2016 S&V Newsletter No 07, February 22
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather
NFLC – new board ‘preparing report’
Vanderbijlpark (SA) – The new board of the National Footwear & Leather Cluster (NFLC), appointed in December, has until the end of April to prepare a report for stakeholders on the performance and future direction of the NFLC.
Invitation to opening of the India Leather & Footwear Trade Expo in Cape Town
Cape Town (SA) – The India Leather & Footwear Trade Show will be officially opened by Puneet R Kundal, Consul General, Consulate General of India, on Tuesday, 8 March at 10:30am in Hall 1A at the CTICC in Cape Town.
Bush Beat to merge with Safariland Holtz
Windhoek, (Namibia) – Bush Beat Clothing has been merged with Safariland Holtz, according to a circular from owner Marco Holtz. – [+264 (0)61 23 5941, email@example.com]
Conference on health and future materials
Waalwijk (The Netherlands) – Footwear innovation and education institute SLEM will host a 2-day conference focusing on health and future footwear materials on April 19 and 20.
ABSA Agri Trends 12/02: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price traded slightly higher over the past week at R14.35/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
They Said It
"In five-and-a-half years, this is the weakest I’ve seen demand for ostrich leather." - KKI MD Charl du Plessis.
"Capital goes where it feels it’s safest and where it can get the highest return – it isn’t a Christian sport." - Eddels CEO John Comley on investment in the footwear industry.
"Could you please change the email address of firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com. This change is necessary due to the fact that SAFLEC will have another staff member as from 1 March 2016." - SAFLEC finance & admin manager Louise Pelser. When asked who the new person would be, we got the snippy little response: "Patience my friend. All will be revealed in due course."
"When is my birthday going to be in your magazine? I’ve been in the industry for 50 years and you haven’t ever listed it." - Errol Smith of ENS Machinery cc. Our error, and he is now on the birthday list. For the record, his birthday was on February 7.
On the 2nd of March this year, I will have spent 51 years in the Footwear Industry, primarily the manufacturing sector, 14 years in Retail at Edcon head-office and currently the Project Manager at The National Footwear & Leather Cluster of SA at The Vaal University of Technology. – Stephen Chetty [082 556 9244, firstname.lastname@example.org].
Birthdays this week
22/02/1967: Shabir Ahmed Moola, Moola’s Newcastle.
In Memoriam this week
27/02/2010: Jean Mee ‘Mick’ Lailvaux (b. 22/02/1919), Service Agencies (closed), Durban.
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