S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 No.34, August 27, 2018
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Lesotho apparel sector wage rates rocket
Maseru (Lesotho) – Following a delay of 5 months, labour unrest and a strike, the Lesotho Minister of Labour and Employment, Keketso Rantso, on August 18 announced increases ranging from 27% to 37% in the country's minimum wage rates for the textile sector. Annual increases are normally published in April.
The rates are still way below South African wage rates, where entry level footwear workers earn R7135 per month following the latest wage agreement.
Kenya seeks SA buyers for fair
From Yassin Awale, Leather Sector Advisor, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Co-operatives
Just a nice story
From Ernest Heunis, chairman, Skin, Hide & Leather Council
Ernest and Beverly Heunis (left) with their tour party outside Strassberger Skoene.
My wife and I where on a tour with Namaqua Tours to see the Namaqualand flowers and we stopped in Clanwilliam at Strassberger Skoene.
They Said It
"It's an amazing story - very few companies actually get out of business rescue." - PQ Clothing CEO Greg Horwitz. We will carry an article on the company in the next newsletter.
From: Clive Jackson Moss [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
27/08/1945: Krish Gangiah, Impact Footwear, Durban.
In Memoriam this week
27/08/2006: Keith Barkus (b. 08/04/1954), agent, Durban.
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ABSA Agri Trends 23/08: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R5.34/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 R36.00, and for Merino skins was R91.00.
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: September 3, 2018.