Government’s strategic development of the industry culminated in the development of the Customised Sector Programme (CSP), which was approved in 2008. Footwear and Leather Goods Sector Development Strategy 2008 (Download) One of the main programmes is the establishment of Regional Clusters and a National Cluster. This development has emanated from the programme identified in the CSP as a Sector Resource Centre. SAFLIA is currently working with the dti on the establishment of these Clusters.
This development has emanated from the programme identified in the CSP as a Sector Resource Centre.....
SAFLIA does not participate directly in training. This is normally done in-house by the manufacturers’. SAFLIA is involved however in representing the industry on various Fibre Processing & Manufacturing (FP&M) SETA Committees....
SAFLIA Representation on the FP&M Seta Committees
Corporate Governance & Strategic Committee
Jirka Vymetal, SAFLIA Executive Director
Quality Assurance Committee
Jai Deepnarain, Eddels
Roshan Bharath, Dick Whittington Shoes
The government primarily the Department of Trade & Industry (dti) provide a range of incentives for industry. The most significant one for the footwear sector is the Clothing & Textile Competitive Improvement Programme (CTCIP), which provides for Clustering and a Production Incentive, which is linked to value added.
It is important to note that the Footwear, Leather & General Goods Sectors are included in this incentive....