S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.42, October 24, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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Counterfeit factory: Owner being sought
Durban (SA) – Hawks spokesman Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said today a number of people were being questioned in connection with identifying and finding the owner of the Mobeni factory producing counterfeit Nike and Guess products which was raided on October 19 last week. He said until the owner could be found, no court date could be set.
Saddler wins export award
Saddler director Cecil Fenwick (second from left), MD Andrew Fenwick (second from right) and SAFLEC executive director Nerisha Jairaj (right) receiving Saddler’s award.
Durban (SA) – Saddler Belts & Leather Craft took first place in its category at the 16th edition of the KZN Exporter of the Year Awards last Thursday, organised by the Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
NRCS road show for levy consultations
Pretoria (SA) – The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) will be holding ‘consultation sessions’ in Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town to discuss levies.
Wage agreements: Extension to non-parties
Pretoria (SA) – The wage agreements reached earlier in the General Goods & Handbags and Tanning Sections of the National Bargaining Council of the Leather Industry of SA were extended to non-parties by the Minister of Labour by way of publishing Government Notices in last Friday’s Government Gazette. The amending agreements will come into effect from Monday, October 31.
Update on the ATF Trade Exhibition/China Premium Tex, 8 – 10 November 2016, CTICC, Cape Town
Strong Chinese and Indian participation
Cape Town (SA) – More than 100 Chinese footwear, apparel, textile, leather and related industry manufacturers will exhibit at the annual ATF Trade Exhibition and China Premium Tex (within the ATF Trade Show) next month. Keen participation also comes from India, with the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) exhibiting with 20 manufacturers. Another BRICS member, Brazil, is part of wide-ranging list of exhibiting countries including South Africa, Portugal, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Turkey and Austria. The annual ATF Trade Event is South Africa's only business-to-business platform aimed at connecting local buyers to importers, manufacturers, suppliers and service providers. Some of the footwear and leather companies from China include:
Johannesburg (SA) – Eddels agent Lenny Jacobs died on October 18 after a long illness. An obituary will appear in the next issue of S&V Footwear and Leather Goods.
Durban (SA) – Landmark store Karson Shoe Repair closed after 55 years in August.
Johannesburg (SA) – Edcon Discount Division GM Men's & Boys', Natalie Gibson, has resigned, according to Nella Mraqisa, executive assistant to Urin Ferndale, Chief Executive of the division. “There is no replacement yet for her position. GM Ladies’ & Girls’ Mark Riley is care taking in that portfolio.”
Pietermaritzburg, (SA) – Eddels has made a number of changes to its agency network following the death of Lenny Jacobs (see above), according to marketing manager John Bouwer.
Cape Town (SA) – Leather agent and wholesaler Leather Link has moved premises to 12-B Stella Road, Montague Gardens, according to member Hugo Zuanni. Phone and other details are unchanged.
November 8-10: ATF Exhibition, CTICC, Cape Town. See above.
ABSA Agri Trends 18/10: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R15.16/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Birthdays this week
24/10/1956: John Bouwer, Eddels, Pietermaritzburg.
In Memoriam this week
24/10/1999: Norma Varley, Edcon, Durban.
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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
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Next newsletter: October 31, 2016.