S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.34, August 28, 2017
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AHT: Shock decision to close may push leather prices down
Port Elizabeth (SA) – South Africa may lose a second wet blue plant in quick succession with the unexpected announcement that African Hide Trading (AHT) will close at the end of September.
Messe Frankfurt buys Source Africa, ATF
Cape Town (SA) – Messe Frankfurt, which is "the third largest trade show organiser in the world", according to a release, has bought the Source Africa and ATF trade fairs from LTE, effective from January 2018.
They Said It
"So you’re sweet enough then. Thought you might take 3 heaped sugars - ha, ha, ha." - Karen Bowman, MD's PA at Apeco, in response to some poor soul saying he didn't take sugar. OK, it was me.
"I was so fed up I just had to go out and play golf for the rest of the day." - Malome Leather Technologies' Sam Wells' response to news of African Hide Trading's impending closure.
October 14: Cobblers' Luncheon, Goodwood Sports Club, Cape Town. Voden Wearne, +27 (0)21 551 4032, Voden.Wearne@apeco.co.za.
Birthdays this week
28/08/1947: Kathy Graham, retired, formerly Bagshaw, Port Elizabeth.
In Memoriam this week
28/08/1997: Richard Denton (b. 24/06/1914), Ricmar group [closed], 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 25/08: Hides & skins prices
The average bovine hide price over the past week was R13.93/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies. The average price for Dorper skins was R43.75/skin and Merino was R100.96/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
Seeking African agencies for N America
Don and Sel is a Manufacturers' Representative based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Founded by Zimbabwean-born leather purist, Tinashe Mandirahwe, who is well aware of the types of footwear, leather and leather goods in Africa especially Southern Africa. We seek to represent select companies that would like to penetrate the USA and Canada markets. Being positioned in Atlanta gives us a good edge. Atlanta has been seeing growth in almost all areas of the economy - logistics, service, real estate and film industries. Georgia has also been ranked the top state in the nation to do business. Let us explore the possibilities together. We are commission based. Contact Tinashe at DonAndSel@consultant.com / +1-678-431-9626
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Next newsletter: September 4, 2017.