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S. African White Corn Gains, Ending 6 Days of Losses

May 9 (Bloomberg) -- South African white corn rose for the first time in seven sessions in Johannesburg trading.

White corn gained 0.1 percent to 1,965 rand ($189) a metric ton by the midday close on the South African Futures Exchange. Yellow corn rose 0.1 percent to 2,097.20 rand a ton.

Cornmeal made out of the white variety is used to make a staple food known locally as pap, while the yellow type is mainly fed to animals.

Wheat dropped 0.2 percent to 4,020 rand a ton, the lowest since May 2.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tshepiso Mokhema in Johannesburg at tmokhema1@bloomberg.net Sharon Lindores, Nicholas Larkin

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