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S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.9, March 5, 2018

This Newsletter is sponsored by SAFLIA

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Labora in Nigerian JV

Durban (SA) – Labora Shoes has gone into partnership with a manufacturer in Nigeria to make basic footwear for Mr Price Apparel, which now has around 6 stores in that country. A source at Mr Price said the chain worked with local manufacturers in various African countries where it has stores, but that the partnership between Labora and the Nigerian investors was a first.

 

Chic liquidation

Cape Town (SA) – Pretoria-based attorney firm Vezi & De Beer Inc is bringing the application to have Chic Shoes (Pty) Ltd placed in liquidation.

 

FLIC still awaiting go ahead

Pretoria (SA) – The Footwear & Leather Industry Cluster (FLIC), intended as the replacement for the National Footwear & Leather Cluster, is not yet operational, according to acting GM Ernest Heunis. It is still awaiting a sign-off of support by the Department of Trade & Industry.

 

Industry icons die

Two famous people in the global footwear industry died recently.
       Sonja Bata, the widow of Thomas J Bata, died on February 20, aged 91.
       She was famous in her own right as the founder of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada, which holds over 13 000 items.
       Lancelot Pease Clark, a member of the family which founded and still owns C&J Clark International, died on February 26 in the UK. He was also active in SA with the Soul of Africa project.

 

SLTC Countdown - 12 weeks to go

When: May 18-20.
Where: Villa Paradiso in the Hartbeespoort Dam area.
News: Confirmed speakers are:
- Dr Geoff Tomlinson, R&D Manager, UCL Company. Topic: Vegetable tanning - art or science?.
- Dr Jay Irkhede, director: leather & footwear at the DTI. Topic: Industry status, policy and programmes.

 

They Said It

"I know more than I should." - Apeco Western Cape sales director Voden Wearne, aka 007 - or should that be Mad Magazine's Spy vs Spy?.

"It's getting beyond a joke here now - there's two feet of snow outside." - Email from the UK, which is having freakishly cold weather.

 

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
16/02/2018 R14.43 R16.30 R11.63 R1.83
23/02/2018 R14.19 R16.12 R11.54 R1.82
05/03/2018 R14.60 R16.39 R11.85 R1.86

 

 

 

Birthdays this week

05/03/1937: Arnold Buckby, agent, Cape Town.
05/03/1949: Tony Carnecky, retired, formerly Bata SA/Futura Footwear, Pinetown.
05/03/1983: David Novos, Economic Shoes, Paarl.
05/03/1986: Muhammed Omar, Fashion Square, Durban.
06/03/1971: Sunil Bhagwandas, Ginger Bhagwandas, Durban.
06/03/1976: Kevin Pillay, Alateens Bopsi Footwear, Durban.
07/03/1960: Rafique Moosa, Cassim Moosa Bros. Trading, Pretoria.
08/03/1958: Gary van Rooyen, New Balance SA, Cape Town.
08/03/1962: Rajesh Kulwa, Apeco, Pinetown.
08/03/1966: Yamraj Deeplal, Foot Flair, Amanzimtoti.
09/03/1967: PJ Moloisane, Trade & Investment SA, Sandton.
09/03/1982: Romal Sewsunker, Sunstep Footwear, Durban.
10/03/1951: Mrs M Balakrishnan, Malar Industries, Ndola, Zambia.
10/03/1958: Nigel Dunning, Mimosa Extract Co., Pietermaritzburg.
11/03/1956: Sarah Gedye, Michelle Footwear, Durban.
11/03/1959: André Meyer, Green Cross, Bloemfontein.
11/03/1968: Brett Laing, Grounded, Cape Town.

 

In Memoriam this week

06/03/1993: Brian Murphy, agent.
06/03/2011: Livio Sirilli (b. 06/04/1921), Sirilli Shoes, Pietermaritzburg.
09/03/2016: David Opie (b. 11/01/1963), Hippo Bag & Screen [closed], Cape Town.
10/03/2004: Steven Naidoo, Nasron Footwear, Durban.
10/03/2017: Kevin 'Tubby' Hannaford (b. 05/11/1949), Moulded Footwear Components, Durban.
11/03/1993: Doug Roberts, Clarks SA/Kingsley Shoes [both closed], Pietermaritzburg.
11/03/2005: Des Orme, (b. 27/11/1924), Panama Shoes [closed], Durban.
11/03/2013: Donald Henry Gough (b. 02/07/1922), Barker Footwear/FMF, Cape Town.

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 22/02: Hides & skins prices

No hide and skin prices this week.

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
09/02 10.17 33.13 91.27
16/02 9.94 32.50 88.26

 

Trade Fair dates

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Classified Adverts

VACANCY AT ROLFES CHEMICALS

Job Title: Technical Sales representative
Department: Leather Operations
Reports to: Sales Manager

Education

Matric Certificate
>5 years leather experience
Leather diploma or some leather qualifications an advantage.
Knowledge on retan and finishing.
Knowledge of beam house operations is essential.
Knowledge of retan and finishing would be an advantage.

CVs can be sent to Quintin Marais, the Managing Director for Rolfes Leather – quintinm@rolfesza.com




LUCRATIVE SPECIALISED TANNERY FOR SALE – DURBANVILLE – WESTERN CAPE

This business was established in 2007 and is an operational going concern. The Business has a loyal and large customer base in the WC and other provinces and offers excellent and affordable Hunting and Game skins products to the general public and commercial Wholesale/Retail trade. Currently the only business in the Western Cape that tans hides, both commercial and game, with huge growth potential at competitive pricing.
Excellent earnings potential as business has not reached its full growth potential yet. Growth exists in expanding to larger client bases nationally and exploiting the International/export market. We have well trained staff with more than 10 years in the industry. Email me for pictures and more detailed information if you are interested.
Selling Price : R 2,8 MILLION all-inclusive. Negotiable
Enquires : Call JB SMUTS 0827383083 or
E–Mail : gameskinsafari@telkomsa.net




  

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