2016 S&V Newsletter No 03, January 25
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather
Tsonga on BBC World News
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – Corrida Shoes’ Tsonga division featured in a 3-minute clip on BBC World News’ Africa Business Report on January 15.
Jacobs Capital go-ahead to buy Gelvenor
Durban (SA) – Jacobs Capital, which acquired a majority stake in workwear manufacturer MB Workwear in July last year, was given the go-ahead to buy Gelvenor Textiles, according to a release from the Competition Commission on December 3.
Olympic launches new cycling range
The Crank is Olympic’s 445g “entry-level shoe for the MTB rider who is just starting out”. Top of the range is the the 292g Racing Road, which “offers futuristic design lines and is begging to get on the road to perform at top level”.
Cape Town (SA) – Jordan Shoes’ Olympic International sportswear brand has launched a 6-style shoe range covering road- and mountain biking, and indoor riding, along with cycling shirts, shorts and bibs. Suggested footwear retail prices start at R950 and go up to R1500, which are relatively low price points. The clothing will retail from R700. – [< href="http://www.olympic-sport.co.za">www.olympic-sport.co.za or www.facebook.com/Olympic-International]
ABSA Agri Trends 15/01: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price traded slightly higher over the past week at R13,45/kg green due to currency fluctuations. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
They Said It
"Our trainees are up to any challenge. We have quite a problem with Vervet monkeys in Great Brak. Where a window is left open, one can be sure to risk losing something: either one’s lunch or in this case, one’s prototype.
Durban (SA) – Ahmed Shaikh has left Hopewell Footwear to join Spectrum Footwear.
Kampala (Uganda) – – Dutch shoemaker Willem van Delft, who spent most of his career working in various African countries, died in August last year.
Birthdays this week
25/01/1973: Reggi Xaba, Zetu Shoes, Durban.
In Memoriam this week
26/01/2006: Victor Ronald (Vic) Van Der Weele (b. 21/10/1916), SA Mercantile [closed], Cape Town.
EXTERNAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Prime Fastener are looking to expand their current external sales representative teams in both their Cape Town and DBN offices to start immediately?
Please email your CV to Gina Isserow on: email@example.com
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Next newsletter: February 1, 2016