S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.5, February 6, 2017
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Nikkita raid: No charges for now, most workers released
Durban (SA) – There are no formal charges at this stage against Nikkita Footwear cc or its members, following a raid last Wednesday by the SAPS and the Department of Home Affairs, Sid Singh of Pather & Pather Attorneys Inc said today.
New cluster: Formation date set
Pretoria (SA) – The Programme Approval Panel of the IDC’s Clothing & Textile Competitiveness Improvement Programme has approved the formation of a new national cluster to replace the former National Footwear & Leather Cluster, according to acting GM Ernest Heunis.
Flights to Cape Town on offer
Cape Town (SA) – The Indian Council for Leather Exports is offering a limited number of flights to component suppliers, footwear and leather goods manufacturers, and footwear and leather goods retailers, from other parts of South Africa, to attend their exhibition on March 8 and 9. The offer does NOT include accommodation.
India Leather & Footwear Trade Expo exhibitor list released.
Cape Town (SA) – The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) has released the list of exhibitors who will be participating in their India Leather & Footwear Trade Expo, 8 & 9 March 2017, CTICC, Cape Town. So, if you have not already pre-registered to attend the expo, go to www.urexpo.com and complete the online registration form to gain free entry. The expo will bring together 45 leading manufacturers from India who are all reputable members of The Council for Leather Exports. It offers an excellent platform to snap up new lines, agencies and products and to see what is available from India. An extensive range of products will be showcased including ladies, men’s and children’s leather and non-leather footwear and sandals; leather jackets; small leather goods; safety shoes and boots; finished leather - buffalo, cow, sheep and goat; saddlery items as well as shoe components.
Decofurn, Edcon changes
MWL technical manager to join TST
Crouch Footwear to turn 30, expands sales force
SATRA grows ‘restricted substances’ testing
Kettering (UK) – SATRA’s Chemical and Analytical Technology group has almost doubled its turnover over the past 5 years, according to a release today. The main product sector SATRA serves are footwear, furniture, toys and personal protective equipment (PPE), and “a sizeable portion of the chemistry team’s business is testing in accordance with restricted substances legislation”, the release said.
Pest alert: Detection of Fall Army Worm for the first time in SA
Pretoria (SA) – According to a release from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on Friday, a new agricultural pest originally from the Americas has been identified in SA.
They Said It
"I’m going to start printing his face on milk cartons as a ‘missing person’." - Rajesh Raghunandan, Sew Solutions, on his colleague, Rabin Nagesar, who was last heard from somewhere in the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho.
Birthdays this week
06/02/1964: Wouter Joubert, TFG Apparel Supply Co, Cape Town.
In Memoriam this week
08/02/2016: Vishal Rishidaw, Smiley’s Footwear, Durban.
Do you have any names you’d like to add to our list of birthdays and In Memoriam? Please send the details.
ABSA Agri Trends 31/01: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R15.10/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies. “Hide prices are coming under immense pressure to reduce and the expectations are that prices may drop over the next few weeks.” – Quote from the weekly report, Jan 24.
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: February 13, 2017.