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Pick n Pay's exclusive lease agreements coming to an end

Supermarkets that are privately-owned and controlled by historically disadvantaged persons can now access letting space in all shopping centres where a Pick n Pay store has exclusivity provisions...

15 Jun 2021

Digesting the Commission's decision on Burger King deal

A ground-breaking recommendation by the Competition Commission to the Tribunal to prohibit the proposed sale of Burger King SA to a US private equity firm will have severe consequences for the future of M&A transactions...

By Robert Wilson and Shawn van der Meulen 4 Jun 2021

Sale of Burger King SA blocked due to lack of Black shareholding

The Competition Commission has prohibited the takeover of Burger King South Africa by Emerging Capital Partners Africa, due to a lack of BEE shareholding in the acquiring firm...

2 Jun 2021

First Spur Drive Thru restaurant opens in SA

Spur Steak Ranches has opened its first Drive Thru restaurant, appealing to customers looking for safe and more convenient ways to grab their favourite meals...

1 Jun 2021

Commission suggests blocking R1bn acquisition of The Building Company

The Competition Commission has recommended to the Competition Tribunal that the proposed takeover of Pepkor's hardware company The Building Company by Cashbuild be prohibited...

31 May 2021

South Africa's Mr Price resumes final dividend after strong H2

South Africa's Mr Price said on Thursday it would pay a final dividend after full-year profit rose 1.9% on a strong second half...

By Nqobile Dludla 27 May 2021

How to boost franchisee relations through digital communications

With the franchising sector contributing close to 13.9% to the country's GDP and employing close to a million people, according to a FASA 2019 survey, at its heart, franchising is all about the spirit of entrepreneurship...

25 May 2021

KFC launches new spot advertising spicy zinger nuggets

KFC South Africa is bringing the heat with a new spot to launch its spicy zinger nuggets...

20 May 2021

Nando's launches music video celebrating its employees

Since the start of the pandemic in South Africa, many have been feeling isolated and stressed about the uncertainty of the times we live in...

By Emily Stander 17 May 2021

Pierre Van Tonder remembered for valuable contribution to franchising

The board and members of the Franchise Association of South Africa (Fasa) have extended their condolences to the family and colleagues of Pierre Van Tonder after he passed away on Sunday, 9 May.

12 May 2021

RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van Tonder

Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening...

10 May 2021

DIY and home services supporting franchise industry recovery

The news that listed group Italtile expects its full-year earnings to surge by 70% is an impressive business growth story in the midst of a pandemic...

7 May 2021

Italtile CEO Jan Potgieter to retire, Lance Foxcroft named successor

Italtile's chief executive officer, Jan Potgieter, will be retiring on 31 December 2021 and emigrating to Europe...

4 May 2021

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