S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.40, October 10, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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Durban (SA) – 4 of the 5 SAFLEC members nominated for the KZN Exporter of the Year Award have progressed to the finalists stage, finance and admin manager Louise Pelser said on Friday. BBF Safety Group, Bata SA, Nikkita Footwear, Ribtech and Saddler Belts were nominated. BBF Safety Group, Futura Footwear and Saddler Belts were amongst the finalists announced at a function held by the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Thursday. – [+27 (0)31 266 1472, email@example.com]
Dangee | Carken expands capacity
Johannesburg (SA) – Importer Dangee|Carken has “doubled its warehouse capacity” with a mezzanine floor, MD Robby Stoller said last week. While he didn’t specify the area, the company moved into its Eastgate Extension premises less than a year ago to resolve warehousing capacity problems.
Leather assessor training for footwear
From left are: Selwyn van Aarde, Diego Moolman (Watson Shoes), Bonginkosi Mngqelane (Barker), Edward Damonse (Jordans), Basil Matzopoulos (course writer), Kevin Olivier (Watson), Mogamat Jappie (facilitator), Gerome Steenkamp (Jordans), Ricardo Jantjies (Barker).
Cape Town (SA) – 6 trainees in the Bolton Footwear Group recently completed a 16 week training programme as leather assessors under the auspices of the Southern Cape Regional Footwear Cluster (SCRFC).
Donnovan April (Mossops), Mogamat Jappie (Barker), Nathan Hendricks (Mossops).
Great Brak River (SA) – Marius Ferreira had his second retirement on Friday. He initially retired from Bolton Footwear in 2014 after heading up Bagshaw Footwear in Port Elizabeth. He was brought back to head up the Southern Cape Regional Footwear Cluster (SCRFC), based in Great Brak.
A local kids’ footwear brand is looking for a manufacturing partner, must be able to do stitch-down constructions and have reasonable minimums and reliable turn-around time. Please contact R. Shaik at 073 220 9686/011 472 4388.
Boksburg (SA) – At Rolfes Chemicals, Quintin Marais has been appointed Divisional MD Water, which will now consist of PWM and Rolfes Leather.
Pretoria (SA) – BMW SA spokesman Guy Gilfoil has resigned. His ‘designated stand-in’ is David Barns, manager: brand communications.
They Said It
"I can go broke on my own – I don’t need any help." - Former agent and current retailer Eric Majoor, who has made some major lifestyle changes this year. Those include ending 30-something years as an agent, and remarrying on February 29 after a 17-year relationship. Of the latter event, he said it meant "only having to remember the anniversary every 4 years", which wife Penny (fortunately) finds amusing. His store is St Tropez in Westville Mall, Durban.
October 14: National Footwear & Leather Cluster road show, at Exotic Leather SA, Pretoria. Contact Nobri Booyzen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +27 (0)12 529 8386.
ABSA Agri Trends 4/10: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R15.07/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Birthdays this week
10/10/1969: Nicole Benders, Prime Leathers, Pinetown.
In Memoriam this week
11/10/1994: Eric Ahlfeldt, Pelco, Port Elizabeth.
Do you have any names you’d like to add to our list of birthdays and In Memoriam? Please send the details.
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
VACANCY AT ROLFES LEATHER
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Operational footwear factory for sale
On offer: A Durban-based footwear factory, making infants’, children’s, women’s and men’s leather and synthetic shoes and sandals, including school shoes.
Michelangelo Menswear Clothing Brand
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Next newsletter: October 17, 2016.