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Unique Ostrich Leather Attache Case for Russian Leader

8 September 2006

The South African Ostrich Business Chamber (SAOBC) donated an ostrich leather attachť case to President Vladimir Putin of Russia during his recent visit to South Africa. The Minister for Agriculture in the Western Cape Province, Cobus Dowry, presented the case to Putin (photograph).

The CEO of the SAOBC, Anton Kruger said that the motivation for donating this case was to be found in the historic significance of this visit, as well as the potential market for ostrich products in Russia.

Ostrich leather is durable, exotic, and unique and is used in the manufacturing of clothing, shoes, fashion items and upholstery (including motor vehicles).

South Africa is the world leader in terms of ostrich production as well as the technology to process ostrich leather-, meat and feathers, making these quite sought after items.

Source: South African Ostrich Business Chamber

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