Maize shortage: ‘We're in a crisis’

Senior Economist at GrainSA Wandile Sihlobo spoke to 702 host John Robbie about how the worst drought in more than a century is set to affect food & meat prices.

JOHANNESBURG - Grain SA has warned that only 50 percent of the land ordinarily used for maize cultivation in South Africa has been utilised due to the worst drought in decades.

It says it's now too late for heavy rains to improve the situation and has estimated that maize imports will range between 5 and 6 million tons this year at a cost of between R17 billion and R20 billion.

Listen to the SoundCloud above as 702 host John Robbie spoke to Senior Economist at Grain SA Wandile Sihlobo about how the worst drought in more than a century is set to affect food and meat prices in SA.

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