S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.5 No.20, May 20, 2019
This Newsletter is sponsored by SAFLIA
LET'S MAKE 2019 A REALLY GOOD YEAR!
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Retail last week
Comment from 5 retailers on Saturday
Wage talks: Footwear sector signs 3-year agreement
Durban, KZN, SA – NULAW last week accepted the employers' offer for a 3-year wage agreement in the footwear sector of the National Bargaining Council of the Leather Industry of SA, NBCLI general secretary Gerald Naidoo said. SACTWU indicated that they will respond to SAFLIA’s offer by Friday, 24th May 2019.
SLTC: Convention numbers grow
Brits, NW Province, SA – The Society of Leather Technologists & Chemists' 67th annual convention over the weekend continued the recovery of the event, with overall visitor numbers up, and, crucially, tannery numbers up. The number of foreign delegates was also up.
Pepkor reports steep rise in earnings
From the Stock Exchange News Service (SENS)
Seeking new pastures
Durban, KZN, SA – Hayley Roberts, former brand merchant for ladies and girls footwear at Mr Price, resigned last month after 13 years with the company. "I don't have anything lined up, but I wanted a new challenge," she said. As footwear design is her passion, it's not hard to guess what she would like to do. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Former Customs auditors jailed for corruption
Pretoria, Gauteng, SA (May 14) – Two former SARS Customs auditors were sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for corruption in Durban, according to a release from SARS. The release read:
More on shoe horns
Further to the information in last week's newsletter, Groundcover Leather Company's Amanda McCarthy writes: "We stock a few long bamboo shoe horns from China, about 50 left (but I won’t order again). We have about 600 buffalo horn shoe horns from India in stock. We also stock shoe horns made from oak from a friend down in Knysna, to deal directly with Claire firstname.lastname@example.org. - +27 (0)33 330 6092, email@example.com
They Said It
"Emails? I don't read emails." - Stahl leather technician Ulf Oehl, on why he went to the wrong venue - last year's venue - for the SLTC Convention over the weekend, then had to phone the president to ask where everyone was. What makes it a little more embarrassing is that he is also the SLTC vice president. All correspondence with him may in future have to go by post.
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ABSA Agri Trends 03/05: Hides & skins prices
Domestic hide prices declined by 6.2% compared to last week's price of R1.82/kg. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies. Dorper skins traded up by 3% week-on- week; prices are up by 17.2% compared to last year.
20/05/1934: Diana Beckley, retired, formerly agent, Durban.
In Memoriam this week
23/05/2012: Chris van der Merwe, Oasis Tanning, Krugersdorp.
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Next newsletter: May 27, 2019.