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S&V Footwear & Leather Goods Magazine Vol87 No1 January 2021

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03 The Master Plan
- The chains support the ultimate goal of the Master Plan, says NCRF director Michael Lawrence, which is job creation.
- Yes, local procurement is up, says TFG CEO Anthony Thunström.

05 Alternative Facts
- How much is that shoe in the window? How Dr Martens and Grasshoppers prices have escalated over the years.

06 Technology
- School lockdown delays launch of locally-made synthetic upper material.
- Main Group Technologies: Smart production with artificial intelligence.

07 Business
- Hush Puppies: Broadening the range means broadening the customer base, says Laurence Lotzoff.
- Adrian Furstenburg moves to Singapore in quest to become a global luxury brand.
- Afro Leather: The show will go on, says director San-Marie Stevens after the death of founder Elaine Coy.

10 The U.S. Market - Opinion
- 2021 outlook for sports retail, by NPD's Matt Powell..

11 Good Works And The Humble Flip Flop
- Self-taught artist Davis Ndungu has created a business making sculptures from recycled flip flops.
- The CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation urges people to take part in Flip Flop Day to make a difference to charity.

13 Notice Board
- Retirement: Lionel Astill, an innovative, insightful, sometimes acerbic contribution to SA's footwear story.
- Obituary: Neville Dodo, "Footwear SA loses a well-loved son", by Dodo's Shoes.
- Obituary: Yoosuf Bham, Megashoe's ladies' (shoe) man, Faiz Bham.
- Obituary: Alvin Naidoo, Angel Footwear's ever-helpful factory manager, by Avi Ramlakan.
- Obituary: Elaine Coy, the dynamic founder of Afro Leather, by Sandra Gordon.

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