S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.9, March 6, 2017
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AVI Ltd: Spitz, Green Cross ‘reasonable in difficult environment’
Johannesburg (SA) – AVI Limited’s unaudited interim results for the 6 months ended December 31, 2016 were released this morning. AVI, which is a fast moving consumer goods group, includes A&D Spitz and Green Cross, along with food and beverages and personal care products. Extracts follow:
DTI to spend R1billion on TCLF industries
Pretoria (SA) – The Department of Trade & Industry has allocated R1 billion to the textiles, clothing, leather & footwear (TCLF) sector for incentives in its 2017/18 budget, according to Abisha Tembo, chief director, IDD Textiles, Clothing, Leather & Footwear at the DTI. This is out of total incentives budget of R5.5 billion.
Kenya seeks to grow footwear SMEs
From Yassin Awale, Leather Sector Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary
Footwear News Australia closes
Melbourne (Australia) – Trade magazine Footwear News Australia has closed after 37 years.
Invitation to attend the official opening of the India Leather & Footwear Trade Expo in Cape Town on Wednesday
From Deidre Harte, LTE
They Said It
"The Stuttafords plan is a load of shit." - Arthur Limbouris of Trail Terrain and New Pier Trading, in a belated response to our article last week.
"I should have listened to my mother and become a doctor." - Armadillo Footwear’s Gary Woolfson on trading conditions.
"If you tighten your belt too much, your eyes pop out." - Woolfson again.
Klein Karoo International
Cape Town (SA) – Ivor Saks has resigned as Armadillo Footwear’s Western Cape agent.
Montego Bay Surf and Jeanswear
Birthdays this week
06/03/1971: Sunil Bhagwandas, Ginger Bhagwandas, Durban.
In Memoriam this week
06/03/1993: Brian Murphy, agent.
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 14/02: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R14.65/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies. “The recent strength of the currency and pressure from the demand side has been adding pressure on prices. There may also be stocks still sitting from December, which further add pressure on prices.”
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
Busy Footwear Manufacturing Company requires:
Despatch Clerk & Despatch Manager
Minimum 3 years experience required
Manager must be able to multitask & Co-ordinate
the entire despatch process
Please email cv's: Kershnee@labora.co.za
Busy Footwear Manufacturing Company
Looking for either Fashion, Industrial Engineering or
students with a design/footwear qualification,
to begin a 9 month, NQF 3 Design Programme.
As an advantage you will be taught on the latest
design software (CAD & Shoemaster)
Please email cv's together with results sheet: firstname.lastname@example.org
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: March 13, 2017.