Tag: Dawie Maree

SA maize production declines

Agriculture is one of South Africa's biggest and most volatile sectors. Occupying over 40 per cent of the country's workforce and according to the 2019 budget review contributes 3 per cent to GDP. Sadly, the first National Crop Estimates Committee production estimate report is revealing declines in maize production this year. Dawie Maree, Head of Information and Marketing for FNB Agriculture joins CNBC Africa for more.

The cost of load shedding on food production

Although Eskom has announced that they will be no load shedding for today, if load shedding is sustained it will result in higher costs in food production. CNBC Africa is joined by Dawie Maree, Head of Information and Marketing at FNB Agriculture.

Foot and mouth outbreak hurts SA exports

South Africa is battling a foot and mouth disease with some SADC countries suspending export of red meat from South Africa. The local government has been having restricted communication about this unfolding matter with some cattle in Limpopo quarantined while further tests are being conducted. CNBC Africa is joined by Dawie Maree, Head of Information and Marketing for FNB Agriculture.
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