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S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.10, March 12, 2018

This Newsletter is sponsored by SAFLIA

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DAFF to review leather import permits

Pretoria(SA) – The animal health department of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries is to review a policy requiring import permits for leather.
       This follows enquiries by S&V following complaints by leather importers to SAFLIA that the Department of Customs & Excise late last year began demanding 'veterinary certificates' for imported leather.
       After several email exchanges, the department today said: "This matter has been referred for discussion to the meeting of the Import Export Policy Unit of the Directorate Animal Health".
       It is hoped there will be a response within a month.

 

SHALC at APLF

The Skin, Hide & Leather Council will have a hospitality stand - 1E-B26 at the APLF fair. Chairman Ernest Heunis invites SA visitors to pop by.

 

 

Change at Strassbergers

Clanwilliam (SA) – Strassberger Skoene CEO Hennie du Plessis, who is 76, has announced that he is handing over the reins to his son, JJ. - +27 (0)27 482 1439, hennie@strassbergers.co.za

 

Chic liquidation

Cape Town (SA) – Pretoria-based attorney firm Vezi & De Beer Inc has confirmed that the application to have Chic Shoes (Pty) Ltd placed in liquidation will be heard on Monday, March 19.

 

SLTC Countdown - 11 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.
- Dr Clive Jackson-Moss, director, International School of Tanning Technology. Topic: TBC.
- James Daniel, Stahl. Topic: TBC.
- Quintin Marais, Rolfes. Topic: TBC.
       Three more speakers are to be confirmed shortly.

 

 

Safety footwear companies aid charities

Pinetown (SA) – Two of the country's safety footwear manufacturers have donated footwear to charities recently.
       The Centre for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) said in a release it had received 20 pairs of gumboots from Neptun Boot and Athlone Park Primary School. It said this was Neptun's second donation.
       BBF Safety Group donated footwear to the students at Ray Mhlaba Skills Centre in Port Elizabeth. Women were provided with products from the Sisi Safety Footwear range, while Bova products were donated to the men.

 

They Said It

"You've got to keep on trucking or you fall off your perch." - Matas Import & Export GM Wayne Little on business conditions.

 

 

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
12/03/2018 R14.58 R16.43 R11.82 R1.86

 

 

 

Birthdays this week

12/03/1966: Matthew Hansen, CL Hansen Agencies, Durban.
12/03/1988: Mohamed Yaseen Jeewa, Traford Footwear, Durban.
13/03/1959: Salim Moosajee, Seltex, Johannesburg.
13/03/1965: Eleugene Human, Johnson Controls SA, Uitenhage.
13/03/1977: Sarah Chapman, designer, Durban.
13/03/1981: Colin Muir, Pasacojo Marketing Services, Port Elizabeth.
14/03/1958: Berno Dumas, Watson Shoes, Great Brak River.
14/03/1966: Silvan Pillay, Shoe Biz, Pretoria.
15/03/1965: Neil Solomons, Jordan Shoes, Cape Town.
15/03/1972: Vanyo Mangaliso, Sun Goddess, Johannesburg.
15/03/1973: Jacky Hay, Little Slipper Co., Port Elizabeth.
15/03/1974: Tim Pittaway, Ostrich Emporium, Port Elizabeth.
16/03/1961: Doc Motala, Crown Footwear, Pinetown.
16/03/1965: Rod Bloom, Barksole Quality Services, Cape Town.
16/03/1979: Matthew Boltman, Noo Shoes, Pretoria.
18/03/1948: Stan Rabinowitz, Footwear Direct, Johannesburg.
18/03/1980: Rory Ramsay, Feetfirst Distribution, Durban.

 

In Memoriam this week

13/03/1997: Denis Kalil, Payless Shoes, Durban.
14/03/1988: John Begg, BU Shoe Machinery, Port Elizabeth.
17/03/1995: Kees Pulles, Futura Footwear, Loskop.
16/03/2008: Tilly Amery, FISA, Durban.

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

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SCRFC, wishes to recruit a Footwear Technologist who is a practical, energetic and an experienced footwear manufacturing/production specialist. It is expected that the successful candidate will have practical knowledge in all facets of Shoemaking and Manufacturing processes including Management and Industrial Engineering experience. The position is a fixed term contract and the person will be based in the Southern Cape. Remuneration is negotiable and will be on a Cost to Company basis. Benefits will be limited to those prescribed by legislation.

Please e- mail a detailed CV plus qualifications to Mrs Julia Paulse at   julia.paulse@scrfc.co.za




  

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