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The Footwear Industry in South Africa 2016

  • February 2016
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  • 216 pages

The South African Footwear Industry: This report focuses on the manufacture, wholesale and retail of footwear in South Africa, a sector that is valued at approximately R43bn. As with most manufacturing sectors in the country, a lack of competitiveness has resulted in South Africa becoming a net importer of shoes. 77% of all footwear is imported, with 90% of all imports originating from China. Although less than a quarter of domestic demand is met by local production, figures improved marginally in volume terms and imports decreased almost 7% during 2014.


Government Support: Government incentives introduced in 2010 as part of the DTI’s Clothing and Textile Competitiveness Programme (CTCP) have enabled footwear manufacturers to upgrade equipment, skills and processes. Department of Trade and Industry figures indicate that as at 31 March 2015 R3.7bn had been approved under the sector’s Competitiveness Improvement Programme (CIP) and R2.6bn had been disbursed since 2010. As a result of these investments there have been improvements in competitiveness, some jobs have been saved, others created and 22 new factories in the leather and footwear sector have opened. The most recent statistics available for 2014 show that there are 184 footwear manufacturers that employ 11,157 people.



Report Coverage:

The report on the South African Footwear Industry evaluates the domestic industry, government attempts to stimulate local manufacture and factors influencing the sector’s success. The report profiles 59 companies active in the manufacture, import, wholesale and retail of footwear. Included are the main retailers as well as manufacturer and wholesaler, Michelle Footwear (Pty) Ltd t/a Froggie, which manufactures approximately 240,000 pairs of shoes per annum and employs 244 people. Also profiled are two new footwear groups, the BBF Safety Footwear Group (Pty) Ltd and the Bolton Footwear Group, which were formed after the acquisition of the footwear and leather division of Steinhoff International Holdings subsidiary, Kap Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd which included Jordan Shoes, Wayne Plastics, United Fram Footwear and Mossop-Western Leathers.

Table Of Contents

The Footwear Industry in South Africa 2016
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 19
4.1. Local 19
4.2. Corporate Actions 22
4.2.1. Regulations 23
4.2.2. Enterprise and Social Economic Development 25
4.3. Continental 26
4.4. International 28
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 30
5.1. Economic Environment 30
5.2. Government Support 32
5.3. Labour 32
5.4. Technology, Research and Development (RandD) and Innovation 35
5.5. Environmental Concerns 36
5.6. Cyclicality 37
6. COMPETITION 37
6.1. Barriers to Entry 38
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 40
8. OUTLOOK 40
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 41
10. REFERENCES 41
10.1. Publications 41
10.2. Websites 42
APPENDIX 1 43
Government Support Programmes 43
COMPANY PROFILES 46
ADIDAS (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 46
ALDO US INC 49
ASMALL AND SONS (PTY) LTD 51
AST SAFETYWEAR CC 53
AVI LTD 55
B AND J MELTZ (PTY) LTD 59
BATA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 61
BBF SAFETY GROUP (PTY) LTD 63
BIG BLUE 66
BLUE FALCON 188 TRADING (PTY) LTD 69
BMT STREETFEVER CC 77
BOLTON FOOTWEAR (PTY) LTD 80
CAPE UNION MART INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 83
CAPRINI FOOTWEAR (PTY) LTD 88
CHIC SHOE MANUFACTURERS (PTY) LTD 90
CITY EXPRESS STORES (PTY) LTD 92
CORRIDA SHOES (PTY) LTD 94
CROWN FOOTWEAR (PTY) LTD 96
DICK WHITTINGTON SHOES (PTY) LTD 98
DENED CC 100
EDCON LTD 102
EDDELS SHOES (PTY) LTD 106
FAST FOX FOOTWEAR (PTY) LTD 108
FOSCHINI RETAIL GROUP (PTY) LTD 110
FRAME LEISURE TRADING (PTY) LTD 113
FRANCO CECCATO (PTY) LTD 115
FUTURA FOOTWEAR LTD 117
HI-TEC SPORTS DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 120
HOLDSPORT LTD 122
HOUSE OF BUSBY (PTY) LTD (THE) 126
HOUSE OF MONATIC (PTY) LTD 129
JADE E-SERVICES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 131
JUDY'S PRIDE FASHIONS (PTY) LTD 133
LA GROUP (PTY) LTD 135
LABORA SHOES (PTY) LTD 137
MASSMART HOLDINGS LTD 139
MODEL EXTENSION (PTY) LTD 144
MICHELLE FOOTWEAR (PTY) LTD 146
MOREGOLF (PTY) LTD 148
MR PRICE GROUP LTD 151
NIKE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 156
OLYMPIC-FLAIR (PTY) LTD 158
ONSHELF INVESTMENTS SEVENTY THREE (PTY) LTD 160
PALM FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURERS (PTY) LTD 162
PEPKOR HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 164
PEPKOR RETAIL (PTY) LTD 168
PICK N PAY RETAILERS (PTY) LTD 172
PUMA SPORTS DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 176
QUEENSPARK (PTY) LTD 178
RAGE DISTRIBUTION (PTY) LTD 182
RAMPAR TRADING (PTY) LTD 184
REBEL SAFETYGEAR (PTY) LTD 186
RETAILABILITY (PTY) LTD 188
REXVIEW INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 190
ROWMOOR INVESTMENTS NO 329 (PTY) LTD 192
SHEZI INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 194
SHOPRITE HOLDINGS LTD 196
SMILEY'S FOOTWEAR (PTY) LTD 202
TEKKIE TOWN (PTY) LTD 204
TRUWORTHS LTD 207
WOOLWORTHS (PTY) LTD 210

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