S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.21, May 30, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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SAFLIA, NULAW settle, SACTWU declares dispute
Durban (SA) – Employers association Saflia and NULAW, 1 of 2 unions involved in wage negotiations, reached agreement on an 8% increase in wages during the second round last week, according to Gerald Naidoo, general secretary of the National Bargaining Council of the Leather Industry of SA.
The LRI project: Week 2
Big cities and the Langkloof
From Karl Flowers, sub-contractor for the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies, who are consulting for the DTI on the proposed Leather Research Institute
Machinery to be auctioned
Polokwane (SA) – Footwear and clothing machinery – still in bubble wrap – is to be auctioned here on June 23.
SAFLEC: ‘Relationships have to start somewhere’
From Nerisha Jairaj, executive director, SAFLEC
Mauritius to send big delegation to Source Africa
Cape Town (SA) – Enterprise Mauritius will lead a major delegation of 39 clothing, textile, footwear and leather goods enterprises to the Source Africa Trade Show on June 8 and 9, part of its strategy to maintain its visibility as the ‘Preferred Next Door Partner’ and to boost exports to South Africa. It will also host a fashion show on June 8.
Source Africa organisers expect to attract more than 1500 visitors to the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The event will feature over 180 exhibitors and African countries represented include SA, Mauritius, Lesotho, Kenya, Egypt, Madagascar, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.
ABSA Agri Trends 17/05: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R14.50/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Birthdays this week
31/05/1959: Mike Ing, The Ing Thing, Pietermaritzburg.
In Memoriam this week
01/06/1992: Harry Gassert (Panther Shoe Co).
Trade Fair dates
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