S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 52, Dec 31, 2018
This Newsletter is sponsored by SAFLIA
This week, comment from several chains
A word or two from Sam Setter
International leather columnist Sam Setter, who was a speaker at the 2018 SLTC Convention and who will again be a keynote speaker at the 2019 convention, has sent the following message: "To everyone in the South African leather value chain, and in particular those that organized and attended the SLTC convention, best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2019."
They Said It
"IN MY 48 YEARS OF WHOLESALE AND NOW RETAIL TRADE, EVEN DURING THE '76 UPRISINGS, THE LATE EIGHTIES POLITICAL UPHEAVAL AND PRE-ELECTION AND POST ELECTION VIOLENCE THAT ENGULFED THE COUNTRY.....2018, THE ZUMA ERA .....WILL GO DOWN AS 'THE KAKEST OF KAKEST YEARS'. PARDON THE EXPRESSION.... IF THIS IS GOING TO BE THE TREND, THEN GOD HELP US. IT IS TIME AND NOW OVERDUE THAT OUR SO CALLED LEADERS BEGIN TO GRASP THE DIRE SITUATION WE ARE IN.....THEY THEMSELVES WILL BE FEELING THE CRUNCH...LET SANITY PREVAIL." - Ahmed Sibda, City Fashions, Benoni
"No, all the candles won't fit on the cake, but it's a very small cake." - Retired former leather technician Ken Moakes on his 74th birthday on Friday.
Fred Footwear takes part in Egyptian fair
Port Elizabeth (SA) – Fred Footwear managing executive Rolland Eboru sent this report: "Fred Footwear was amongst the first 40 South African companies and in so doing the first 1000 African businesses that participated in the first Intra-Africa Trade Fair in Cairo (December 2018). Fred Footwear’s participation in Africa’s unique journey has led to the coverage in the News. Please see link below for the full story."
2019 Trade Fairs Another essential service from S&V
Please note that we have put a list of the 2019 trade fairs and conferences on our website, linked to their websites: http://www.svmag.co.za/events
31/12/1958: Neil Burnham, Joslyn’s Shoes Johannesburg.
In Memoriam this week
31/12/2003: Peter Craythorne (b. 28/02/1935), BUSM/Woodheads, Cape Town.
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ABSA Agri Trends 14/12: Hides & skins prices
Bovine: The average hide price over the past week was R3.85/kg green. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies. Sheep: The average price for dorper skin was R30.71/skin and R92.50/skin for merino skins.
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Next newsletter: January 7, 2019.