S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.49, December 12, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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Best wishes for the Festive Season
We wish our readers a wonderful Festive Season. For those who are working over this period, we wish you every success. We will be back on January 9. You are welcome to email information throughout this period.
Plan for new NFLC presented to IDC
Pretoria (SA) – A future National Footwear & Leather Cluster (NFLC) will consist of a handful of decentralised staff, with no assets of its own, helping implement various programmes being run by other bodies, if the recommendations by the team set up to research it are accepted by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).
Hi-Tec PLC sold, founder retains SA operation
Cape Town (SA) – Hi-Tec Sports PLC, the Netherlands-based apparel company, has been sold to the US-based Cherokee Global Brands, according to an announcement on November 29.
The Hub conducts validation workshop in support of Kenya's leather sector
Published on December 08, 2016
Software package Shoepack re-launched
Durban (SA) – Crown Footwear founder Bob Brown has sold software company Shoepack to its GM, Sean Hadnum. Shoepack was originally written for Crown when it was a manufacturer. This is his description of the package:
Govt waives tax on leather, textile raw materials
Published on December 05, 2016
ACA: Retirement, change of structure
Cape Town (SA) – Andy Sandison, MD of ACA Threads for the past 16 years, retires at the end of this year. ACA Group CEO Eckhard Marshing said the interim plan was that instead of appointing a new MD, the 3 top managers – operations manager Chris Handt, financial director Garth Lureman, and national sales manager Hennie Groenewald – would jointly run the business, with more direct input from him. – [+27 (0)21 981 1133, firstname.lastname@example.org]
They Said It
"They say you can never be a leader unless you’ve been led." - NULAW Cape Town branch organiser Karen Coetzee.
"I’m not allowed to watch rugby unless I’ve finished all the jobs my wife has put in the job jar. I asked (former agent) Johnny Rodinis whether he also had a job jar, and he said he smashed his years ago." - Agent Ian Gordon.
"I hope you’re phoning to wish me Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.." - Footwear Trading MD Stan Kotkin, who knows a thing or two about deflecting sales calls. But yes, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Stan!
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 up to January 8
12/12/1949: Johan Barnard, Envirotan, Port Elizabeth.
In Memoriam up to January 8
18/12/2003: Ben Stoltzman (b. 03.05/1933), Vogue Shoes/Sportshoe SA [closed], Cape Town.
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 2017.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next newsletter: January 9, 2017.