S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 41, Oct 15, 2018
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Ex-Tekkie Town shareholders hit back at Steinhoff attempt to stop new business
Cape Town (SA) – Five former Tekkie Town shareholders last week filed affidavits in the Western Cape Division of the High Court of SA contesting the Steinhoff Group's efforts to prevent them opening a new retail business, Mr Tekkie, next month.
World Bank says SA has improved business regulations, but...
Washington DC (USA) – The World Bank has updated its 2015 report on 'Doing Business in South Africa', dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property and enforcing contracts. The 2018 report measures the same 9 urban areas and 4 maritime ports covered in the 2015 study.
Cape Town (SA) – Independent retailer Kris Karpinski has announced that he will close Shoe Stop at the end of October after 23 years' trading.
New Germany (SA) – ST Industrial Supplies, which specialised in supplying components to repairers, has closed, member KG Vandayar said.
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. These websites are from our database:
They Said It
"Ben turned 72 this week…………….you do the maths and fill in his year of birth. Unless you can’t do maths!? LMAO!!!." - Leather Link's Hugo Zuanni. He was referring to our birthday list last week, which included Ben Cartoon of Paris Belts on October 8. Ben had been a bit coy about the year, but Hugo's gone where others might fear to tread. And 'LMAO'? I was surprised to find that Google can explain it.
NSPCA again raids award winning Ukwanda farm
Issued on Friday, 12 October 2018
15/10/1949: Marianne McCulloch, retired, formerly Bolton Footwear, Oudtshoorn plant.
In Memoriam this week
15/10/????: Walter William ‘Wally’ Ballard (b. 28/11/1948), Reptile Trading Co, Cape Town.
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ABSA Agri Trends 12/10: Hides & skins prices
Whilst the better grades find a place in the market; the lower grade materials have not yet found a price point. Overall, the hide market sentiment remains bearish, in line with the weak international hide market. The average hide price over the past week was R5.00/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 R30.56, and for Merino skins was R95.00.
Upcoming Trade Fairs
The SLTC 2019 Conference will be held on April 27 at the Park Inn, Northampton. See our website for details.
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
Top sales skills on offer in W Cape
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Next newsletter: October 22, 2018.