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S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.38, September 25, 2017

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State enterprise tenders to be more closely monitored for localisation

Release from the DTI
Pretoria (SA) – The Department of Trade & Industry (DTI)  director: leather & footwear, Jaywant Irkhede, said that as stated in the DTI Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP 2017-18, 18-19) Key Action Programme  on consolidation of public procurement framework and reforms under Preferential Public Procurement Framework Act (PPPFA), the DTI has the power to designate sectors for local procurement, but it "has no powers to punish non-compliance".
       The DTI says the monitoring of public sector entity and state-owned company tenders to ensure they adhere to localisation regulations will be strengthened in future. Recently the following 2 platforms for tender monitoring have been announced:
       Parliament's trade and industry committee is due to launch an inquiry into SA's localization policy, and its implementation by public-sector entities and state-owned companies. SACTWU has requested the TCLF members involved in public tender for generating information on non-compliance on CTFL tenders. The non conformance information should be forwarded to Ms. Nazmia Leite
       Proudly SA, an offshoot of the government-business-organised labour body, Nedlac, has recently announced a Tender Monitoring System. We request independent companies and industry associations to approach Proudly SA for investigation of tender non compliance complaints.
       In the case of textiles, clothing, leather, footwear and leather goods, all state bodies are required to buy only locally-made goods made from locally-made components, using local raw materials, unless the required article, component or raw material is not available locally the suppliers to the State can obtain import content exemption from the DTI by forwarding exemption request to Mrs. Patricia Khumalo  



Component Cluster funding hold-up 'should be resolved by year end'

Pretoria (SA) – Funding for the newest cluster, the Footwear & Accessories Component Cluster (FACC), has been delayed, but it is hoped it will be fully operational by the end of the first quarter 2018, according to Ernest Heunis, GM of the Footwear & Leather Industry Cluster (FLIC), under which the FACC will fall.
       It was created at the behest of the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) to help strengthen weaknesses among component suppliers, and was signed off by the DTI in March. It then went to the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for funding approval, where it "ran into a bit of a hold up" due to tighter controls implemented by the IDC following the money lost by FLIC's predecessor, the National Footwear & Leather Industry Cluster.
       "Clusters take months to put together," he said. "I hope the funding issue will be resolved by the end of this year, but it will still take several months to get it up and running."
       He said the newest cluster would "improve the total value chain".
       "The other sub-national clusters [the Eddels/TFG, Mr Price and Southern Cape clusters] have achieved a great deal, and I expect this one to do so as well."



Visit Plum Footwear/Kangol’s stands at the ATF Trade Exhibition in November.

Cape Town (SA) – Plum Footwear will be showcasing the best in ladies fashion footwear at the ATF – International Apparel, Textile & Footwear Import Trade Exhibition from 21 – 23 November this year at the CTICC in Cape Town. Says Karen Lewis Williams, brand manager, ‘From season to season our range builders spend much time travelling the globe to bring the best the fashion world has to offer to our shores. New York, Milan, London and the Far East – we endeavour to introduce the latest international footwear trends into our ranges. Plum Footwear  allows the young trendsetter to spoil herself as often as she likes without burning a hole in her budget. It's all about impulse fashion, whatever the world's best has to offer you will see it in our ranges. We not only offer an edge in footwear fashion for a young dynamic market, we also pride ourselves on being able to offer a quality product that is affordable. Our products are manufactured using the finest materials and our footwear technicians ensure that we maintain our high standards that our customers have come to enjoy. We will also be displaying the iconic brand Kangol at ATF this year. So, make sure you visit our stands at the show to view our latest ranges’. Contact Karen on for more information.
       The ATF Trade Exhibition will feature over 150 footwear, clothing, textile, fashion accessory manufacturers and suppliers to these industries from more than 10 countries including South Africa, China, Belarus, Estonia, India, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Indonesia, Turkey, Taiwan, etc. To EXHIBIT contact +27 (0)21 790 5849 or Email: To VISIT, register online at No entry fee for visitors.




Cape Town (SA) – Michael Cloete has left the Ares Holdings group, which is the distributor of Under Armour, Crocs and Birkenstock.



October 14: Cobblers' Luncheon, Goodwood Sports Club, Cape Town. Voden Wearne, +27 (0)21 551 4032,
November 21-23: ATF Trade Exhibition, Cape Town International Convention Centre. Deidre Harte, +27 (0)21 790 5849,



Birthdays this week

25/09/1965: Mahomed Dawood Kaka, Skoen Boetiek, Lichtenburg.
25/09/1973: Michael Cloete, Resource Fashion Trading, Cape Town.
25/09/1974: Yousuf M Jadwat, Fast Forward Clothing Co, Bellville.
25/09/1979: Zaid Paruk, City Express Stores, Durban.
26/09/1934: Siva Pillay, Allateens Bopsi Footwear, Durban.
26/09/1940: Cedric Novis, emigrated, formerly Bolwear.
26/09/1944: Dick Smyth, designer, Durban.
26/09/1948: Melt van Niekerk, Checkmate, Secunda.
26/09/1970: Brett Pengelly, Trail Mix Trading, Durban.
27/09/1943: Rashid Mayet, agent, Johannesburg.
27/09/1933: Mussa Hajat, retired, formerly Footwear Centre, Blantyre, Malawi.
27/09/1973: Tracy Lopez, Lopez Leathers, Cape Town.
28/09/1938: Mervin Bloom, retired, formerly Meroda Footwear [closed], Cape Town.
28/09/1946: Richard Bryant, Fusion Leather, Cape Town.
28/09/1963: Loll Bishoon, agent, Johannesburg.
28/09/1967: Rajesh Morar, Quik Serv Shoes, Pietermaritzburg.
29/09/1942: Moon Govender, Arc Footwear, Durban.
29/09/1959: Ismail Haffejee, Capri Bag, Durban.
29/09/1957: Monica Hoffman, Chafkins, Benoni.
29/09/1962: Venessa Schmid, The Whatnot, Cape Town.
29/09/1963: Gavin Wilkins, formerly Eddels Shoes, Pietermaritzburg.
29/09/1967: Hitesh Motiram, Nakuls, White River.
29/09/1968: Milton Zwart, Ribtech, Pietermaritzburg.
29/09/1964: Denzil Spolander, African Gameskin Group, Cape Town.
30/09/1934: Ben Peters, Tuftex, Pinetown.
30/09/1942: Cassim Shaikh, Hopewell Footwear, Durban.
30/09/1944: Dennis Wilkens, retired, formerly Martin Johnson [closed], Pietermaritzburg.
30/09/1950: Mohamed Farouk Limbada, Kirimon Traders, Durban.
30/09/1966: P ‘Segie’ Govender, Image Footwear, New Germany.
01/10/1954: Essop Kader, Kaytex Belts, Pretoria.
01/10/1960: Amanda McCarthy, Groundcover Leather Company, Curry’s Post.
01/10/1964: Steven Broughton, African Hide Trading, Port Elizabeth.


In Memoriam this week

26/09/1994: Cinnie Bonthuys, Crown Footwear, Pinetown.
29/09/2012: Richard McCulley (b. 14/09/1964), agent, Cape Town.
29/09/2004: Noel Eric Teifel (b. 06/03/1928), NE Teifel & Co, Midrand.

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 26/09: Hides & skins prices

The average hide price over the past week remained unchanged at R12.64/kg green. ABSA says prices are anticipated to remain stable until Lineapelle Fair in Milan (October 4-6). "Prices will take direction after that fair. The hide market is currently under pressure." Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.

Hide & skin price progression
Date Hides/Kg Dorper/Skin Merino Skin
19/01 15.34 45.56 81.38
24/01 15.17 40.92 89.52
31/01 15.10 46.00 94.55
14/02 14.65 47.33 95.29
15/03 14.25 39.30 78.75
24/03 14.13 45.27 94.45
28/03 14.07 45.27 94.45
04/04 14.83 41.92 87.58
11/04 14.68 41.92 84.12
19/04 14.77 43.85 92.32
25/04 14.75 41.25 92.27
04/05 14.79 43.33 92.69
10/05 14.75 40.50 88.41
16/05 14.58 40.83 90.96
31/05 14.62 40.50 87.95
09/06 14.58 41.82 96.35
23/06 14.40 40.42 101.25
29/06 14.30 41.36 98.44
07/07 14.33 43.33 100.94
13/07 14.37 44.44 114.58
28/07 14.14 43.64 97.50
04/08 14.16 43.69 99.64
14/08 14.08 38.99 92.75
18/08 13.70 43.18 98.96
25/08 13.93 43.75 100.96
01/09 13.14 44.09 101.25
08/09 12.88 41.82 100.83
21/09 12.64    


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