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S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.6, February 12, 2018

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Urbanart's Michael Craft introduces some of the new footwear range

 

Michael Craft, MD of Urbanart presents a short video introduction to the Dangee Carken showroom and some of his favourite footwear designs from the new Urbanart range.

 

 

Green Cross MD leaves

Cape Town (SA) – Tracey Chiappini-Young, MD of AVI Ltd's Green Cross comfort footwear division, left the company on Friday. She was the second MD to depart in a year.

 

Mossop Western head of marketing leaves

Wellington (SA) – Johan May left Mossop Western Leathers recently due to a company restructuring after 18 years of service.  He is considering various options, including the leather industry. - +27 (0)82 462 1075, johan@jsmbs.co.za

 

 

Recently retired Sam Foster dies

Cape Town (SA) – Sam Foster, who retired from Barker Footwear last year, died on February 2.

 

 

17 dog fighters found guilty

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) welcomes the judgment handed down in the Nigel Regional Court on Monday, 5 February 2018 finding all 17 men guilty of their involvement in dog fighting – a highly illegal and deviant criminal activity.
       In November 2013, the NSPCA responded to information about an organised dog fight being held in Tsakane, Ekhuruleni, Gauteng which resulted in the arrest of 18 suspects and the rescue of 14 grievously injured dogs.
       During Judgement the presiding Magistrate pointed out gaping holes in the accused’s arguments and version of events in contrast to the state witnesses that were “logical, clear, concise, honest and responsible” and stated that he considered dog fighting to be a very sick form of entertainment.
       “We are thankful and appreciative that these criminals’ have been found guilty for their participation in this heinous crime. It has been a trying four years filled with numerous challenges to get this case finalised but we did not, and would never, relent until justice was served for these dogs” said Senior Inspector Willson - Manager of the Special Investigations Unit.
       Sentencing is scheduled for 18 April 2018 and we look forward to a strong finale in this landmark case. - Wendy Willson, Special Investigations Unit Manager, +27 (0)11 907 3590, specialinvestigations@nspca.co.za  

 

 

They Said It

"WOW, dankie Julia.  That was quick!! – Verdien ‘n pak chips!!." - Gerda Rappard, executive assistant to the MD at Bolton Footwear, to Julia Paulse, administrator, Southern Cape Regional Footwear Cluster. Gerda's first email to Julia was at 07.38, Julia's response at 07.42.

 

Exchange rates

Source: http://www.x-rates.com/calculator/

 
  Euro € GBP £ US $ Yuan Renminbi ¥
11/12/2017 R15.82 R17.99 R13.40 R2.03
05/01/2018 R14.86 R16.69 R12.33 R1.90
13/01/2018 R15.14 R17.03 R12.41 R1.92
22/01/2018 R14.76 R16.75 R12.08 R1.88
26/01/2018 R14.74 R16.79 R11.86 R1.87
05/02/2018 R14.96 R16.89 R12.02 R1.91
12/02/2018 R14.64 R16.51 R11.95 R1.88

 

 

 

 

Birthdays this week

12/02/1951: Jack Bassage, Eddels Shoes, Pietermaritzburg.
12/02/1961: Jon Robb, Neptun Boot, Pinetown.
12/02/1968: Pino di Lembo, Villani Shoes, Johannesburg.
13/02/1943: Val Barnes, retired, formerly Edcon, Durban.
13/02/1950: Rowan Allison, Midland Leather, Pinetown.
13/02/1950: Dhiraj Dajee, Avalon Job Buyers, Cape Town.
13/02/1964: Jean-Marc Tostee, agent, Durban.
13/02/1975: Naeem Sonpra, Sonpra Bros, Polokwane/Pietersburg.
13/02/1977: Steven Eckstein, Sports Action, Durban.
14/02/1951: Maryse de Ranero, Great Brak River.
14/02/1975: Alita Scholtz, All Protection Safety, Vanderbijlpark.
14/02/19??: Janine du Preez, freelance consultant, Cape Town.
15/02/1957: Ashraf (Baboo) Kader, Kaytex Belts, Pretoria.
15/02/1965: Sanjay Nana, Navada Clothing, Johannesburg.
16/02/1955: Hennie Roets, BKB, Port Elizabeth.
16/02/1966: Lorraine Jackson, agent, Johannesburg.
16/02/1987: Mohamed Hoosen, Winners, Klerksdorp.
17/02/1950: Ian McDonald, retired, formerly Speciality Threads [closed], Amanzimtoti.
17/02/1960: Raju Dhaya, VJ’s Superstore, Humansdorp.
17/02/1966: Anton Sprake, agent, Windhoek, Namibia.
17/02/1971: John Harman, Bata SA, Pinetown.
18/02/1942: George Naicker, formerly Edcon, Johannesburg.
18/02/1944: Colin Marx, retired, formerly Tropelli [closed], Pinetown.
18/02/1956: Kevin Thompson, Leatherite International, Pretoria.
18/02/1957: Desmond Sutherland, Aviocean (Natal), Durban.
18/02/1977: Zahir Kader, Kaytex Belts, Pretoria.

 

In Memoriam this week

14/02/2004: Brian Matkovich (b. 06/02/1941), Futura Footwear, Pinetown.
17/02/2011: Basil Benjamin (b.27/08/1929), agent, Johannesburg.
18/02/2017: Harry Adams, (b. 24/02/19??), Finlam Textiles, Pinetown.

Do you have any names you’d like to add to our list of birthdays and In Memoriam? Please send the details.

 

ABSA Agri Trends 09/02: Hides & skins prices

The average hide price over the past week was R10.17/kg green. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies. The average price for Dorper skins was R33.13, and for Merino skins was R91.27.

Hide & skin price progression
Date Hides/Kg Dorper/Skin Merino Skin
19/01 15.34 45.56 81.38
24/01 15.17 40.92 89.52
31/01 15.10 46.00 94.55
14/02 14.65 47.33 95.29
15/03 14.25 39.30 78.75
24/03 14.13 45.27 94.45
28/03 14.07 45.27 94.45
04/04 14.83 41.92 87.58
11/04 14.68 41.92 84.12
19/04 14.77 43.85 92.32
25/04 14.75 41.25 92.27
04/05 14.79 43.33 92.69
10/05 14.75 40.50 88.41
16/05 14.58 40.83 90.96
31/05 14.62 40.50 87.95
09/06 14.58 41.82 96.35
23/06 14.40 40.42 101.25
29/06 14.30 41.36 98.44
07/07 14.33 43.33 100.94
13/07 14.37 44.44 114.58
28/07 14.14 43.64 97.50
04/08 14.16 43.69 99.64
14/08 14.08 38.99 92.75
18/08 13.70 43.18 98.96
25/08 13.93 43.75 100.96
01/09 13.14 44.09 101.25
08/09 12.88 41.82 100.83
21/09 12.64    
03/10 12.50    
11/10 12.52    
20/10 12.23 39.30 110.23
27/10 12.12 37.30 94.32
02/11 12.19    
10/11 12.24 37.00 101.75
30/11 11.82 32.56 94.25
07/12 11.76 35.50 92.50
14/12 11.53 35.50 91.86
02/02 10.39 32.50 92.22

 

Trade Fair dates

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