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Coming out of the Covid crisis a stronger franchiseArticle

Where there is a crisis, there are opportunities, and the franchise industry is implementing the hard lessons gained from the pandemic to chart a prosperous future...

16 Apr 2021

Franchise sector prepared to help rebuild economy, says new Fasa chair
Franchise sector prepared to help rebuild economy, says new Fasa chairArticle

Pertunia Sibanyoni, CEO of InspectaCar, has been appointed as the new chair of Franchise Association of South Africa (Fasa) for 2021/2022...

16 Mar 2021

Franchise Association voices support for SA restaurant industry
Franchise Association voices support for SA restaurant industryArticle

The Franchise Association of South Africa has stated its support to the Restaurant Association of South Africa and the Federated Hospitality Association...

28 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Franchising post-Covid - 5 trends to watch
#BizTrends2021: Franchising post-Covid - 5 trends to watchArticle

The franchise industry has proven itself to be resilient, innovative and collaborative, which is why it still survives. But it will need all these qualities, and more, to weather and adapt to what will continue to be a testing time...

Morne Cronje 5 Jan 2021

Bendeta Gordon
Big franchise brands not better off during the pandemicArticle

Excessive reliance on retail infrastructure, insufficient investment in digitisation and poor delivery capability is severely impacting franchised networks...

Bendeta Gordon 2 Nov 2020

Franchises work to weather fallout of Covid-19
Franchises work to weather fallout of Covid-19Article

Fasa reports that many of its members are re-strategising and reshaping their businesses to incorporate smaller stores, 'dark kitchens' and online trading...

20 Jul 2020

SA's franchise industry begins long road to recovery
SA's franchise industry begins long road to recoveryArticle

From negotiating rental relief with landlords and royalty fees with franchisors to asking for relaxed loan repayments with banks, franchise operators continue their battle to survive the lockdown...

11 Jun 2020

Spur suspends fees to help soften Covid-19 blow to franchisees
Spur suspends fees to help soften Covid-19 blow to franchiseesArticle

To help support its franchisees during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Spur Corporation suspended franchise fees for the second half of March and the whole of April...

3 Apr 2020

Fasa hopeful franchise sector will bounce back post-lockdown
Fasa hopeful franchise sector will bounce back post-lockdownArticle

The Franchise Association of South Africa says one of franchising's biggest attributes is its ability to adapt and innovate...

26 Mar 2020

A recipe for success from KFC's top franchisee Burt Gunning
A recipe for success from KFC's top franchisee Burt GunningArticle

Burt Gunning is the guy to take your cue from when it comes to running a successful franchise business...

Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Feb 2020

8th Franchise Leadership Summit set for Johannesburg in March
8th Franchise Leadership Summit set for Johannesburg in MarchArticle

Guided by the theme 'agility accelerates growth', FNB is hosting the 8th Franchise Leadership Summit on 3 March 2020 at Montecasino, Johannesburg.

28 Jan 2020

The job-generating, economy-boosting benefits of franchising
The job-generating, economy-boosting benefits of franchisingArticle

South Africa's National Development Plan (NDP) expresses an important aspiration: by 2030, 90% of all jobs should be created by small, medium and micro enterprises...

9 Sep 2019

How to expand your SA franchise into the rest of Africa
How to expand your SA franchise into the rest of AfricaArticle

According to the latest survey from Fasa, 39% of franchisors have businesses in Africa, outside South African borders. This is equivalent to 1,775 stores in the SA franchise population...

12 Aug 2019

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Fasa welcomes private sector support from governmentArticle

The Franchise Association of South Africa says it's encouraged by the positive and committed attitude and concrete steps taken by the government to partner with the private sector...

24 Jul 2019

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What you need to know before investing in a food franchiseArticle

Despite the significantly lower failure rate of fast food franchises compared to other businesses, there are important factors that entrepreneurs should consider to increase their chances of success...

11 Jun 2019

Akhona Qengqe, transformation director, KFC and chairperson of Fasa.
New Fasa chair wants to grow and empower SME and franchise sectorArticle

New Fasa chair, Akhona Qengqe says growing and empowering the SME and franchise sector will be at the centre of her tenure as chair of the Franchise Association for 2019 and 2020...

4 Apr 2019

#BizTrends2019: Pick up on developing trends to stay at the top of your game
#BizTrends2019: Pick up on developing trends to stay at the top of your gameArticle

Electioneering in 2019 is sure to take up much focus and energy and while I understand that elections come around every 4 years, I wish we could do without them...

Vera Valasis 10 Jan 2019

How to find the right franchise opportunity for you
How to find the right franchise opportunity for youArticle

Several years of strong sectoral growth combined with business opportunities that are often backed by an investor safety net is making franchising the top choice for many who want to own their own business...

Richard Mukheibir 7 Nov 2018

Fasa signs MoU with Small Business Institute
Fasa signs MoU with Small Business InstituteArticle

The Franchise Association of South Africa has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Small Business Institute...

26 Oct 2018

Job creation is a team effort
Job creation is a team effortArticle

The franchise sector continues to grow healthily, according to the survey results recently released by Fasa. That sounds as if we should be in a good position to answer the president's call to create jobs...

Richard Mukheibir 15 Oct 2018

Newly launched Food Franchise Forum to represent SA's vital food sector
Newly launched Food Franchise Forum to represent SA's vital food sectorArticle

The Franchise Association of South Africa (Fasa) has announced the establishment of a Food Franchise Forum representing the majority of the household names in the casual dining and quick service restaurants sector...

18 Jul 2018

Promising future for franchising sector highlighted at Fasa events
Promising future for franchising sector highlighted at Fasa eventsArticle

Despite ten years of crippling economic and political setbacks, the franchise sector in South Africa has continued to grow, despite challenging conditions...

11 Jul 2018

Robust franchising opportunities to be highlighted at FASA events
Robust franchising opportunities to be highlighted at FASA eventsArticle

With the economy showing a positive growth for the coming year and public and business sentiment more positive, FASA is poised to spearhead initiatives and events that will nurture entrepreneurship...

24 May 2018

Franchising sector heeds Ramaphosa's call to encourage entrepreneurship, job creation
Franchising sector heeds Ramaphosa's call to encourage entrepreneurship, job creationArticle

The SONA speech by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his commitment to supporting small business and entrepreneurship has been welcomed by FASA chairman Tony Da Fonseca...

5 Mar 2018

Top franchising trends for 2018
Top franchising trends for 2018Article

2017 has been a very tough year for businesses and consumers. However, according to Morne Cronje, head of franchising at FNB Business, the franchise sector continues to perform well...

30 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Is franchising future-proof?
#BizTrends2018: Is franchising future-proof?Article

Modern-day franchising has been with us since the mid-1950s when it made its presence felt in the USA. Subsequently, expansion was swift and within a few short years, the concept had conquered the world.

Tony Da Fonseca 18 Dec 2017

FASA survey measures franchisee success and satisfaction
FASA survey measures franchisee success and satisfactionArticle

The Franchise Association of South Africa has surveyed franchisees to find out how they are faring and what their challenges are...

20 Oct 2017

What's at the heart of franchise sector growth?
What's at the heart of franchise sector growth?Article

Over the past four years, the franchising sector has displayed resilience, consistently growing its contribution to the country's GDP from 9.7% in 2014 to 13.3%...

16 Oct 2017

Franchise survey results show growth, but uncertainty
Franchise survey results show growth, but uncertaintyArticle

The latest franchise survey shows growth in the franchise sector despite challenging economic conditions, but optimism about continuing growth has dropped...

4 Sep 2017

Fasa collaborates to effect transformation in franchise sector
Fasa collaborates to effect transformation in franchise sectorArticle

Over the past few years, Fasa members have worked closely with government to effect transformation in the sector...

15 Aug 2017

Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?
Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?Article

The appeal of franchising is widespread. While other businesses often struggle to keep a positive cash flow in times of stunted economic activity, franchising remains resilient...

Sybrand Bezuidenhout 24 Jul 2017

Franchising can stave off unemployment
Franchising can stave off unemploymentArticle

According to Statistics SA, 48,000 South Africans lost their jobs in the first quarter of 2017. The franchising sector makes it one of the few robust industries...

13 Jul 2017

Awards for Excellence in Franchising winners announced
Awards for Excellence in Franchising winners announcedArticle

As part of its annual Franchise Business Festival, the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) held its Awards for Excellence in Franchising...

6 Jul 2017

Tenacity, innovation key themes at FASA's 2017 convention
Tenacity, innovation key themes at FASA's 2017 conventionArticle

The 2017 Franchise Convention, taking place on 29 June at the Kyalami Expo & Convention Centre is the lead up to the Absa Franchise Business Festival...

20 Jun 2017

Innovative franchising can tackle rising unemployment
Innovative franchising can tackle rising unemploymentArticle

The Statistics SA Quarterly Labour Force Survey shows that unemployment is rising to a 14-year high, with 27.1% of the population without a job...

7 Jun 2017

Select franchises that are FASA-accredited
Select franchises that are FASA-accreditedArticle

There are over 750 business systems in South Africa claiming to be franchises, of which a large number are not accredited members of FASA...

11 May 2017

Characteristics of successful franchisees
Characteristics of successful franchiseesArticle

To be a top performing franchise takes a little more than following the beaten path and there are certain characteristics that separate the best franchisees...

1 Mar 2017

Franchising outlook - challenges to face and sectors to watch
Franchising outlook - challenges to face and sectors to watchArticle

The franchising sector has found its way through the slow economy with industries such as the fast food segment showing growth in 2016...

8 Feb 2017

FASA releases results of Franchisee Satisfaction Survey
FASA releases results of Franchisee Satisfaction SurveyArticle

The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) has released the results of its Franchisee Satisfaction Survey, in which a high level of franchisee satisfaction...

7 Feb 2017

#BizTrends2017: Local franchise trends for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Local franchise trends for 2017Article

South Africa's economy is under significant pressure and does not promise a great deal of progress for business or consumers – with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicting only 0.8% growth...

Dumisani Bengu 11 Jan 2017

Franchise survey shows that franchising is a sound business format
Franchise survey shows that franchising is a sound business formatArticle

The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA)'s fourth independent survey, sponsored by Sanlam, shows a business sector that continues to grow despite challenging economic conditions...

23 Sep 2016

SA franchise sector continues to grow
SA franchise sector continues to growArticle

The various international retail chain store brands entering the South African market is a positive indicator for the country and highlights the opportunity that South Africa offers to international investors, despite the flurry of negative perceptions around the current local economy, according to Jeremy Lang, regional GM of Business Partners...

28 Apr 2016

FASA award winners recognised
FASA award winners recognisedArticle

The franchise sector continues to be a major player in the South African economy with steady growth shown even through tough trading conditions...

11 Apr 2016

Ethel Nyembe
SA franchising outlook positive for 2016Article

The economy may be under pressure and consumers may be spending less, but the outlook for franchising remains strong for 2016, with increasing competition and the entry of new players expected to offer franchisees new opportunities, says Ethel Nyembe, head of small enterprise of Standard Bank...

22 Jan 2016

Franchise sector withstands tough economic climate
Franchise sector withstands tough economic climateArticle

According to the latest research from the Franchise Association of South Africa, 90% of franchisors say they are optimistic about future growth in their businesses...

4 Sep 2015

Franchisee sought for restaurant on iconic Soweto site
Franchisee sought for restaurant on iconic Soweto siteArticle

According to Standard Bank, the franchise sector currently contributes nearly 10% towards South Africa's GDP. The urban African dining restaurant Moyo joined this dynamic sector and made a robust comeback, under the direction of Fournews, while emerging from a business rescue plan implemented in 2013...

26 Aug 2015

Attracting and selecting the right franchisee - the key for success
Attracting and selecting the right franchisee - the key for successArticle

Recruiting quality franchisees is becoming increasingly essential for every franchise business, as the wrong fit can seriously damage the reputation of the franchise...

14 Jul 2015

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