S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.3 No.47, November 27, 2017
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Storm damage update
From Dr Jaywant Irkhede, Director: Leather & Footwear, the DTI
SA Fashion Council in liquidation
Cape Town (SA) – The SA Fashion Council (SAFC), set up with government support 4 years ago, went into voluntary liquidation at the end of October following the ending of funding from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).
Vandan: All change, but no change
Alex Largatzis, Brenda and Claude Naidoo.
Pinetown (SA) – Vandan Engineering Services, originally founded by the late Andre Vandenheede 50 years ago this year, is to be split into 2 companies from December 1.
Cape Town (SA) – Former head of Western Cape sales for Nike SA, Brendon Geary, left the company at the beginning of November. He said he had "various options on the table" starting in January.
Johannesburg (SA) – Former head of marketing at Skye Distribution, Claire Conchar, will be starting at Converse Europe head office in Amsterdam in January, as marketing manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. She has been with Skye for 5 years.
KwaDukuza (SA) – Reza Abbas bought Nu-Stores from July 1. He carries a wide range of casual, formal and comfort branded footwear, and leather belts, handbags and jackets. +27 (0)32 944 2018, email@example.com.
They Said It
"It is Mrs Margie Price, wife of the Honourable, Mr Patrick Price." - Sharmla Dhanraj from C. Price Agencies, updating their Directory entry. Not many of us get described that way.
"Hi, Thank you for your mail. I am traveling in some really very remote parts of Namibia and it is likely that I shall have limited access to e-mail. I shall respond when I can ... about the time I have to restock with beer and meat ... which is often." - Mark Bennett, whose career promoting clothing and footwear investment in various African states is difficult to define. He is currently between jobs.
"Sorry I couldn't comment [earlier] because there was no freedom of expression at that time. Now we hope the economy will recover for a brighter future for all Zimbabweans." - Prakash Chapaner, MD, KG Chapaner & Co., Gweru.
Birthdays this week
27/11/1965: Gerda Rappard, Bolton Footwear, Great Brak River.
In Memoriam this week
29/11/2001: Harold Sack (b. 14/09/1932), Nugshoe [closed], Pinetown.
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 10/11: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was 0.6% higher at R12.24/kg green. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies. The average price for Dorper skins was R37.00, and for Merino skins was 101.75.
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
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY
I am seeking to obtain a position in the footwear industry which I have enjoyed working in since 1972.
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Next newsletter: December 4, 2017.