S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.5 No.1, Jan 7, 2019
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Best wishes to readers for a successful 2019
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On Saturday, comment from several independents selling school shoes
SATRA Chief Executive to retire
Kettering (UK) – SATRA Chief Executive, Austin Simmons, will retire later this year, according to a release. He has 23 years' service with SATRA and was originally employed to develop the organisation's PPE testing and certification business and move the facilities to what was the new Wyndham Way site where he progressed to business area manager. In 2002, he became assistant director, taking on responsibility for a number of footwear related businesses before becoming an executive director in 2004. He was promoted to deputy chief executive in 2007 and then chief executive in July 2009.
They Said It
"We don't push buttons and figures come up...we're completely manual here." - Gillian Adno Verity of Adno's Outfitters, who runs a very successful business without much software.
"Business is fantastic here in Randburg. No substitute for good personal honest service and advice." - Gordon Howie of the Randburg Runner.
S&V Directory - are you up to date?
The S&V Directory is in the last stages of preparation. PLEASE ensure that your details are correct. We contact every business on our database by email, and many by phone, but we rely on you to respond. Email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
07/01/1941: Dieter Zettler, retired, formerly PMC group, Pinetown.
In Memoriam this week
07/01/2010: Danie Du Toit (b. 22/02/1948), Carca Footwear, Lesotho.
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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 14, 2019.