S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.12, March 26, 2018
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Bata, Ihlobo, in court over contract
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – Legal representatives for Bata SA and Ihlobo Footwear will appear in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Wednesday to set a date for a hearing on Ihlobo's urgent application to force Bata to supply it with work.
Comment on the economy by Stanlib
Global ratings agency Moody’s Investor Services left South Africa’s international long-term credit rating unchanged at Baa3 on Friday night. Moody’s also changed the ratings outlook from negative to stable, ending the review for downgrade that started in November 2017.
Former Decofurn manager moves into furniture manufacturing
Durban (SA) – Beau Diesbergen, former general merchandise manager for Decofurn and The Hub, is taking over a furniture manufacturing business, HCM Manufacturing. He left Decofurn in February.
SLTC Countdown - 9 weeks to go
Out of the mouths of students...
Extract for the paper to be presented by Dr Clive Jackson-Moss, head of the International School of Tanning Technology:
They Said It
"I'm trying to turn myself into a youngster again, to bring new ideas into the range." - Lee du Plessis, managing member of leather goods manufacturer Bella Bianca. He also noted: "Young people aren't interested in the difficulties of manufacturing. They'd rather just import."
Birthdays this week
26/03/1950: Bunny Ramsay, Equalization Footwear, Durban.
In Memoriam this week
26/03/2002: Marie Joy Viljoen, Tuftex, 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 23/03: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R9.56/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 R32.22, and for Merino skins was R87.63.
Grain prices hit by US-China trade war
Weaner prices down, but bovine, sheep slaughter steeply down President Donald Trump announced yesterday that the US would be imposing tariffs on approximately US$50 billion worth of Chinese imports...International grain prices have taken a heavy hit this morning because of this trade war threat.
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
FUSION SEEKS LEATHER FINISHER
Fusion Leather in Atlantis, Western Cape is looking for a Leather Finisher.
The Southern Cape Regional Footwear Cluster is based in Great Brak River and supplies services and training to its members in the Southern Cape (Great Brak River and Oudsthoorn) as well as in the Western Cape (Cape Town). It is a Non-profit Company, funded by the DTI and its members and was establish to, among other objectives, develop and train future generations of well skilled Supervisory and operator production employees for the Footwear Industry.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, firstname.lastname@example.org
Next newsletter: April 3, 2018.