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S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 49, Dec 10, 2018

This Newsletter is sponsored by SAFLIA

 

Treasury cancels 2018 footwear tender

Pretoria (SA) – The 2018 National Treasury tender for footwear - RT59-2018 - has been cancelled by Treasury, according to footwear suppliers. They said they had been told the cancellation was due to 'unforeseen circumstances'.
       Instead, the Treasury has asked suppliers to extend their 2017 tender to May 31, 2019.
       What that means is that any orders until then will be supplied at 2017 prices.
       In March this year, the Treasury told S&V that: "National Treasury has embarked on an industry and commodity analysis to understand the entire CTFL sector in order to look at revitalising the sector by consolidating volumes in order to enable job creation and small business empowerment.
       "Consultations are at an advanced stage with the end user departments and the supply market."

 

Little Slipper leads the way in assisting SPCA destroyed by rioters

S&V is delighted to thank The Little Slipper Company, which has donated R5000 towards the Amahlathi (Stutterheim) SPCA, which has been destroyed by rioters.        Little Slipper COO Jacky Hay wrote: "Little Slipper has retail stores in King Williams Town, East London and Queenstown so we will happily donate R5000 to support this worthy cause. Algoa FM is our regional radio station who have also been asking for support for the SPCA."
       The savagery of the attack is described in the release below from the National SPCA.
       S&V again appeals to all readers, especially Eastern Cape readers, to assist, and to let us know about it.

Amahlathi SPCA attacked by protesters
The Amahlathi SPCA in Stutterheim, Eastern Cape was attacked by protesters during violent protests which have been ongoing for the last 6 weeks. The two female staff had to flee for their lives into the staff house on Monday, 26 November 2018. The protesters at first threatened to burn the ladies in the house and then turned their attention to ransacking and looting the office building. Due to the roads being blocked by burning tyres, rocks being hurled at vehicles and people being dragged from their vehicles the SAPS POP team was called in to rescue the ladies from the premises.
       The Committee, staff, volunteers and King Williams Town SPCA staff, returned to the property later in the day with the SAPS POP team to rescue the animals. The only victims were a goat and their turkey. All animals were then taken to safety.
       The protesters have returned to the property since the attack and stolen or damaged all the property owned by the SPCA and staff. The ladies have lost all they own except the few things they could salvage and the SPCA has lost food for the animals, office furniture, equipment, etc.
       Due to the continuing violence in the town the SPCA is unable to return to the premises or conduct business in order to generate an income. The town has been closed down by the protesters so no fundraising events can be held. This has crippled the SPCA financially and now cannot pay their staff salaries (R17 000). All the staff are still working; their driver is active in the field, a kennel assistant is tending to the farm animals and looking after what is left at the SPCA, two other kennel assistants are tending to the animals in King Williams Town SPCA, the receptionist and Inspector are currently receiving trauma counselling but will be back at work assisting animals in need.
         The Management Committee are committed to keeping the SPCA open and continuing to serve the animals in the community. They appeal for any assistance that can be provided, as every little bit will help. King Williams Town SPCA has already donated R10 000 towards their Vet bill and humbly request everybody to assist this small but very busy SPCA. Their banking details are: Amahlathi SPCA, FNB Acc 6240- 2085-931, branch code 210-421. Please use your name as a reference.
           The NSPCA is appalled that the protesters would attack and cripple an SPCA when they do so much good work in the local community. We can only hope that those responsible will be brought to book and that the SPCA receives enough support from the public to continue their much needed work. Contact person: Kathy Scholes +27 (0)82 568 4096

 

 

Death Notice

Cape Town (SA) – Peter Shiffer, former owner of wholesaler / importer Flexmor in the 1980s until the early 2000s, died on November 23, aged 69. Dionne Prinsloo of Allied Agencies, who passed on the news, wrote: "Peter was graced with ‘the crown of a good name’, a Jewish term for a well-liked and respected individual."
       An obituary will follow in S&V Footwear & Leather Goods this week.

 

Shutdown

Durban (SA) – SAFLIA will close its office for the annual shutdown from December 17 till January 10. 

 

They Said It

"I'm bored to death. If I relax any more, I think my heart will stop." - Former United Fram Footwear MD Jeff Burland, speaking about retirement in Australia. So there's an opportunity for any South African footwear company wanting to do business in Australia - contact Jeff at burland.jeff@gmail.com.

 

2019 Trade Fairs Another essential service from S&V

Please note that we have put a list of the 2019 trade fairs and conferences on our website, linked to their websites: http://www.svmag.co.za/events You're allowed to say 'Wow! Thanks!'

 

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
28/05/2018 R14.47 R16.55 R12.43 R1.94
04/06/2018 R14.70 R16.78 R12.54 R1.95
11/06/2018 R15.46 R17.55 R13.10 R2.04
18/06/2018 R15.63 R17.83 R13.45 R2.09
25/06/2018 R15.89 R18.05 R13.60 R2.07
02/07/2018 R16.10 R18.18 R13.87 R2.08
09/07/2018 R15.79 R17.90 R13.41 R2.02
16/07/2018 R15.45 R17.50 R13.19 R1.97
23/07/2018 R15.82 R17.72 R13.52 R1.99
28/07/2018 R15.36 R17.26 R13.17 R1.93
04/08/2018 R15.40 R17.31 R13.31 R1.94
11/08/2018 R16.11 R18.02 R14.11 R2.06
18/08/2018 R16.75 R18.67 R14.64 R2.13
25/08/2018 R16.56 R18.29 R14.23 R2.09
01/09/2018 R17.09 R19.07 R14.72 R2.15
08/09/2018 R17.64 R19.71 R15.26 R2.23
15/09/2018 R17.37 R19.54 R14.94 R2.17
22/09/2018 R16.82 R18.72 R14.33 R2.08
29/09/2018 R16.46 R18.47 R14.17 R2.06
06/10/2018 R17.06 R19.43 R14.80 R2.15
13/10/2018 R16.81 R19.12 R14.53 R2.10
20/10/2018 R16.64 R18.87 R14.43 R2.08
27/10/2018 R16.68 R18.76 R14.62 R2.10
03/11/2018 R16.28 R18.55 R14.30 R2.07
10/11/2018 R16.29 R18.65 R14.37 R2.06
17/11/2018 R15.97 R17.95 R13.99 R2.01
24/11/2018 R15.75 R17.81 R13.89 R1.99
1/12/2018 R15.69 R17.67 R13.86 R1.99
8/12/2018 R16.15 R18.05 R14.18 R2.06

 

 

 

10/12/1954: Rolf-Dieter Fuchsmann, ?, formerly DED, Ethiopia.
10/12/1965: Benson Gor Okumu, Futura Footwear, Pinetown.
11/12/1965: Anwar Cassim, Catwalk Footwear Manufacturers, Durban.
12/12/1937: M Kadwa, Umzinto Wholesalers, Umzinto.
12/12/1949: Johan Barnard, Envirotan, Port Elizabeth.
12/12/1956: Chandrakant Dajee, Avalon Job Buyers
12/12/1970: Kobus Louw, Morgan Beef/Brits Leathers, Pretoria.
12/12/1980: Craig Lahee, Ritewear Footwear, Cape Town.
13/12/1959: Kersie Govender, CK Shoes, Pietermaritzburg.
13/12/1960: Ebrahim Sonpra, Sonpra’s Warehouse, Pietersburg/Polokwane.
14/12/1953: Rachmat Thomas, Chic Shoe Manufacturers, Cape Town.
14/12/1957: Paul Henshaw, Puma, Cape Town.
14/12/1988: Lu Fraser, Claw Boot International, Johannesburg.
15/12/1973: Charl Lucas, Springbok Skoeisel, Springbok.
15/12/1975: Sabrina van Rooyen, Van Hobs Dry Cleaners, Pretoria.
15/12/1983: David Fox, Good Hope Sales, Cape Town.
16/12/1939: Danny Pincus, agent, Johannesburg.

 

In Memoriam this week

14/12/2016: Allan Capell, (b. 01/07/1932), Capelli [closed], Durban.
14/12/2016: Raman Merchant (b. 02/06/1929), Merchant’s Outfitters, Port Elizabeth.

Have you let us know about your birthday, or the birthdays of your colleagues? Our readers love this section, so please become part of it. This also applies to the In Memoriam section. Help us remember former colleagues.

 

Send us the links

We invite other businesses to send us links to websites, Facebook pages and the like which they feel would be of interest to others. The links below are from our database:

Agatha Crocodile Ranch, a crocodile farm: http://www.agatha-crocodile.co.za/
Agrinet Ltd, a retailer of products for farmers, including gumboots and work wear: http://www.agrinet.co.za/

 

ABSA Agri Trends 23/11: Hides & skins prices

The average hide price over the past week was R4.15/kg green. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies. On October 10, the average price for Dorper skins was R30.78, and for Merino skins was R91.28.

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
18/05 7.71 33.50 82.22
25/05 7.78 31.38 86.06
01/06 7.74 30.71 95.89
08/06 7.43 31.67 87.50
15/06 7.67 32.11 87.40
22/06 7.60 32.50 86.70
29/06 7.13 32.78 86.50
06/07 7.04 32.14 86.67
27/07 5.85 40.56 96.83
10/08 5.32 34.44 87.10
23/08 5.34 36.00 91.00
07/09 4.61 35.45 95.18
14/09 4.65 30.00 99.36
12/10 5.00 30.56 95.00
02/11 4.82 31.11 92.60
09/11 4.85 30.63 96.86
23/11 4.15 30.78 91.28

 

  


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In need of a boardroom?

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       It seats up to 12 people around a table, and has space to add up to 15 more chairs in the room. You are welcome to view the room before hiring.
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