S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.20, May 22, 2017
This Newsletter is sponsored by SAFLIA
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Wage negotiations: Tanning, Footwear, head for third round
Durban (SA) – Employer bodies and unions in both the Tanning Sector and the Footwear Sector were unable to reach agreement during the second rounds of their respective wage agreement negotiations, and both will hold a third round.
Johannesburg (SA) – There are still a few rooms available at La Wiida Lodge for the SLTC Convention taking place this weekend (May 26 and 27). Please contact Nicola Phipps on +27 (0)79 495 1926, firstname.lastname@example.org. Over 40 delegates have booked so far.
ARSUTORIA in SA: Workshop full, still space at seminars
Pretoria (SA) – The 4-day workshop by ARSUTORIA for footwear and leather goods manufacturers in June is fully subscribed, but there is still space in the 6 half day trend presentations by the ARSUTORIA trends research team.
Cape Town (SA) – Former Shoe City ladies’ buyer Robyn Kennard has emigrated to Australia. She has been replaced by Lindi Patel.
Port Elizabeth (SA) – Former Little Slipper Co production manager Brett Momberg has left the company.
Cape Town (SA) – Mogamat Edries Ariefdien has bought out his partner, Shadied Ariefdien, and is now sole member of Global Shu Machinery.
Wednesday, May 24-Thursday, May 25: Source Africa, Cape Town International Convention Centre. – [email@example.com]
They Said It
"Trying. Camera keeps exploding." - CC Leather’s Tom Bassage, responding to a request for a photo to accompany his comments on trading conditions.
"I won’t tell you how I did it!!!" - Cathy Bassage, who sent in the photo.
Steep drop in SACU exports to US
Birthdays this week
22/05/1958: Craig Wells, Sidison Footwear Cape Town.
In Memoriam this week
24/05/2013: Casper Louw (b. 11/04/1944), Busy Bag [closed], Stanger.
Do you have any names you’d like to add to our list of birthdays and In Memoriam? Please send the details.
S&V – Visit us at Source Africa, May 24 and 25
S&V has a stand at Source Africa – S230 – and I invite readers to visit me to chat about editorial, advertising or just to check your entry in the Directory.
ABSA Agri Trends 16/05: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R14.58/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies. The average price for Dorper skins was R40.83/skin and Merino was R90.96/skin.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next newsletter: May 31, 2017.