S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.26, July 4, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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SACTWU accepts offer
Durban (SA) – SACTWU, the minority union in the Footwear Section of the National Bargaining Council, has accepted the settlement offered to majority union NULAW by the employers’ association, SAFLIA.
Ralfran acquires Admiral sport fashion range
Johannesburg (SA) – Fashion footwear importer Ralfran Solutions has secured the rights to the sports fashion footwear elements of sports brand Admiral from LGB Distributors. Ralfran member Cavan Rothwell said the first range would be landing in October. More in the next issue of S&V Footwear and Leather Goods.
Trade mission to Zimbabwe
Durban (SA) – SAFLEC has advised members that the DTI is inviting footwear and leather goods manufacturers to take part in a trade mission to Zimbabwe from November 7-11. Deadline for the submission to take part is this Friday, July 8.
SATRA updates slipper test method
Kettering (UK) – SATRA has updated a footwear test method following an increase in demand for the evaluation of the washable slippers, according to a release on June 30.
Johannesburg (SA) – Achim Kunkel has left Edcon Discount Division. Mark Riley has moved from GM Men’s & Boys’ to take his position as GM Ladies’ & Girls’. Natalie Gibson, formerly a planner, has been seconded to take over as GM Men’s & Boys’.
Durban (SA) – Stanhope Boot & Shoe Manufacturers member Matt Barnard died on Friday after a long illness. An obituary will follow in the S&V Footwear and Leather Goods Magazine.
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – Candice Christie has taken over the marketing function at Corrida Shoes from Tracey Wood as of July 1. Tracey has joined a private school in the KZN Midlands.
Obituaries will be published in S&V Footwear and Leather Goods next week.
Mzamo Michael Mlengana
Durban (SA) – Newly-appointed BBF Safety Group group marketing manager Peter Gerbrands started his career in a company dealing with feet, and has returned to it via a couple of stints in the food industry.
Pretoria (SA) – Mzamo Michael Mlengana has been appointed as the new Director-General of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).
They Said It
"I suggest you ask our mutual friend Frik Kriek, copied in, ‘who’s got more time’ – to forward to you a tribute about this almost forgotten giant of the ostrich industry" - Ostrich Products SA chairman Saag Jonker, referring to former KKI GM Hannes Louw. "Hannes paved the way for establishing the Ostrich Industry during his time of office, while some Directors preferred to walk away with the laurels," he wrote. "Hannes celebrated his 87th birthday at a retirement village in Mossel Bay on 5th June."
Reader request 1
We carried this request previously, and Dee Whayte received a response – which subsequently disappeared from her emails. We ask the respondent to please reply again.
Reader request 2
Logomotif embossed patch
Cape Town (SA) – I was just wondering if you can perhaps assist me in locating a supplier of PU. We supply PU embossed patches and have run into a problem with our supply. Please see attached image of one of the products we have made. – Nicole de Vries, Logomotif Manufacturing [+27 (0)21 591 6880, firstname.lastname@example.org]
ABSA Agri Trends 28/06: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R15.25/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Birthdays this week
04/07/1967: Martin MacGregor, Bay Solutions, Port Elizabeth.
In Memoriam this week
04/07/2010: Kasieprasad Pattundeen (b. 29/12/1924), Palm Footwear, Durban.
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Trade Fair dates
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Next newsletter: July 11, 2016.