2016 S&V Newsletter No 15, April 18
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather
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Treasury delays footwear tender pending investigation
Pretoria (SA) – Publication by the National Treasury of the national footwear tender, RT59 2016, has been delayed pending investigation into prices quoted by tendering companies.
Botswana ponders leather plan
According to a report published in various media last month, Botswana’s Ministry of Trade & Industry is considering setting up a leather industry park in Lobatse, which is also where the Botswana Meat Commission Abattoir is situated.
Borage back in production after fire
Pinetown (SA) – Laminator Borage Trading is “back up to 50% of its production”, using borrowed equipment in rented premises, following a fire on February 29 which completely destroyed its factory, according to managing member Mano Chetty.
Leather Basics takes over Billy Bob agencies
Durban (SA) – Leather indent agent Billy Robinson has closed his business, Billy Bob Trading, as of April 1, and handed his agencies to Brett van Rooyen of Leather Basics.
Van Rooyen left Prime Agencies a year ago to form Leather Basics as an indent business, principally of leather.
Source Africa: Website goes live
Cape Town (SA) – The website for the Source Africa Trade Event, which takes place between June 7 and 9, went live last week. There will be regular updates on the seminar programme, exhibitors, country pavilions and marketing initiatives to bring foreign buyers to the event. Source Africa combines a series of high level seminars over the 3 days, with a 2-day trade show. – [http://sourceafrica.co.za/]
ABSA Agri Trends 05/04: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price traded higher over the past week at R14.21/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
They Said It
"Well fully retired now but a bit bored and missing the cut and thrust of our wonderful industry." - Ian McDonald, formerly of Speciality Threads. You can reach him on +27 (0)82 576 0317, email@example.com.
"As they say, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. It is the same in a sheep shed." - ISTT head and ex-sheep farmer Dr Clive Jackson-Moss.
Birthdays this week
18/04/1976: Neelan Parumaul, Melton Adhesives, New Germany.
In Memoriam this week
21/04/2012: MG Moodley (b. 08/04/1922), MG Shoes/Ballucci Footwear [both closed], Pietermaritzburg.
Has for sale
Contact Nellan Pillay on 083 777 9240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Importer of Exclusive “best in class” International Brands - seeks agents countrywide
Shirnat Fashion International wishes to appoint agents. Targeted Distribution Channels: Department Stores, Fashion Boutiques, Outdoor Lifestyle. Product categories include: backpacks, Women’s and Men’s footwear, outerwear, Designer Handbags, Outdoor Branded Apparel, Accessories, Footwear.
University Student Backpacks – Lifetime Warrantee - all areas EXCEPT Gauteng.
Women’s footwear – Famous USA and European Fashion Brands - all areas.
Women’s Handbags - Famous USA Fashion Brand - all areas.
Men’s footwear – Denim friendly work-styled boots and shoes, deerskin moccasins - all areas.
Where viable, preference will be given to agents specialising in one of these product categories.
Reply to: email@example.com
SALE OF BUSINESS
Well established business looking to sell retail operations, 2 stores plus online business and wholesale operations.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: April 25, 2016