S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.5 No.5, Feb 4, 2019
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LET'S MAKE 2019 A REALLY GOOD YEAR!
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Retail last week
On Saturday, comment from 3 independents
BBF, unions to discuss future of United Fram
Johannesburg, Gauteng (SA) – In negotiations to be chaired by the CCMA, the BBF Safety Group and footwear unions will this week meet to discuss the future of the United Fram factory in Sprinz Avenue, Village Main. The talks do not affect the BBF Group's other Gauteng facility, Wayne Plastics.
Bata vs Ihlobo: Appeals dismissed
Bloemfontein, Free State (SA) – The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed 2 applications by Bata SA for leave to appeal against judgments by the High Court, Pietermaritzburg, in the case between Bata SA and Ihlobo Footwear.
Update on FMD outbreak
From Khaye Nkwanyana, media liaison officer, Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
East African companies exhibiting at Magic
The East Africa Trade & Investment Hub is supporting talented East African firms to maintain booths at this year’s Sourcing @ Magic trade show in Las Vegas (February 4-7). Check out the trade show booth guide to learn more about Madagascar Garments, DESTA PLC, Shona EPZ Limited, Leather Masters Limited, Robin Zoe, Rift Valley Leather Limited and Root in Style – exhibiting in booths 80803-80809 – and Meron by Leather Exotica, IKWETTA and Amazestep in 64500, A-C. These companies produce a range of high-quality apparel, raffia and leather products, including knitted shirts and sportswear, men and women’s handbags, and fashionable sandals and shoes. They come from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Madagascar -- all African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) countries that benefit from duty-free access to the U.S. on over 6,400 tariff lines. Run by talented entrepreneurs, these companies are creating much needed jobs in their countries and contributing to sustainable economic growth by exporting quality products.
They Said It
"I will comment as per question, I suppose I owe you one or two. Please put it in proper English as my English is like airtime - sometimes I run out! " - Rosslyn Tannery director Gerrie de Jager. And no, it's not true. African Leather readers will have seen his very lucid comments in the issue that was sent out on Friday.
S&V Directory - Order now
The directory is nearing completion. Copies are available at the pre-publication price of R250. The online version is available at R450 for 12 months' access.
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
ABSA Agri Trends 28/01: Hides & skins prices
Hide prices slide another 5.7%
04/02/1947: David Buckingham, retired, formerly Royal Adhesives, Pinetown.
In Memoriam this week
08/02/2016: Vishal Rishidaw, Smiley’s Footwear, Durban.
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Next newsletter: February 11, 2019.