S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 40, Oct 8, 2018
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Industry opposes SETA merger plan
Footwear manufacturers and tanners are opposing plans by the Department of Higher Education & Training to merge the Sector Education & Training Authority (SETA) under which the various branches of the leather industry fall with another SETA.
Footwear firms among export winners
Durban (SA) – Two footwear manufacturers were among the winners of the KZN Exporter of the Year 2018 awards, awarded on Thursday last week.
Retail expansions in East and West Africa
From the September edition of The Uqalo Report, news from the consumer sector in sub-Saharan Africa.
Pietermaritzburg (SA) – Errol Smith, founder and owner of ENS Machinery, died on September 4, aged 73.
DAFF and partners host 2nd Africa Congress On Conservation Agriculture
The African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT), in collaboration with the Government of South Africa, African Union Commission, the NEPAD Agency, Regional Economic Communities, International NGOs, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), European Union (EU), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN and various bilateral and multilateral partners, will organise and host the 2nd Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture (2ACCA) in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 9 to 12 October 2018.
Send us the links
We renew our invitation to send us links to websites, Facebook pages and the like which readers feel are of interest to others. From our database, these 2 websites belonging to independent retailers:
They Said It
"If they stop me, I'll just knock it back - and THEN we'll see what happens..." - BBF Safety Group key account manager for Africa and the Middle East Marius Johnson. At the KZN Exporter of the Year Awards on Thursday, there was a complementary bottle of whisky on each table, and since no-one else at our table wanted it, at the end of the evening he took it with him. Obviously the bottle was meant to be taken, but since he's built like a Springbok lock, I don't think security would have debated the point with him anyway.
08/10/1970: Sharon Bekker, Prima Style, Cape Town.
In Memoriam this week
08/10/2011: Johannes Antonius Olde-Olthof (b. 11/10/1928), Tarzan Shoes, Tulbagh.
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ABSA Agri Trends 14/09: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R4.65/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 R30.00, and for Merino skins was R99.36.
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Next newsletter: October 15, 2018.