The price of maize meal, a staple food on which many South Africans depend, may increase by up to 12% because of the effect of crop losses due to drought.

On Tuesday, the crop estimates committee released its latest summer grain crop estimates for SA. It showed the white maize harvest (mostly used to produce maize meal for human consumption) was expected to be 25% down on last year and the yellow maize harvest (mostly used for animal feed) could decline by about 20%...

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