S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.29, July 24, 2018
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Strike into third week; meetings planned for today
The Little Slipper Company staff putting out burning tyres.
The footwear manufacturing industry strike has moved into its third week.
Open letter to unions: You're targeting the wrong people
I have a job in the footwear Industry. My job is to create jobs, nothing else. And I am passionate about it.
They Said It
"We were paid with a currency which was false from the beginning." - Former Tekkie Town CEO Bernard Mostert on the application by former Tekkie Town shareholders for the return of the business by Steinhoff Africa Retail.
23/07/1940: Errol Schilder, retired, formerly Barker Footwear, Cape Town.
In Memoriam this week
25/07/2004: Jules Fisher (b. 19/07/1931), Fashionette Footwear [closed], Cape Town.
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ABSA Agri Trends 06/07: Hides & skins prices
Overall, the hide market sentiment remains bearish, in line with the weak international hide market. Shipments to Italy are expected to be limited as well, weighing on the market. There are also indications of oversupply in South America which further add pressure on the market. The average hide price over the past week was R7.04/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 R32.14, and for Merino skins was R86.67.
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: July 30, 2018.