S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.17, April 30, 2018
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SLTC Countdown - 4 weeks to go
Headline paper: Columnist Sam Setter will talk about introducing features into the tanneries like raw material traceability and process automation with the objective to have sustainable, traceable and consistent leather.
They Said It
"Beau will sponsor ZAR 2000.00 cash in 'unmarked' bills." - SLTC committee member Ulf Oehl, having put a bit of pressure on RR Chemicals' Beau Rynhoud.
"Life is strange. The Rand/Pound rate killed my business. Now, two years later, it's killing my British pension." - Ian McDonald, former owner of Specialty Threads.
"What's happening in retail? We're in the doldrums in Durban! Even heard some people say 'bring Zuma back - at least with all the corruption, something was trickling down to street level'!" - Nirun Dowlath, member, Durban retailer NV Clothing cc.
Birthdays this week
30/04/1946: Willi Angeloch, retired, formerly Nakara, Windhoek.
In Memoriam this week
30/04/2012: Ebrahim Aboo (b. 07/08/1948), MG Shoes [closed], Pietermaritzburg.
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 26/04: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week continued to record declines. Overall, the hide market remains bearish due [to the] relatively strong ZAR strength and the weak international market.
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: May 7, 2018.