S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.48, December 5, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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New lines to come out of Premier auction
Johannesburg (SA) – At least 2 new footwear lines will come out of the auction of Premier Safety Footwear’s assets on November 24.
Component cluster ‘will benefit all suppliers’
Durban (SA) – The newly-formed Footwear & Accessories Component Cluster (FACC) has gained some traction, chairman Mark Gibbings said last week.
From left: Jacky Hay (Little Slipper Company), Mark Gibbings (Apeco), André Compion (PMC Group), Noel Whitehead (Jordan Shoes), John C0omley (Eddels), Francois Strydom (Watson Shoes), and Mahomed Mahomed (Willowton Footwear).
PASA Congress dates and venue
Johannesburg (SA) – The 11th Podiatry Association of SA (PASA) congress will be held at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton from August 18-20.
Cape Town (SA) – I do enjoy receiving your newsletter and having been an agent in the Western Cape for 40 years it is nice to keep in the loop with what is going on in the footwear industry. I am still in business with fashion brands (Clothing) and so enjoyed the many years selling footwear in the Western Cape. – Trevor Espey, Top Fashion Agent. DOB: 11/11/1947
Cape Town (SA) – Please would anyone who remembers former agent Ernie Aaron – last with Golden Footwear in KZN – contact me to assist with his obituary. – Tony Dickson [+27 (0)83 757 4627, firstname.lastname@example.org]
They Said It
"One brand, one man – that’s me." - Exotan accounts manager Jerome Ingenhoes, who marked 40 years with the company – now part of Klein Karoo International – in November.
"That would be news. I share an office with Mitchell. He supports Mark and Zainul. That would leave ‘Little’ Richard, who works as a driver, and Zain, who is with MTN in a senior management position, and David, who is only 12. I write nothing off as this has been a very strange year. I will be in touch if anything comes out of the woodwork." - PPE distributor Paul Bruyns reacting to a rumour that 1 of Richard Reddiar’s 6 sons plans to open a factory following the auction of the assets of Reddiar’s factory, Premier Safety Footwear (see above).
ABSA Agri Trends 29/11: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R15.62/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Birthdays this week
05/12/1941: Kishor Makan, agent, Johannesburg.
In Memoriam this week
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
Factory managers sought
Golden Dragon Manufacturer is a fully moulded footwear factory in Tongaat looking to fill two positions for Factory Managers. Applicants can send their CVs to: email@example.com. The positions will be available from 15th of January 2016.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next newsletter: December 12, 2016.