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S&V African Leather Magazine Vol18 No1 January 2024

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02 Sam Setter’s ‘Pills’
- A new quip from Sam Setter in each issue.

04 Upfront
- Hides, skins and semi-processed leathers: Starting with a positive mindset, says Cape Produce Company director Greg Feinberg.
- Exotics: Ostrich leather and feathers are benefitting from strong relationship with brands, says SA Ostrich Business Chamber CEO Piet Kleyn.
- Education: Industry members against the decision to shut down the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies at the University of Northampton are planning a meeting, writes SATRA assistance director Dr Christine Anscombe.

08 Load Shedding
- Mossop Leather has overcome load shedding, and other tanneries are following similar paths.

11 An Eclectic View
- Non-fossil dyes – a look at the alternatives, by H. Procter.

12 Weights & Measures
- Compiled by the ISTT.

13 Sustainability
- Successful audits for Namibian tanneries, and plans for more projects in Africa – by Sustainable Leather Foundation MD Deborah Taylor.
- Synthetic wigs, weaves and extensions given new life in a new project by Alisam Products Development founder Newton Owino.

17 Notice Board
- Obituary for former Boehme Africa MD and CEO Dietmar Theilig.

20 Trade Statistics
- South African hides, skins and leather exports and imports for November 2023, compiled by SA Revenue Services.

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The Next Issue
- The February issue of S&V African Leather will be out on 14 February. The deadline for contributions is 7 February.

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