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S&V African Leather Magazine

The S&V African Leather Magazine is a monthly digital publication that focuses on the Southern & East African Leather industry.

Since its first issue was published in 1935 the publication has been the leading source for news and information relevant to the Southern & East African footwear and leather goods industry. Our editorial staff are well known and respected within the industry and have a depth of industry knowledge and insight honed over many decades. In short we have our finger on the pulse of industry, enabling us to provide current news and information that matters to those involved in the footwear and leather goods trade. Matters related to technology, trade, import, export, manufacturing, design, retail and all other aspects of the industry are reported on regularly, factually and extensively.

S&V African Leather Magazine Vol12 No5 May 2018


Grudging backing for DTI's export restrictions plan
- SHALC members overcome their differences to give united reaction.

- DAFF explains its reasons for reintroduction of permit on leather imports.

Hides & Skins
- Kenya: Government sued over tax on processed hides & skins.

- Padenga says firm skin demand to drive profitability.

Biodegradable Finishes
- Columnist H. Proctor writes about an issue of growing concern for the industry.

- Recovering phosphorus from sewage sludge ash.
- A word on phosphorus by Roger Rowswell of Tannery Environmental Consultancy Services.
- Some hide and leather specifications, compiled by the ISTT.

Chemicals/New Products
- Lanxess 'supports sustainable leather production'.
- TFL: Low impact tanning technologies.
- ICLT students visit TFL Italia.

SLTC Convention
- Our convention continues its recovery.

- If we don't have food security, we fail our nation - DAFF DG on farm killings and stock theft.
- Climate advisory for the 2018 winter season.
- Cases of Rift Valley Fever have been confirmed in the Free State.

Advertisers in this Issue
Buckman (6), DyStar Boehme Africa (2), ISTT (19), Lanxess (12), Malome/TFL (OFC), Mimosa Extract Co. (14), Rolfes Leather Division (OFC), SCOT (8), Source Africa (16)..

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