S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.43, October 31, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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Sutherland business rescue attorneys in talks with potential investor
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – The fate of Sutherland Tannery (Pty) Ltd may rest on the sale of some or all of the business to one of a number of potential investors, according to the business rescue team currently investigating options. One of the possible investors is a Hong Kong-based investor, apparently the same entity Sutherland MD Wynand Hart was referring to when he told S&V in August that talks with a Chinese-based potential investor had fallen through.
Stuttafords to file for business rescue
Extracts from www.iol.co.za
Durban (SA) – Fernand Vandenheede has sold last maker Fanci-Form to Glyn Giani and Jeremy Eaton. Giani is the proprietor of Footwear Design & Technology School. Eaton is his financial backer.
DTI’s support for CTFL sectors to be reviewed
Extract from the Minister of Finance’s speech last week
APLF: New dates for 2018 and 2019
Hong Kong – APLF has been held at the end of March for three decades but due to the proximity of the Easter vacation from 2018 onwards a decision has been taken to move the dates forward by approximately two weeks to mid-March. The new dates of APLF and Fashion Access are:
Export councils ‘must protect market share in Africa’
Durban (SA) – The DTI expects SA’s exporters to sharpen their strategies, especially in Africa.
Boxing clever as export funding tightens
Durban (SA) – The DTI is tightening up on funding for trade missions abroad, which has caught some companies off guard.
Johannesburg (SA) – Dangee Carken’s Urbanart brand has chalked up a remarkable 100 026 Facebook likes, and counting, MD Robby Stoller reported on Friday. It plans a consumer media splash to celebrate.
Cape Town (SA) – Inshaaf Amos wishes to start a business selling women’s footwear in sizes 1-4.
Durban (SA) – Safety footwear distributor Treadsafe is celebrating 21 years in business, and member Rob McCann is taking his entire staff on a 2-day ‘cruise to nowhere’ on the cruise ship Sinfonia on November 5. Going along for the ride is Bheki Mbokazi from Vikeleka Clothing, who won a draw held for Treadsafe’s customers.
November 8-10: ATF Exhibition, CTICC, Cape Town. See above.
They Said It
"I call him Mr Mini-Pollock, because he does all the things Mr Pollock used to do." - Jordan Shoes receptionist Eva Amsterdam, talking about Bronx men’s and women’s sales manager, Marc Lailvaux.
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
31/10/19??: Ofer Ardenbaum, formerly Tiago Trading [closed].
In Memoriam this week
03/11/2007: Ahmed ‘Bull’ Patel, hand stitching CMT operator, Greytown.
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Trade Fair dates
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Next newsletter: November 7, 2016.