2016 S&V Newsletter No 12, March 29
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather
Edcon: Who’s who in footwear, leather goods & hosiery
Johannesburg (SA) – Edcon has released the new list of GMs, buyers and assistant buyers for both Edgars and Edcon Discount Division.
Customs Control & Duty Act presentation
Durban (SA) – SAFLEC has teamed up with Africa Edge to hold a workshop tomorrow (Wednesday, March 30) on the new Customs Control and Duty Act which comes into operation soon.
Kasodur: New source of local TPR
Wellington (SA) – Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) manufacturer Kasodur has entered the thermoplastic rubber (TPR) market, specifically with unit soles for the footwear industry in mind.
Durban (SA) – Former Futura Footwear/Bata SA national sales manager Alex Gordon has joined Novita Footwear as sales manager following mandatory retirement at the end of February. He spent 37 years with Bata and Futura.
Cape Town (SA) – As of the beginning of this year, Lauren Trappler has become a shareholder, with her husband Gary, of hospitality- and safety footwear distributor Cheftrapps. She is also the only director of the business, and is now responsible for most of its day-to-day running. He has resumed his law practice, operating from the same offices in Newmarket St, Woodstock.
Gary and Lauren Trappler.
SLTC Convention: Further details
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – The 64th Annual convention will be held at Brahman Hills Lodge in the Nottingham Road area on May 13 and 14. It will follow the same format as last year – a cocktail party on the Friday night, followed by the convention and AGM on Saturday, the gala dinner on Saturday night, and checking out on Sunday morning.
ABSA Agri Trends 08/03: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price traded higher over the past week at R14.20/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Birthdays this week
28/03/1968: Ismail Gathoo, Esquire, Bethlehem.
In Memoriam this week
28/03/2011: Brian Berger (b. 25/12/1963), Armadillo Footwear, Johannesburg.
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