South African Wool Board

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The South African Wool Board was constituted in 1946[1] as an independent and non-profit making statutory board under the Wool Act (Act No 19 of 1946) in response to the rapid rise synthetic replacements for natural wool fibre. It was wound up in 1997.


Improve marketing research, advertising and technical research of South Africa's wool and wool textiles.


The board was founded in 1946 under the Wool Act (Act No 19 of 1946).[2] In 1972 the Wool Commission was merged with it.[3] It was wound up in 1997.[4]


It was funded by a levy imposed on all wool sales in the Union of South Africa.

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  1. ^ State of South Africa; Economic, Financial and Statistical Yearbook for the Union of South Africa. Da Gama Publishers. 1965. p. 182. 
  2. ^ Handbook for Farmers in South Africa: Agriculture and related services. Government Printer. 1957. p. 292. 
  3. ^ Industrial Fibres: A Review of Production, Trade, Consumption and Prices Relating to Wool, Cotton, Man-made Fibres, Silk, Flax, Jute, Hard Fibres and Other Hemps, Mohair and Coir. Commonwealth Secretariat. 1973. p. 52. 
  4. ^ Industry and Trade Summary: Wool and Related Animal Hair. DIANE Publishing. 1998. p. 31. ISBN 9781457824913. 

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