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S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.20, May 21, 2018

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SA asked to bid for 2022 UITIC conference

Porto (Portugal) – South Africa was asked to bid to host the biennial International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians (UITIC) congress in 2022, SAFLIA director Jirka Vymetal said at the close of the 20th edition here. He said the DTI's Director: Leather & Footwear, Jaywant Irkhede, who was also there, felt SA should do so.
       11 South Africans, including representatives from 4 manufacturers, were there.
       "It will take a massive logistical effort to organise," he said, explaining why they had decided not to consider the 2020 event. "The Portuguese footwear industry has shown that it is absolutely world class, and we want to be in a position to be at least as professional as they have been.
       "Besides the logistics there is the huge cost, sponsors need to be found, and so on."
       A report on the congress will follow in the next edition of S&V Footwear & Leather Goods at the end of the month.

 

 

Treasury extends footwear, leather tender bid date

Pretoria (SA) – Dorah Kgotse, Director: Transversal Contracting – Professional & Consultancy Services, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, has asked us to publish the following:

Please note that National Treasury has advertised a tender for RT59-2018_Supply and Delivery of footwear and Leather products for the State for the duration of 01 October 2018 to 30 September 2021.
       Documents can be downloaded on www.etenders.gov.za , Tender Opportunities, Advertised Tenders, Search by Department – National Treasury.  The closing date has been extended to 25 June 2018 @ 11:00. 

 

 

Ihlobo vs Bata: Another adjournment

Pietermaritzburg (SA) – Following a further application by Ihlobo, the matter between these companies was adjourned, after hearing argument on Thursday, for Judgment. It is not known when Judgment will be handed down.

 

Death notice: Filippo Grillenzoni

Cape Town (SA) – Former Pietermaritzburg-based designer Filippo Grillenzoni died on May 10. An obituary by his son, Carlo, will be published in the next issue of S&V Footwear & Leather Goods Magazine.

 

 

They Said It

"My score's creeping up - I'm now 76 for 3, and that's not counting mistresses." - The Little Slipper Company's Chris Horne, who married for the third time at the age of 70. He was jumping the gun - he'll be 76 on June 1.

"What happens in Porto stays in Porto, right?" - Dick Whittington Shoes MD Arveen Boodhoo, during the UITIC conference. Well.............

 

 

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
16/03/2018 R14.72 R16.70 R11.97 R1.89
23/03/2018 R14.53 R16.60 R11.75 R1.86
03/03/2018 R14.58 R16.62 R11.83 R1.88
11/04/2018 R14.75 R16.91 R11.93 R1.90
16/04/2018 R14.89 R17.23 R12.04 R1.91
23/04/2018 R14.99 R17.11 R12.27 R1.94
30/04/2018 R15.06 R17.16 R12.47 R1.96
07/05/2018 R14.96 R16.98 R12.55 R1.97
14/05/2018 R14.60 R16.54 R12.21 R1.92
22/05/2018 R14.84 R16.92 R12.61 R1.97

 

 

 

 

Birthdays this week

21/05/1949: Norman Norris, retired, formerly Urban Zone, Randburg.
21/05/1949: Donald Blanshard, Foot Fashion, Johannesburg.
22/05/1958: Craig Wells, Sidison Footwear Cape Town.
22/05/1972: Cindy Dunbar, Naked Feet, Durban.
22/05/19??: Dr Willem Burger, SAOBC Ostrich Research, Oudtshoorn.
22/05/1973: Farai Musungwa, Safety-Quip Botswana, Francistown.
23/05/1950: Dean Padayachee, Daylan Footwear, Durban.
23/05/1965: Craig Harper, left the industry, formerly Egoli Gumboots, Amanzimtoti.
24/05/1965: Wayne Stanford, agent, East London.
24/05/1970: Carla Maritz, Mott! Shu’s, Pretoria.
25/05/1961: Gerald Naidoo, National Bargaining Council, Durban.
26/05/1951: Wessel Nolte, formerly Cedar Shoes & Accessories (closed), Bloemfontein.
26/05/1966: Manoj Morar, Impressions, Vryheid.
27/05/1944: Richard Bunyard, left the industry, formerly GW Cowie & Co, Durban.
27/05/1969: Dean Tharman, Ten Digits, George.

 

In Memoriam this week

23/05/2012: Chris van der Merwe, Oasis Tanning.
24/05/2013: Casper Louw (b. 11/04/1944), Busy Bag [closed], Stanger.
27/05/2002: Stan Austin (b. 28/11/1915), Austin Shoes [closed], Pietermaritzburg.

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

 

Hide and skin prices: A note to readers

Leather footwear manufacturers are requested to read the lead article in S&V African Leather, expected out tomorrow, which deals with issues raised about the accuracy of the prices quoted below.

 

ABSA Agri Trends 18/05: Hides & skins prices

The average hide price over the past week was R7.71/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 R33.50, and for Merino skins was R82.22.

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
16/02 9.94 32.50 88.26
16/03 9.62 33.75 90.50
23/03 9.56 32.22 87.63
06/04 8.86 36.67 82.50
13/04 8.98 35.00 81.25
23/04 8.40 35.13 86.00
26/04 8.18 34.13 86.11
07/05 7.89 33.33 83.13

 

Trade Fair dates

For a list of local and international trade fairs covering footwear, leather goods, leather and PPE, visit our website: http://www.svmag.co.za/events.php

  


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