S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.5 No.28, July 15, 2019
This Newsletter is sponsored by SAFLIA
This week's quote: "When we start businesses, we must not worry about how government can help, but how we can find help from our fellows, and how we can, in turn, help others. We must cultivate a culture of responsibility. - Martin van Staden, the Free Market Foundation, in an article headlined If our salvation depends on personalities, we are in trouble. To read the full article, go to: www.freemarketfoundation.com
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Retail last week
Comment from 5 retailers on Saturday
Factory closures: IDC responds
S&V asked the Industrial Development Corporation to comment on the closure of Cape Town factories in the leather industry. Spokesperson Zama Luthuli responded:
Woolworths reports better performance
Thu 11 Jul 2019, 9:15 Woolies - extracts from a SENS trading update
Cape Town, W Cape, SA – Odette Barrett has recently taken over the role as the Truworths ladies' shoes, bags and accessory buying manager.
They Said It
"I've followed up from here with the tracking number you gave me. They said I SHOULD ENQUIRE AGAIN NEXT WEEK. NO airmail service between SA and Namibia for more than 15 years." - Peter Meinzer, Thiel's Shoes, Windhoek, Namibia, writing on Friday. We posted him a Directory on June 26, supposedly by registered airmail. We deal with some dedicated people in the Post Office, but somehow the system just doesn't work very well.
"The heroin was neatly concealed in three packages inside the suspect’s leather briefcase." - Extract from a SARS news release on Friday about a drug bust at Cape Town International Airport. It's nice to know drug smugglers have taste - or are they the only people who can afford leather briefcases these days?
S&V Directory - Order now
The directory is ready. On sale for R450. The online version is also 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 12/07: Hides & skins prices
Hides: R1.70/kg. The domestic hide market moved positively this week with a 2.1% increase in the calculated average hide price. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies. Dorper skins: R24.00/skin. Merino skins: R38.75/skin.
15/07/1933: Joe Powell, retired, formerly Footwork, Trafalgar.
In Memoriam this week
16/07/2004: Frederick (Fred) Howard (b. 16/02/1918), King Tanning Company [closed], King William’s Town.
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Have a look at these links
We invite businesses to send us links to websites, Facebook pages and the like which they feel would be of interest to others. The links below are from our database:
Processlitho is a 100% fully black owned company. We specialize in Brochures , magazine, tri fold leaflets, posters, full colour prints & digital for short runs. Contact Abdul Alli, sales executive, 031 569 1020, firstname.lastname@example.org, 130 Malacca Rd, Red Hill, Durban.
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: July 22, 2019.