S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.20, May 21, 2018
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SA asked to bid for 2022 UITIC conference
Porto (Portugal) – South Africa was asked to bid to host the biennial International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians (UITIC) congress in 2022, SAFLIA director Jirka Vymetal said at the close of the 20th edition here. He said the DTI's Director: Leather & Footwear, Jaywant Irkhede, who was also there, felt SA should do so.
Treasury extends footwear, leather tender bid date
Pretoria (SA) – Dorah Kgotse, Director: Transversal Contracting – Professional & Consultancy Services, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, has asked us to publish the following:
Ihlobo vs Bata: Another adjournment
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – Following a further application by Ihlobo, the matter between these companies was adjourned, after hearing argument on Thursday, for Judgment. It is not known when Judgment will be handed down.
Death notice: Filippo Grillenzoni
Cape Town (SA) – Former Pietermaritzburg-based designer Filippo Grillenzoni died on May 10. An obituary by his son, Carlo, will be published in the next issue of S&V Footwear & Leather Goods Magazine.
They Said It
"My score's creeping up - I'm now 76 for 3, and that's not counting mistresses." - The Little Slipper Company's Chris Horne, who married for the third time at the age of 70. He was jumping the gun - he'll be 76 on June 1.
"What happens in Porto stays in Porto, right?" - Dick Whittington Shoes MD Arveen Boodhoo, during the UITIC conference. Well.............
Birthdays this week
21/05/1949: Norman Norris, retired, formerly Urban Zone, Randburg.
In Memoriam this week
23/05/2012: Chris van der Merwe, Oasis Tanning.
Do you have any names you’d like to add to our list of birthdays and In Memoriam? Please send the details.
Hide and skin prices: A note to readers
Leather footwear manufacturers are requested to read the lead article in S&V African Leather, expected out tomorrow, which deals with issues raised about the accuracy of the prices quoted below.
ABSA Agri Trends 18/05: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R7.71/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 R33.50, and for Merino skins was R82.22.
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 28, 2018.