S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.15, April 16, 2018
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Green Cross: More retrenchments
Cape Town (SA) – National sales manager Tim Starke is the latest member of staff to be retrenched by Green Cross Manufacturers as part of "an operational restructure". His departure was announced last week (see classified ad below).
EThekwini considering help for footwear industry
Durban (SA) – The EThekwini Municipality - which is home to much of the footwear manufacturing industry - is investigating ways of supporting the industry.
Wage negotiations: General Goods report back tomorrow
Cape Town (SA) – Employers in the General Goods & Handbags sector are to report back on their reactions to union demands on Tuesday after a side caucus following the first round of negotiations last week (April 10 and 11), according to National Bargaining Council of the Leather Industry Gerald Naidoo. The side caucus included representatives from both sides. The second round of negotiations will be on May 8 and 9.
SLTC Countdown - 6 weeks to go
When: May 18-20.
History: The origin of the name Stokies
By Don Clarke
They Said It
"We could also give a tub of Dubbin as face cream to the oldest birthday of the week." - Equator Accessories MD Leon Buhr. Equator is considering sponsoring the weekly birthdays column in future. He was joking - I think.
Birthdays this week
16/04/1952: Russell Lochner, agent, Johannesburg.
In Memoriam this week
20/04/2015: Moira Pascall, Economic Shoe Store, Paarl.
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 13/04: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R8.98/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 R35.00, and for Merino skins was R81.25.
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 Sales/Marketing post
From Tim Starke, former National Sales Manager at Green Cross Manufacturing:
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: April 23, 2018.