S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.7 No.23, June 7 2021
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GST Seton rebrands as Pangea
Rochester Hills, Mich., U.S.A. (June 2, 2021) – Global automotive leather components producer GST Seton AutoLeather, which includes Nigel-based SA subsidiary Seton SA, last week announced that it had renamed the company Pangea Made, Inc.
Outfitters launching their own online
Pretoria, Gauteng, SA – The group of Pretoria men's outfitters trading as Modern Tailors & Outfitters, Danny's Outfitters, Hardy's Outfitters and Benares Tailors is launching its own online portal, branded Modern4U.
They Said It
"From a sales point of view we can’t complain; we would even make some profits out of it, if the Rand stops getting stronger by the day and having no problems with shipping and harbours." - Volker Gundert of leather chemicals supplier TST Agencies on business conditions.
"Load shedding. Alarm needs to be reset. How come you're up? Old age catching up?" - Agent Ian Gordon, explaining why he was responding immediately to an email at 04h00. Never mind why I was up. HIS reason for being up at that time is a sad reminder of how much has to be fixed in SA.
Directory and Calendar updates
The S&V Directory and the S&V Calendar are dynamic documents, undergoing ongoing constant updating. Readers are therefore advised to refer to them at least once a week.
Got anything you'd like to share?
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07/06/1984: Clenton Govender, Prisaan Footwear, Pinetown, KZN, SA.
In Memoriam this week
09/06/2002: Howard ‘Snowy’ Vaubell, Crown Footwear, Pinetown, KZN, SA.
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2. Botswana Pula (BWP)
3. Malawian Kwacha (MWK)
4. Zambian Kwacha (ZMW)
ABSA Agri Trends: Hides & skins prices
Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA (June 3, 2021) - The current average hide price increased by 2.4% to R7.65/kg from R7.47/kg a week ago. The current price is 1.3% higher than the average price a month ago and is 969.9% higher than the average price a year ago. Market stakeholders are noting that supplies are tightening. NB* Hide prices are determined by the average of the RMAA (Red Meat Abattoir Association) and independent companies. - Abrie Rautenbach, head Absa agribusiness, Marlene Louw, senior agricultural economist, Absa group.
Have a look at these links
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Shoe back part moulding machine. Tel 083 235 2541
News & Classifieds: Tony Dickson, +27 (0)31 209 7505, email@example.com
Next newsletter: June 14, 2021.
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