S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.16, April 24, 2017
This Newsletter is sponsored by SAFLIA
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Pretoria (SA) – The annual SLTC conference will take place on the 26 to 28 May 2017 at La Wiida Lodge, on the R511 between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Please contact the secretary, Nicky Phipps, for details. – [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Durban (SA) – Rory Ramsay, one third of the Ramsay footwear family with his father, Bunny, and his brother, Gareth, has set up his own company, Feetfirst Distribution, specialising in stitch-and-turn ballerina pumps to wholesale to chains and for export. – [+27 (0)31 207 3731, email@example.com]
Johannesburg (SA) – Former Stuttafords footwear, accessories and women’s apparel buyer Wendy Stanek, who took a retrenchment package in January, is consulting to a number of unnamed footwear and accessories brands. – [+27 (0)82 553 8850, firstname.lastname@example.org]
Key SA manufacturers showing at Source Africa
From Deidre Harte, LTE
They Said It
"I think you are 1 month ahead on birthdays. Don’t wish our lives away." - SAFLIA director Jirka Vymetal.
Owing to our error last week, we include last week’s birthdays and In Memoriam.
Birthdays this week
17/04/1948: Graham Althorpe, agent, East London.
In Memoriam this week
21/04/2012: MG Moodley (b. 08/04/1922), MG Shoes/Ballucci Footwear [both closed], Pietermaritzburg.
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 19/04: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R14.77/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
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: May 2, 2017.