of healthy food alternatives from school tuck shops in school premises

    • School Environment
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  • South Africa · Law · Constitutions

    Constitution of the Republic of South Africa

    May. 8, 1996 The constitution establishes the rights to have access to healthcare services, to access sufficient food, access to information and the rights of children, all of which are relevant for NCD...

    • Fundamental Rights
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  • South Africa · Law · Administrative Acts

    Regulations Relating to the Reduction of Sodium in Certain Foodstuffs and Related Matters

    Mar. 20, 2013 Regulation of sodium content for certain foods in South Africa.

    • Content regulation
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  • South Africa · Law · Administrative Acts

    Regulations Relating to Trans-Fat in Foodstuffs

    Feb. 17, 2011 Regulation of trans-fat content in food in South Africa

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  • South Africa · Law · Legislation

    Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Act

    Dec. 12, 2017 This law imposes a levy on sugary beverages as well as excise and customs duties on some raw materials for the manufacturing of beverages.

    • Fiscal Policies
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  • South Africa · Law · Administrative Acts

    Regulations Relating to the Labelling and Advertising of Foodstuffs

    Mar. 1, 2010 It prescribes minimum labelling requirements for all foodstuffs imported, sold, offered or prepackaged in South Africa

    • Labeling
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Equal Education and Others v. Minister of Basic Education and OthersSouth Africa DecisionJudicialJul. 17 2020"Fundamental Rights, Right to food, Right to health, Rights of children"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/equal-education-and-others-v-minister-of-basic-education-and-others-2021/Whether the Minister of Basic Education had a constitutional and statutory obligation to provide daily nutritious meals to learners who qualified for the school nutrition program.
National Food and Nutrition Security PlanSouth Africa LawProgrammatic documentsNov. 7 2017"Right to food, Right to health, Rights of children"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-food-and-nutrition-security-plan/The National Food and Nutrition Strategic Plan (NFNSP) 2018-2023 describes how South Africa will combat the silent crisis of malnutrition and reverse its growth in the next 15 years. It identifies the school nutrition programme as a key intervention for combating short term hunger amongst children.
National School Nutrition Programme Guidelines for Tuck Shop OperatorsSouth Africa LawProgrammatic documentsFeb. 21 2014"Sale in school premises"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/national-school-nutrition-programme-guidelines-for-tuck-shop-operators/Guideline to promote the availability of healthy food alternatives from school tuck shops in school premises
Constitution of the Republic of South AfricaSouth Africa LawConstitutionsMay. 8 1996"Fundamental Rights"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/constitution-of-the-republic-of-south-africa/The constitution establishes the rights to have access to healthcare services to access sufficient food access to information and the rights of children all of which are relevant for NCD prevention and control.
Regulations Relating to the Reduction of Sodium in Certain Foodstuffs and Related MattersSouth Africa LawAdministrative ActsMar. 20 2013"Content regulation, Sodium content"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/no-r-214/Regulation of sodium content for certain foods in South Africa.
Regulations Relating to Trans-Fat in FoodstuffsSouth Africa LawAdministrative ActsFeb. 17 2011"Content regulation, Trans fat content"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/no-r-127/Regulation of trans-fat content in food in South Africa
Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws ActSouth Africa LawLegislationDec. 12 2017"Fiscal Policies, Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/act-no-14-2017/This law imposes a levy on sugary beverages as well as excise and customs duties on some raw materials for the manufacturing of beverages.
Regulations Relating to the Labelling and Advertising of FoodstuffsSouth Africa LawAdministrative ActsMar. 1 2010"Advertising in labeling, Claims on packaging, Labeling"https://globalfoodlaws.georgetown.edu/documents/no-32975/It prescribes minimum labelling requirements for all foodstuffs imported sold offered or prepackaged in South Africa