S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.24, June 18, 2018
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Coats closes SA plant
Hammarsdale (SA) – Thread manufacturer Coats has closed its South African plant, and is moving its warehouse to New Germany. In a statement, the company said:
DTI starts acting on SABS problems
Pretoria (SA) – The problems raised by the safety footwear industry are among the reasons Trade & Industry Minister Rob Davies has given for his intention to sack the board of the SA Bureau of Standards, according to a report in Business Live on June 13.
Mauritian pavilion at Source Africa
They Said It
"There are a few things we need to do here and it should be sorted - what I'm actually saying is that they spoke to me in 'IT language'. Don't have a clue what they mean and am just hoping for the best." - Shoprite Checkers senior buyer: footwear & luggage, Glen Mitchell, on why our newsletters to him were bouncing back. All fixed now.
"What about me, or don’t you want to meet with the one that takes your calls and makes the payments? Granted my partner makes the money, but I spend it !!!! Am I the stepson or do all Durbanites stick together?" - Rajesh Raghunandan, Sew Solutions Cape Town manager, on correspondence between his colleague, Rabin Nagesar, and I on meeting at Source Africa. It also says something that it's easier for me to see Rabin in Cape Town than it is to see him at his office, just 20 minutes away from mine. Oh, and it will be a pleasure to see Rajesh as well...
Birthdays this week
18/06/1933: Erich Debus, retired, formerly Richleigh Shoes [closed], Pietermaritzburg.
In Memoriam this week
21/06/1992: Jonathan Greenblatt, Richleigh Shoes [closed], Johannesburg.
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ABSA Agri Trends 15/06: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R7.67/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 R32.11, and for Merino skins was R87.40.
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: June 25, 2018.