S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.6 No.17, April 27, 2020
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Restarting manufacturing and retail: Details expected this week
Cape Town, W Cape, SA – Following the announcement that the manufacture and retail of 'winter clothing' will be allowed from May 1, a Government Gazette spelling out the conditions is expected to be published this week.
UIF: Few payments to Leather Bargaining Council employers so far
Several manufacturers have said they have yet to receive money from the UIF for their employees.
Palm Footwear: Making masks
Durban, KZN, SA – Palm Footwear has begun making non-medical masks, and prepared a video to promote it. MD Rajeev Pattundeen sent this clip, noting: Sharing our home made clip with you. We just had to get stuck in.
Stock Exchange News Service (SENS)
Steinhoff: Update on Covid-19
Stellenbosch, W Cape, SA (April 20, 2020) – Steinhoff International Holdings is today providing a further update on the impact of Covid- 19 on Group trading and the expected timetable for publishing the audited Group Annual Report for 2019 and holding the AGM.
SAFLEC arranges Zoom Cloud Trend Seminars via Arsutoria.
SAFLEC press release
They Said It
"I prefer to read the other guys' news." - Dinesh Kalyan, Allan Edwards, Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA, asked about retail trading conditions.
"The problem is the first 2 characters of my ID number..." - The Sweatshop's Jax Snyman, referring to his age and supposed greater vulnerability to that disease. For the record, he's 65.
Val Barnes, formerly with the Edcon Group's quality department based in Durban, died in Southampton Hospital in the UK of Covid-19 on April 18, according to her son, Neil Barnes, of importer Millbrook Trading.
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. - Conce Moraba, agricultural economist, Absa group.
27/04/1944: Kelly Smith, agent.
In Memoriam this week
30/04/2012: Ebrahim Aboo (b. 07/08/1948), MG Shoes [closed], Pietermaritzburg.
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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:
Groundcover Leather Company is a small footwear and bag manufacturing factory based in KZN Midlands. We are doing high quality stitch down footwear, bags, belts, and other accessories. We are presently looking for reps in all areas of South Africa except KZN. Anyone interested, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: May 4, 2020.