S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.33, August 22, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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SABS/Working group plan joint statement after meeting
Pretoria (SA) – The scheduled third meeting between the SA Bureau of Standards, the DTI, and a working group of its footwear customers over its testing policies was held last Wednesday, but a statement will only be issued next week, working group chairman Ernest Heunis said.
Govt ‘still focused on CTLF sector’
Pretoria (SA) – The government “will continue to focus on labour-intensive sectors, including the need for various mechanisms to support greater impact on jobs, such as the use of our incentive programmes, amongst others: clothing, textiles, leather and footwear value-chain; agro-processing and business process services”, according to a statement issued today on this month’s Cabinet ‘Lekgotla’, which mainly covered economic issues.
Sutherland ‘has not sold shares’
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – Talks between Sutherland Tannery (Pty) Ltd and a potential investor from China had fallen through, Sutherland director Wynand Hart said last week.
Who pays for verification? SABS asks
Cape Town (SA) – In a presentation on local content verification last Thursday (August 18) to the Portfolio Committee on Trade & Industry, the SABS said there were ‘challenges’ with the verification process of confirming that goods supplied to government which were meant to be made locally from locally-made components were in fact so. It raised these points:
Slow growth an impediment to employment generation in India’s textile sector
From Fashionating World
World’s top 10 garment exporters rated high risk for modern slavery
From AAFA Newsletter
ABSA Agri Trends 16/08: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R15.30//kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Cape Town/Great Brak/Durban (SA) – The first of 4 production efficiency systems demonstration workshops this week, hosted by SAFLIA and the DTI, starts tomorrow at Jordan Shoes, starting at 9.00.
Durban (SA) – The National Bargaining Council of the Leather Industry of South Africa (NBCLI) will host a dinner to mark its 90th anniversary on August 31 at the Hilton Hotel. – Ashley Pillay, PA to General Secretary [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Durban (SA) – SAFLIA’s AGM and annual dinner will be held on Thursday, September 1, at the Makaranga Garden Lodge, Kloof. The open session starts at 16.30, and pre-dinner drinks start at 18.00.
IDC, Bureau Veritas presentations
Cynthia Peinke, Joy Balepile, Reginald Andrew, Nehemia Lowery
Durban (SA) – SAFLEC and SAFLIA last Tuesday (August 16) jointly hosted presentations on developments in the Production Incentive Programme by the Industrial Development Corporation, and requirements with product certification when exporting to various states, by Bureau Veritas.
Johannesburg (SA) – Steven Swaby, former brand manager for Skechers in SA, has left. Country manager Ahmed Elias Habib said Brandfolio LLC had conducted interviews, and expected to announce a replacement next week.
Paarl (SA) – Alan Sykes, formerly of Western Tanning and Corium, and longstanding agent for Mirza Tannery in India, died last Wednesday, August 17, after a brief illness.
Port Elizabeth (SA) – Christian Meyer, former MD of Jack & Jill Footwear, passed away, last Thursday, August 18, of cancer.
Durban (SA) – Gordon Horsfield, formerly of GW Cowie & Co, died on Saturday, August 20, after a long battle with cancer.
Obituaries for all of them will be carried in S&V Footwear and Leather Goods Magazine next month.
They Said It
"You asked me a few weeks back if I will go to the Shanghai fair and I said I don't think so. Well as you know I can change my mind just as much as the opposite sex and to answer you again... yes I will be going." - Rolfes Chemicals Leather’s Quintin Marais, AKA Batman.
Birthdays this week
22/08/1956: Carlo Longano, Bodynamics Institute, Cape Town.
In Memoriam this week
22/08/2006: Bob Butler (b. 01/02/1928), Burton’s Shoes, Cape Town.
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Trade Fair dates
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Next newsletter: August 29, 2016.