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South Africa

South Africa committed to reviving leather and footwear

Sep 17, 2020 / South Africa
The government of the African country has named leather and footwear as one of the sectors to focus on during the COVID-19 pandemic

South Africa starts re-opening

May 15, 2020 / South Africa
The country is now on Alert Level 4 and started to alleviate some of the measures put in place in recent weeks to fight the diffusion of Covid-19 in South Africa

Restarting manufacturing and retail should be on the way in South Africa

Apr 28, 2020 / South Africa
Following the announcement that the manufacture and retail of 'winter clothing' will be allowed from the 1st of May onwards, further details of the alleviation of the lockdown measures should be known this week

South Africa: massive disruption caused by Covid-19

Premium ContentApr 9, 2020 / South Africa
In the last few weeks, the situation aggravated in South Africa, as a full lockdown has been in place since the 27th of March and disruption has increased significantly

Foschini to stop rental payments during South Africa’s lockdown

Apr 2, 2020 / South Africa
The South African retailer said it’s stopping rental payments as it takes the hit of the coronavirus outbreak

South Africa-based Edcon struggles amid Covid-19

Mar 31, 2020 / South Africa
The clothing, footwear and textiles retailer said it won’t be able to pay suppliers and may not be able to re-open at the end of the 3-week national shutdown to fight the coronavirus spread

How Covid-19 is being felt in Africa and Latin America

Premium ContentMar 19, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
While countries in Europe seem to be in the midst of the pandemic, Africa and Latin America are facing the early stages of the Covid-19 diffusion in their territories

Woolworths changes CEO

Jan 23, 2020 / South Africa
Woolworths' CEO Ian Moir has resigned and Roy Bagattini, President of Levi Strauss' American operations will fill the position

Office completes debt restructuring

Oct 2, 2019 / United Kingdom
South-Africa based Truworths announced that it has concluded an agreement to refinance the funding for its Office footwear retailer in the UK

Truworths responds to news report about Office

Jul 9, 2019 / South Africa
In a release issued on the 2nd of July Truworths responded to a report by Sky News and clarified the impact of Office's current situation in the group's operations in Africa

Truworths to restructure Office's debt

Jul 4, 2019 / South Africa
The South African fashion retailer Truworths International confirmed its British footwear chain Office has entered debt restructuring talks with its lenders

Steinhoff acquires South African shoe retailer

Sep 9, 2016 / South Africa
The South African-based international retail holding company, agreed to buy Tekkie Town, a local shoe retailer with 302 stores. The announcement follows recent confirmation of 2 digits' growth in the company’s profit

Truworths to acquire Office

Dec 3, 2015 / United Kingdom
The South Africa-based fashion retailer is acquiring the UK footwear company for 256 million pounds

Truworths in talks to buy footwear chain Office

Sep 16, 2015 / South Africa
South African fashion retailer Truworths International confirmed the existence of talks with privately owned shoe chain Office, a British-based retailer

South Africa footwear imports with slight growth

May 19, 2014 / South Africa
In 2013 South Africa footwear imports reached 211.1 million pairs valued at 948.8 million USD, growing 4.2% and 1.1% from 2012, respectively. Exports stabilized at 2012 levels
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