S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.6 No.13, March 30, 2020
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Covid-19: DTIC notifications to manufacturers
Pretoria, Gauteng, SA (March 27, 2020) – Dr Jaywant Irkhede, Director: Leather & Footwear at the Department of Trade, Industry & Competition (DTIC), on Thursday and Friday forwarded a string of announcements to industry associations, export councils, the national and sub-national clusters, unions and the National Bargaining Council, requesting further dissemination to their members in the leather, leather goods and footwear value chains. The announcements covered the government's reaction to the pandemic, various gazettes related to shutdown regulations, supporting guidelines and their relevance to our industries. His contact details are 0663012044, email@example.com.
Stock Exchange News Service (SENS)
Mr Price - Covid-19 update
Durban, KZN, SA (March 26, 2020) – As a company with wide-reaching influence in South Africa, we are committed to uniting with all citizens to protect the well-being of the nation. We feel the responsibility to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak in a manner that meets the level of urgency that the Government has requested.
Trade Fair updates
Announcement by APLF
Ermelo, Mpumalanga, SA – Men's outfitter Academy Outfitters will be closing in a few months, proprietor Hurshvaden Vallabh said last week. He will be retiring.
And now the good news...(there's always some)
Various reports say Eskom isn't expecting load shedding during the lockdown. April and May are critical pre-winter maintenance months for Eskom, so let's hope it puts a proposal to government to allow it to redouble its maintenance programme during this unexpected low demand period.
They Said It
"I’m still working from home and are now more busy than ever." - Leather technician Manie Strydom, Buckman, on the lockdown.
"Right now there are other issues to worry about. Like the beer virus." - Leather agent and Mexican beer lover Hugo Zuanni, Leather Link, Cape Town, W Cape, SA, on taking on a new project.
Got anything you'd like to share?
Do you have any suggestions, comments or experiences about the lockdown that you'd like to share with the industry? We will publish the throughout the lockdown, so please let us know. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updating the 2020 S&V Directory
I am using the lockdown to complete the 2020 edition of the S&V Directory. Something productive you could do with your lockdown time is to let me know if you have moved, had any other address or staff changes in the last 12 months. Please mail to email@example.com.
2020 Trade Fairs Another essential service from S&V
Please note that we have updated most 2020 trade fairs and conferences on our website, linked to their websites: http://www.svmag.co.za/events
ABSA Agri Trends: Hides & skins prices
Hide prices (March 25, 2020) - Please note: We will not be sending out any hide reports for the next 3 weeks due to the lockdown period. The hide markets will be closed.
30/03/1946: Sarel Broodryk, retired, formerly Exotan, Port Elizabeth.
In Memoriam this week
31/03/2016: Peter Edmeades (b. 19/07/1950), Rebel Safety Gear, Germiston.
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Next newsletter: April 6, 2020.