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S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.5 No.1, Jan 7, 2019

This Newsletter is sponsored by SAFLIA

Best wishes to readers for a successful 2019

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Back-to-school trading

On Saturday, comment from several independents selling school shoes
Gillian Adno Verity, member, Adno's Outfitters, Brakpan. Independent specialising in schoolwear. - "I'd say it's been average. This morning has been busy, and the last few days have been quite good."

Shoayd Anwary, proprietor, Zero Gravity, Durban. Independent selling school shoes as part of its mix. - "Not that great. Foot traffic has been severely lacking."

Goolam Laher, proprietor, Bombay's of Nigel, Nigel. Family outfitter. - "We're extremely busy. It's been an extremely successful season."

 

SATRA Chief Executive to retire

Kettering (UK) – SATRA Chief Executive, Austin Simmons, will retire later this year, according to a release. He has 23 years' service with SATRA and was originally employed to develop the organisation's PPE testing and certification business and move the facilities to what was the new Wyndham Way site where he progressed to business area manager. In 2002, he became assistant director, taking on responsibility for a number of footwear related businesses before becoming an executive director in 2004. He was promoted to deputy chief executive in 2007 and then chief executive in July 2009.
       The current deputy chief executive, John Hooker, will take over as chief executive in the summer and will become the eighth person to hold the position. - https://www.satra.com/news/view.php?id=464

 

They Said It

"We don't push buttons and figures come up...we're completely manual here." - Gillian Adno Verity of Adno's Outfitters, who runs a very successful business without much software.

"Business is fantastic here in Randburg. No substitute for good personal honest service and advice." - Gordon Howie of the Randburg Runner.

 

S&V Directory - are you up to date?

The S&V Directory is in the last stages of preparation. PLEASE ensure that your details are correct. We contact every business on our database by email, and many by phone, but we rely on you to respond. Email your information to tony@svmag.co.za.

 

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

 

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
15/12/2018 R16.27 R18.11 R14.39 R2.08
24/12/2018 R16.59 R18.42 R14.56 R2.11
28/12/2018 R16.53 R18.26 R14.44 R2.10
05/01/2019 R15.94 R17.79 R13.99 R2.03

 

 

 

07/01/1941: Dieter Zettler, retired, formerly PMC group, Pinetown.
07/01/1977: Hannelie Scholtz, Fabulous Fashions, Vryburg.
07/01/1970: Ingo Fleischer, Johnson Controls SA, Uitenhage.
08/01/1972: Imtiaz Butler, agent, Durban.
09/01/1962: Ming-Ter Tso, Mingfay International Trade, Johannesburg.
10/01/1947: Pieter de Villiers, Shoes & Do’s, Pretoria.
10/01/1955: HR Hassim, Suliman Jooma & Son, Pretoria.
10/01/1960: Viroo Harry, Mr Man, Grahamstown.
10/01/1982: Arnold Britten, Zambezi Tanners, Bulawayo.
11/01/1954: Dilip Merchant, Merchant’s Outfitters, Port Elizabeth.
11/01/1958: Michael Prinsloo, Shoelettes, Cape Town.
12/01/1936: Reg Hattingh, agent, Johannesburg.
12/01/1946: Walter Kassier, Eston Leather, Eston.
12/01/1954: Dave Nagle, agent, Port Elizabeth.
12/01/1957: Melanie Thompson, Little Slipper Co., Port Elizabeth.
13/01/1958: Dr Karl-Rudolf Gassen, Lanxess SA, Johannesburg.
13/01/1966: Farhad Fakir, Tasmo Agencies, Johannesburg.
13/01/1986: Dan Carpenter, Chillisource, Durban.

 

In Memoriam this week

07/01/2010: Danie Du Toit (b. 22/02/1948), Carca Footwear, Lesotho.
07/01/2015: Rob Thompson (b. 06/08/1948), agent, Johannesburg.

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.

 

ABSA Agri Trends 14/12: Hides & skins prices

Bovine: The average hide price over the past week was R3.85/kg green. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies. Sheep: The average price for dorper skin was R30.71/skin and R92.50/skin for merino skins.

Hide & skin price progression
Date Hides/Kg Dorper/Skin Merino Skin
19/01/2017 15.34 45.56 81.38
24/01/2017 15.17 40.92 89.52
31/01/2017 15.10 46.00 94.55
14/02/2017 14.65 47.33 95.29
15/03/2017 14.25 39.30 78.75
24/03/2017 14.13 45.27 94.45
28/03/2017 14.07 45.27 94.45
04/04/2017 14.83 41.92 87.58
11/04/2017 14.68 41.92 84.12
19/04/2017 14.77 43.85 92.32
25/04/2017 14.75 41.25 92.27
04/05/2017 14.79 43.33 92.69
10/05/2017 14.75 40.50 88.41
16/05/2017 14.58 40.83 90.96
31/05/2017 14.62 40.50 87.95
09/06/2017 14.58 41.82 96.35
23/06/2017 14.40 40.42 101.25
29/06/2017 14.30 41.36 98.44
07/07/2017 14.33 43.33 100.94
13/07/2017 14.37 44.44 114.58
28/07/2017 14.14 43.64 97.50
04/08/2017 14.16 43.69 99.64
14/08/2017 14.08 38.99 92.75
18/08/2017 13.70 43.18 98.96
25/08/2017 13.93 43.75 100.96
01/09/2017 13.14 44.09 101.25
08/09/2017 12.88 41.82 100.83
21/09/2017 12.64    
03/10/2017 12.50    
11/10/2017 12.52    
20/10/2017 12.23 39.30 110.23
27/10/2017 12.12 37.30 94.32
02/11/2017 12.19    
10/11/2017 12.24 37.00 101.75
30/11/2017 11.82 32.56 94.25
07/12/2017 11.76 35.50 92.50
14/12/2017 11.53 35.50 91.86
02/02/2018 10.39 32.50 92.22
09/02/2018 10.17 33.13 91.27
16/02/2018 9.94 32.50 88.26
16/02/2018 9.94 32.50 88.26
16/03/2018 9.62 33.75 90.50
23/03/2018 9.56 32.22 87.63
06/04/2018 8.86 36.67 82.50
13/04/2018 8.98 35.00 81.25
23/04/2018 8.40 35.13 86.00
26/04/2018 8.18 34.13 86.11
07/05/2018 7.89 33.33 83.13
18/05/2018 7.71 33.50 82.22
25/05/2018 7.78 31.38 86.06
01/06/2018 7.74 30.71 95.89
08/06/2018 7.43 31.67 87.50
15/06/2018 7.67 32.11 87.40
22/06/2018 7.60 32.50 86.70
29/06/2018 7.13 32.78 86.50
06/07/2018 7.04 32.14 86.67
27/07/2018 5.85 40.56 96.83
10/08/2018 5.32 34.44 87.10
23/08/2018 5.34 36.00 91.00
07/09/2018 4.61 35.45 95.18
14/09/2018 4.65 30.00 99.36
12/10/2018 5.00 30.56 95.00
02/11/2018 4.82 31.11 92.60
09/11/2018 4.85 30.63 96.86
23/11/2018 4.15 30.78 91.28
04/12/2018 3.85    

  


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