S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.37, September 19, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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Treasury revising footwear tender specs
Pretoria (SA) – The National Treasury is revising the categories of footwear available to government departments as part of the national footwear tender, with a view reducing the number of styles and encouraging more departments to participate in the tender.
SAFLIA board members elected
Durban (SA) – Jordan & Co CEO and outgoing SAFLIA chairman Noel Whitehead, Willowton Footwear member Mahomed Mahomed, Watson Shoes COO Francois Strydom, and Eddels Shoes CEO John Comley (co-opted) were re-elected to the SAFLIA board at the AGM on September 1st. They will serve a 4-year term.
Private game ranches ‘much bigger’ than national parks
Pretoria (SA) – Private game ranches cover more than 3 times as much land as South Africa’s national parks, and hold double the number of large mammals, according to a release by Wildlife Ranching SA yesterday.
ABSA Agri Trends 13/09: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R15.33//kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Cobblers’ Lunch 2016
Cape Town (SA) – To the various eagle-eyed readers who pointed out the error, the details for this year’s Cobblers’ Lunch are as follows:
Cape Town (SA) – Former Barker Footwear sales manager Gary Gilder has been appointed as the new sales and development manager for Olympic International Footwear at Jordan & Co.
They Said It
"Government’s role is not to create jobs. It is to create an environment to allow you to create jobs." - DTI chief director CTFL Abisha Tembo, speaking at the National Bargaining Council dinner.
Durban (SA) – The SA Footwear & Leather Export Council (SAFLEC) has advised that the KZN Exporter of the Year Awards 2016 will be held at the International Convention Centre on October 20, starting at 18h00 for 18h30. 4 footwear manufacturers and 1 belt manufacturer have entered. Details on attending will be published next week.
Birthdays this week
19/09/1976: Harunur Rashid Rubel, Splendour Investments Ltd, Manzini, Swaziland.
In Memoriam this week
20/09/1998: PW (Pat) Singh, Palm Footwear, Durban.
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Trade Fair dates
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Next newsletter: September 26, 2016.