S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.5 No.40, October 7, 2019
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Good news last week
Financial commentator Alec Hogg says the situation in SA is improving - we just need to be patient. With that in mind, 2 articles that appeared last week:
Retail last week
Comment from 3 retailers on Saturday
SARS releases trade statistics for August
Pretoria, Gauteng, SA (September 30, 2019) – The SA Revenue Service (SARS) has released trade statistics for August 2019. These include trade data with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho and Namibia.
Full descriptions of the above chapters:
SABS simplifies technical committees
Pretoria, Gauteng, SA – The SA Bureau of Standards (SABS) has amalgamated 2 footwear technical committees, SABS/TC 216, Footwear, and SABS/TC 137, Footwear sizing designation and marking systems. The combined committee will be called SABS/TC 137, Footwear including sizing designation and marking systems.
Stock Exchange News Service (SENS) releases
Steinhoff - Pepkor Europe rebranded
Cape Town, W Cape, SA (September 30, 2019) – Shareholders of the Company are advised that Pepkor Europe, the fast-growing multi-format pan-European discount variety retailer, has renamed to Pepco Group, directly linking the business to its market leading Central Europe operations - PEPCO.
Truworths - no change statement and AGM notice
Cape Town, W Cape, SA (September 30, 2019) – Further to the audited preliminary report published on the JSE's Stock Exchange News Service ("SENS") on 15 August 2019 in respect of the Group's audited results for the 52 week period ended 30 June 2019, Truworths advises that its 2019 integrated annual report, which incorporates a summary of the Group's audited annual financial statements for the period, is scheduled to be published by today Monday, 30 September 2019, on the Group's website: www.truworthsinternational.com.
TFG - Doug Murray appointed director
Cape Town, W Cape, SA (October 1, 2019) – The Board announced the appointment of Doug Murray, the former CEO of the Group, as a non-executive director of the company with effect from 1 October 2019. Shareholders were further advised that Doug will serve as a member of the Group's Risk Committee and as an invitee to the Group's Audit Committee. Doug will also serve on the Group's UK and Australian subsidiaries' boards and committees.
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – Former GM of the Edgars chain at Edgars Stores Ltd in Zimbabwe, Lesley Williams, left at the end of June. She is setting up an agency company and consultancy. Her email is email@example.com.
They Said It
"Oh yay. I know more people on the birthday list than the in memoriam ..... so I'm not that old!!" - Beverley Phillips, former company manager's PA at Bata SA/Futura Footwear.
"Just so that you know, the factory closes at 1.00 pm on a Friday whilst some of us linger longer. I left at 4.00pm." - Dick Whittington Shoes MD Arveen Boodhoo, when told I had tried to contact him on a Friday afternoon. And when I said there was still at least one poor soul still there after he left, he added: "My son had her chained [to her desk]. That is why I had to leave so hurriedly."
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ABSA Agri Trends 27/09: Hides & skins prices
Dorper skins were R25.00/skin and merinos skins were R35.50/skin. - Wessel Lemmer, senior agricultural economist, Absa Group. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies.
07/10/1969: Gunnar Halbich, Paul Moeller & Co, Cape Town.
In Memoriam this week
08/10/2011: Johannes Antonius Olde-Olthof (b. 11/10/1928), Tarzan Shoes, Tulbagh.
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