S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.8, February 26, 2018
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Indian expo: Good product, but needs to grow, say visitors
Cape Town (SA) – The leather & footwear trade expo last week, the third organised by the Indian Government's Council for Leather Exports, attracted over 260 visitors - predominantly retailers, but with a number of component suppliers and manufacturers.
Leather Skills Centre turning out third intake
Centre directors Tony Naidoo and Kishor Harrilal with recent graduates.
The minister with footwear produced by the trainees. - Photos: Shan Pillay
Richmond (SA) – The Centre of Excellence for Leather Skills, which took in its first intake in November 2016, was officially opened by the Minister of Higher Education & Training on Friday along with the Richmond-Indaleni Community Skills Development Centre.
EAC to target CTFL growth
Speke Resort (Uganda) – The East African Community is to "prioritize the development of a competitive domestic textile and leather sector to provide affordable, new and quality options of clothing and leather products to EAC citizens", according to a joint communiqué issued at the end of the 19th ordinary summit of heads of state of the EAC which ended on Friday.
Wage negotiations: Dates changed
Durban (SA) – There have been some changes to the dates for the first and second rounds. They are:
Angelsoft to launch takkie ranges
Matthew Hansen...Aim is to make Angelsoft a year-round brand. The uppers are all leather, including the metallics.
Durban (SA) – Reunion Footwear Components is to launch an Angelsoft range of women's takkies shortly, in unlined leather on light, flexible PU units.
They Said It
"They'll let you know when you've died." - Lopez Leather's Anthony Lopez, introducing someone to S&V. It's nice to know we have our uses.
"Thank you. I can't read between the lines... Hence I am always in trouble with the females..." - Quintin Marais, MD of Rolfes Leather Division. He then tried to dig himself out of it, but too late, too late.
Birthdays this week
26/02/1946: Brian Carmichael, MTL Trading, Cape Town.
In Memoriam this week
27/02/2010: Jean Mee ‘Mick’ Lailvaux (b. 22/02/1919), Service Agencies (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 16/02: Hides & skins prices
No hide and skin prices this week.
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
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Next newsletter: March 5, 2018.