S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.32, August 13, 2018
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Mr Tekkie set to start in November, Mostert confirms
The former Tekkie Town team will start their new business, Mr Tekkie, with about 15 stores, towards the end of November, former Tekkie Town CEO Bernard Mostert has confirmed.
Footwear strike 'over'
Durban (SA) – The footwear strike is more-or-less over.
Ihlobo, Bata dispute goes to arbitration
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – The dispute between Ihlobo Footwear cc and Bata SA (Pty) Ltd over the termination of an agreement between them has been referred to arbitration.
DTI's Abisha Tembo to retire
Pretoria (SA) – Abisha Peter Tembo, chief director, industrial development division (IDD) textiles, clothing, leather & footwear at the Department of Trade & Industry, retires at the end of September.
Cape Town (SA) – Jensen Belts has moved its head office and factory from Maitland to Jensen Park, 13 Blomvlei Road, Lansdowne, 7780. Its telephone line remains the same - +27 (0)21 510 8710.
They Said It
"I had year end to do. It was quite nice to sit and do it quietly." - CC Leather admin manager Catherine Bassage, on the strike, adding: ""What makes you think I could go on strike?""
15/08/19??: Bob McDonald, retired, formerly Budget Footwear [closed], Durban.
In Memoriam this week
15/08/2011: Geoffrey Leonard Keane-Murphy (b. 08/03/1927), consultant, Durban.
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ABSA Agri Trends 10/08: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R5.32/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 R34.44, and for Merino skins was R87.10.
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
Pudney Leather Hats and Crafts (www.pudneyleatherhats.co.za) is looking for Agents.
In need of a boardroom?
SAFLEC, situated at 6 Stedman Mews, 128 Jan Hofmeyr Road, Westville, has a boardroom for hire.
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Next newsletter: August 20, 2018.