S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.7, February 19, 2018
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SARS plans to implement reference price for safety footwear on March 1
Cape Town (SA) – The SARS footwear task team decided on a minimum reference price for safety footwear imports at its third meeting on February 6, but it is not clear what the price will be.
Request for reports after safety footwear robbery
Germiston (SA) – Safety footwear supplier Superior Leather had a "big" armed robbery on February 12. MD Roy Feigenbaum has asked that if readers are offered any Rockstone branded boots, they e-mail him email@example.com
Jono Mail joins Dangee Carken
Johannesburg (SA) – Dangee Carken has appointed Jono Mail as the new brand manager for Roberto Morino.
Miss Black's Jason Craft introduces some of the new footwear range
Jason Craft, MD of Miss Black presents a short video introduction to the Dangee Carken showroom and some of his favourite footwear designs from the new Miss Black range.
Bata industrial manager resigns
Pinetown (SA) – Bata SA industrial divisional manager David Earle has resigned. He said he would be "heading overseas in the short term". - +27 (0)60 961 9383
NR Footwear appoints agents
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – NR Footwear, which was bought by Berrick Salmond last year, has appointed agents to sell its women's leather footwear. They are:
Evox: Launch of leather sneaker range
Durban (SA) – Angel Footwear is launching a new leather sneaker range under the label Evox. Antoine Lailvaux, the developer of this brand, describes them as "on trend fashion, whereby fashion styling and sports shoe technology hybridise to create an exciting segment of fashion footwear". - +27 (0)31 83 270 0256, firstname.lastname@example.org
They Said It
"Please switch off that fan - it might blow off my toupé." - Hansen Agencies' Matthew Hansen. In fact he has a very fine head of hair.
The India Leather & Footwear Trade Expo opens this week in Cape Town
Cape Town (SA) – If you have not yet registered to attend the Council for Leather Exports India Leather & Footwear Trade Expo which will take place this coming Wednesday, 21 & Thursday, 22 Feb in Hall 1A at the CTICC, Cape Town, then you can do so online at www.urexpo.com. Entry is free. 40 reputable manufacturers from India will be showcasing an extensive range of products including leather and non-leather fashion footwear, sandals and slippers, safety shoes and boots, school shoes, leather jackets and PU garments, leather shoe uppers, saddlery items, finished leather as well as small leather goods such as handbags, wallets, gloves, belts, travel bags, etc. If you are not based in Cape Town, there are still a few complimentary airfares available so, email email@example.com asap for details.
Birthdays this week
19/02/1944: Bruno Tarasconi, formerly Bruno Original, now Etsang Dieta Primary Co-operative, Johannesburg.
In Memoriam this week
19/02/2015: Professor Dr Des Cooper (b. 14/04/1928), Leather Industries’ Research Institute (LIRI) [closed], Grahamstown.
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 16/02: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R9.94/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 R32.50, and for Merino skins was R88.26.
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
Looking for someone to launch your new range?
Ryan Sifris is an experienced footwear & clothing agent with over 14 years in the industry. He has an outstanding track record and existing valued relationships with customers in Johannesburg and surrounds. - 082 397 2549, firstname.lastname@example.org
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: February 26, 2018.