S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.25, June 27, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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SAFLIA, SACTWU mediation fails
Durban (SA) – SACTWU, the minority union in the Footwear Section of the National Bargaining Council, is free to embark on industrial action following failed mediation between it and employers’ association SAFLIA last Wednesday.
Blue Dot re-opens
Wayne Matthysen in the re-opened Blue Dot store
Durban (SA) – WAM Agencies’ Wayne Matthysen re-opened his Blue Dot store on Friday – but the new store is markedly different from the factory shop it replaced.
De Rust (SA) – Joop de Voest, founder and member of Marketing & Planning Consulting, died on June 3 after a long illness.
Durban (SA) – Billy Moodley, founder and managing member of top-piece manufacturer BM Agencies, died on Wednesday last week of a heart attack.
Cape Town (SA) – Ben ‘Buzz’ Burke, formerly of Apeco and Dolphin Components, died on Thursday after a long illness.
Obituaries will be published in S&V Footwear and Leather Goods next week.
They Said It
"What do you think? I don’t have any expertise in this regard – hence I’m a shoe salesman." - Ralfran Solutions member Cavan Rothwell, in correspondence over a brand to be launched in next week’s newsletter. Murray Chandler, his partner in the business and the accounting half of the team, had some suggestions, which he said were "the input from your number crunching marketing guru".
ABSA Agri Trends 21/06: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R15.11/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Birthdays this week
27/06/19??: Mpho Ramoshaba, the DTI, Pretoria.
In Memoriam this week
27/06/2015: Dave Bromfield (b. 19/11/1946), Apeco, Pinetown.
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Trade Fair dates
For a list of local and international trade fairs covering footwear, leather goods, leather and PPE, visit our website: http://www.svmag.co.za/events.php
KZN agent seeks new principals
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Next newsletter: July 4, 2016.