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S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.40, October 9, 2017

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Counterfeit case in court this month

Durban (SA) – The owner of the factory at 86 Leicester Road, Mobeni, raided and shut down on October 19 last year for producing counterfeit Nike and Guess products, is to appear in the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court on October 17, Hawks spokesman Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said today. He first appeared on January 19, and the case was remanded.
       Although he has been charged, S&V was unable to confirm his name at the time of writing.


TFG results on November 2

Cape Town (SA) – The Foschini Group Ltd (TFG) will present its interim results on November 2. The results presentation can be accessed live on the internet from 17:00 SA time (on Thursday, 2 November 2017) at the following address:, or via a link on the TFG



SAFLEC to take SA firms to Egypt

Durban (SA) – SAFLEC will host a Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS) application to take part in the Cairo Inter Leather Fair, Egypt – 08-10 March 2018. For more information please follow the link:


Sutherland creditors' meeting

Pietermaritzburg (SA) – The first meeting of Sutherland Tannery (Pty) Ltd creditors will be held on October 20, according to a circular sent out by joint liquidator Glen Usher.



China Premium Tex to exhibit with more than 100 manufacturers at ATF-China Premium Tex in November

From Deidre Harte, LTE
Cape Town (SA) – China Premium Tex, which will take place in the same Hall as the ATF Trade Exhibition, will showcase more than 100 exhibitors from China at the CTICC in Cape Town this year from 21 – 23 November. The products on display will feature Men's-, Ladies'- and Children’s Footwear including casual-, formal- and sports shoes, beach sandals and bags, boots, slippers, dance shoes, school shoes, fashion footwear. Also on display will be ready-made garments, textiles, fashion accessories as well as fasteners, trims and components.

China Premium Tex is organised by –
China National Textile And Apparel Council (CNTAC)
The Sub-Council of Textile Industry (CCPIT TEX)
United Asia International Exhibition Group (UAEC)
Zhejiang Broad International Convention & Exhibition Co. Ltd
Ningbo Committee, CCPIT

Pre-register online at to VISIT the ATF and China Premium Tex event and you will receive the following –
• Free entrance and show catalogue
• A complimentary copy of the 2018 African Clothing & Textile Trade Sourcing Directory valued at R100.00
• An invite to a mouth-watering breakfast on one of the show days
• A reminder closer to the show to attend
For more information on costs to Exhibit, call LTE – leaders in trade exhibitions on Tel: +27 21 790 5849 or email:



Kulula sponsors NSPCA rescue air travel

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) and have joined forces to facilitate the transporting of the NSPCA’s Inspectors by air on a national scale to attend to the welfare needs of animals in need of the NSPCA’s intervention for the next 12 months.

The initiation of this partnership began during the Knysna and Eastern Cape fires in June this year, whereby leapt forward to support the NSPCA Disaster Teams with flights to the affected areas - allowing the NSPCA team to swiftly reach the animals impacted by the disaster.
       Many animals were left displaced and some severely injured. Thanks to, the NSPCA Disaster Teams were able to reach the animals quicker and provide them with the much needed care and assistance to alleviate their pain and suffering.
       “We are excited to partner with the NSPCA and assist them with flights so that they can continue the great work that they do in terms of looking after the welfare and needs of the many distressed animals within South Africa. As their partner, we would like to encourage our fans to take care of their furry friends, whilst increasing awareness around assisting the many other animals in need of care,” says Shaun Pozyn, Head of Marketing, Customer Experience and Loyalty.
       The NSPCA is grateful for this collaboration as it will save the organisation thousands of Rands, allowing us to use the money elsewhere to uplift the welfare of animals throughout the country.



They Said It

"By profession I am a qualified footwear technologist, trained and worked in the UK; forced by (Zim) circumstances to venture into retailing of PPE in Botswana, otherwise my passion is in design of footwear & leather products." - Farai Musungwa, Safety Quip, Francistown.


"And all these new names I must remember - I can't go around calling them 'hey you'." - Ulf Oehl, formerly of BASF's leather division, which is now owned by Stahl.



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

09/10/1946: Yunus Nagdee, agent, Johannesburg.
09/10/1948: Ibrahim Shaikh, Hopewell Footwear, Durban.
09/10/1957: RE Badenhorst, Vrystaat Huide & Velle, Kroonstad.
09/10/1961: Richard Kushlick, Unique Feet, Johannesburg.
09/10/1971: Phoenix Wang, San Chang Import & Export, Estcourt.
10/10/1943: Jamloot Bhagwandeen, retired, formerly Dick Whittington Shoes, Pietermaritzburg.
10/10/1950: Allen Beckley, Naked Feet, Durban.
10/10/1951: Paul Muir, Pasacojo Marketing, Cape Town.
10/10/1968: Luke Barrett-Smith, Puma SA, Cape Town.
10/10/1969: Nicole Benders, Prime Leathers, Pinetown.
11/10/1956: Anita van Wyk, Shoe 4 U, Hartswater.
11/10/1965: Delene Kapperer, Sisterhood, Pretoria.
11/10/1965: Naresh Dewchan, Austin Footwear.
12/10/1946: Siva Pillay, Verora Paints, Chatsworth.
12/10/1960: Sam Wu, Footech, Ladysmith.
12/10/1962: Ronell Fromke, Super Shoes, Namibia.
12/10/1966: AM ‘Buddy’ Seedat, Jino’s Clothing, Johannesburg.
12/10/1972: Nagesh Pillai, Gravel Road, Chatsworth.
13/10/1958: Ahmed Shaikh, Young Ideas, Greytown.
14/10/1947: Rodney Bryant, A Greenaways, Cape Town.
14/10/1963: Siraaj Ahmed Hassim, Classic Hawkers Centre, Laudium.
14/10/1964: Shirleen Joubert, Edcon, Durban.
15/10/1949: Marianne McCulloch, Watson Shoes Ladies Division, Oudtshoorn.
15/10/1956: Joseph Chiang, Sogo Trading, Bellville.
15/10/1967: Mohammed Reyaz Moosa, Selrite Fashions, Kempton Park.
15/10/1975: Debbie Ditchfield, machinery agent, Hillcrest.
15/10/19??: Corrie Jurkewitz, Shoes & More, Gansbaai.


In Memoriam this week

09/10/2015: Barry Furber, Furber & Whittle [closed], Cape Town.
09/10/2015: Steve Croudace (b. 22/06/1958), Leatherback Footwear, Pietermaritzburg.
11/10/1994: Eric Ahlfeldt, Pelco, Port Elizabeth.
11/10/2012: John Austin Rice (b. 17/06/1938), Courteney Shoes, Bulawayo.
12/10/2001: Flaviano ‘Fluffy’ Bernardis, (b. 11/12/1944), Andreoli Shoes, Pinetown.
13/10/2014: Kaps Singh (b. 08/04/1957), Famous Shoes, Pietermaritzburg.
15/10/????: Walter William ‘Wally’ Ballard (b. 28/11/1948), Reptile Trading Co, Cape Town.
15/10/2016: Des de Wet (b. 03/12/1940), agent, Amanzimtoti.

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 03/10: Hides & skins prices

ABSA announced last week that: "Due to the hide markets needing to have timeous prices before the publication of the Agri Trends, the team will send out the weekly hide prices individually. The average hide price over the past week was 1.7% lower at R12.50/kg green. The hide market is currently under pressure. Prices are anticipated to remain stable, any major trend shifts may occur after the Leather Trade Fair is hosted  from 8-10 October 2017 in Milan, Italy. Prices will take direction after that fair.  NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) 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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