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Pierre Van Tonder
RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van TonderArticle

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

22 hours ago

DIY and home services supporting franchise industry recovery
DIY and home services supporting franchise industry recoveryArticle

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...

3 days ago

Strong and stable: First South African invests in the IWG franchise model
Strong and stable: First South African invests in the IWG franchise modelArticle

South African investors are taking notice and the first franchise deal has been signed in South Africa between a local KZN entrepreneur Cassim Khan and IWG in March 2021...

Issued by GO Content Lab 28 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Deirdre Moore, chief brand officer, Just Property
#BehindtheBrandManager: Deirdre Moore, chief brand officer, Just PropertyArticle

With a wealth of knowledge and experience behind her, Deirdre Moore leads the creative team at Just Property...

Sindy Peters 26 Apr 2021

Chicken chain Galito's continues expansion in Africa
Chicken chain Galito's continues expansion in AfricaArticle

South Africa-born food chain Galito's will soon have 20 outlets located in Kenya, as the piri-piri chicken brand eyes further growth on the African continent...

22 Apr 2021

Credit: Rack n Grill
Food truck owner rejects RocoMamas statement on 'Smash Burger' controversyArticle

A statement released by RocoMamas regarding its dispute with small business owner Muammer Kasu has been described by members of the public as "condescending" and "arrogant"...

22 Apr 2021

Credit: Rack n Grill
Smash burger dispute: Rocomamas to meet with food truck ownerArticle

RocoMamas will meet with Rack n Grill food truck owner Muammer Kasu on 20 April, after the Spur-owned burger franchise was called out for "corporate bullying tactics"...

19 Apr 2021

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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

Krispy Kreme in SA: 23 stores, 300 sales channels, 600 jobs
Krispy Kreme in SA: 23 stores, 300 sales channels, 600 jobsArticle

The brand is keeping pace with its legislated development milestones and has also established five production facilities...

7 Apr 2021

The Franchise Co offers opportunities for food entrepreneurs
The Franchise Co offers opportunities for food entrepreneursArticle

The Franchise Co has set its sights on developing a whole new category of entrepreneurs by offering a franchised mobile restaurant...

29 Mar 2021

Flexible working franchise in South Africa provides a leading edge for investors
Flexible working franchise in South Africa provides a leading edge for investorsArticle

IWG Plc has seen a 19% increase in sales of smaller flexible workspaces, driven by distributed working and employee demand to work closer to home...

Issued by GO Content Lab 26 Mar 2021

10 tips for coping with stress and anxiety as a business owner
10 tips for coping with stress and anxiety as a business ownerArticle

Retail Capital's chief brand officer, Erin Louw outlines 10 simple strategies that you can use to ease the burden of anxiety on yourself, your family and your team...

Erin Louw 18 Mar 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

Spur group to expand takeaway format following revenue slump
Spur group to expand takeaway format following revenue slumpArticle

The company is introducing drive-thru formats for its RocoMamas and Spur franchises and a drive-thru, click-and-collect option for Bento franchises...

3 Mar 2021

How to become the owner of an award-winning boutique franchise
How to become the owner of an award-winning boutique franchiseArticle

There are many misconceptions about becoming a Body20 franchise owner, the main one being that you need to be an expert in the health and fitness industry. Let's debunk some myths surrounding this role, explore tips for success and find out what makes the perfect Body20 owner...

Issued by Body20 2 Mar 2021

11 trends impacting the franchise business landscape in 2021
11 trends impacting the franchise business landscape in 2021Article

We all discovered in 2020 that we cannot predict the future. We have learnt how we can position ourselves and our businesses better for what may lie ahead. The pandemic intensified or accelerated some of the 2020 trends we predicted.

Sasha-Lee de Bod 29 Jan 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

4 reasons a business should consider franchising
4 reasons a business should consider franchisingArticle

Over the last couple of years, we have seen a sharp increase in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other forms of collaboration between entities, as owners scramble to expand, innovate and increase their overall competitive advantage in highly saturated markets...

Seani Ramabulana 14 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

Water as an instrument of economic, jobs recovery post Covid-19
Water as an instrument of economic, jobs recovery post Covid-19Article

South Africa, like most of the world, is in a deep depressive state. The economic contraction has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Dhesigen Naidoo 5 Nov 2020

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

Retail franchise PNA expands store footprint
Retail franchise PNA expands store footprintArticle

PNA, the specialist retailer of stationery, art and craft materials, educational books and related items, is growing its footprint with two new store openings in Gauteng...

16 Oct 2020

Spur appoints Val Nichas as new CEO
Spur appoints Val Nichas as new CEOArticle

Nichas is a former Famous Brands exec and will be the first woman to lead the Spur Corporation...

2 Oct 2020

Cash Crusaders launches click and collect service
Cash Crusaders launches click and collect serviceArticle

Cash Crusaders has introduced an online click and collect service, marking the first step in the roll-out of its e-commerce platform in South Africa...

9 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: Franchising for success in a challenging environment
#DoBizZA: Franchising for success in a challenging environmentArticle

Despite the devastating economic impacts of Covid-19, the franchising sector could remain a viable business investment for aspiring entrepreneurs...

Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Sep 2020

Letlhogonolo Thobejane
#WomensMonth: KFC's Nolo Thobejane on achieving QSR success in AfricaArticle

Letlhogonolo Thobejane travels across the continent overseeing restaurant operations and contributing to the success of the KFC brand in Africa...

28 Aug 2020

Franchising and the need for agility during a pandemic
Franchising and the need for agility during a pandemicArticle

The ability to quickly reconfigure strategy, structure, processes, people and technology toward value-creating and value-protecting opportunities is key to survival...

Morne Cronje 17 Aug 2020

GaliPods ignite entrepreneurship in rural and peri-urban areas
GaliPods ignite entrepreneurship in rural and peri-urban areasArticle

Galito's GaliPods store format is growing consistently, with a planned expansion rate of six per year...

14 Aug 2020

Sale price of Burger King SA renegotiated due to impact of Covid-19
Sale price of Burger King SA renegotiated due to impact of Covid-19Article

Grand Parade Investments has renegotiated the terms of the sale of its Burger King SA licence, after the Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdown shaved off R100m in value...

31 Jul 2020

Spur CEO Pierre van Tonder to retire
Spur CEO Pierre van Tonder to retireArticle

Pierre van Tonder, the long-serving chief executive officer of Spur Corporation, will retire on 31 December 2020 after 38 years of service...

21 Jul 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

Why smaller fast food outlets are part of SA's future
Why smaller fast food outlets are part of SA's futureArticle

An analysis of the South African fast food industry in 2019 showed that there was opportunity for the continued expansion of fast food outlets but that the market was beginning to saturate...

Craig Schwabe 3 Jul 2020

Cash Crusaders introduces WhatsApp service
Cash Crusaders introduces WhatsApp serviceArticle

Cash Crusaders has launched a WhatsApp service in a move to embrace technology and optimise customer interaction across the franchising business...

2 Jul 2020

Dean Kowarski, CEO of Real Foods Group
Real Foods expands Kauai, launches Free Bird and acquires Uber NutritionArticle

Real Foods Group, which lists Kauai, Nü Health Food Café and other food brands in its portfolio, has diversified during lockdown...

1 Jul 2020

Lew Geffen Estates sold to Savukazi Properties
Lew Geffen Estates sold to Savukazi PropertiesArticle

Lew Geffen Estates has been sold to Savukazi Properties, owned by Hloniphizwe and Masechaba Mtolo...

29 Jun 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

Call for comments on franchise industry code
Call for comments on franchise industry codeArticle

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) is calling for comments on the discussion document relating to the publication of the Franchise Association of South Africa Industry Code...

11 Jun 2020

What is shaping culture? From drug to Drug™ in 365 days
What is shaping culture? From drug to Drug™ in 365 daysArticle

Brett Rogers explores the edges of culture and how things are changing, providing valuable insights for brands wanting to understand who and what is shaping culture...

Brett Rogers 21 Apr 2020

Franchise Association calls for financial aid and resumption of take-aways
Franchise Association calls for financial aid and resumption of take-awaysArticle

Warning that job losses could total 75,000 as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, the Franchise Association of South Africa (Fasa) has appealed to the government to provide urgent intervention...

17 Apr 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

Taste liquidates Domino's Pizza business in South Africa
Taste liquidates Domino's Pizza business in South AfricaArticle

Taste Holdings has announced that it will voluntarily liquidate Domino's Pizza, following its failure to find a buyer for the pizza chain...

16 Mar 2020

The Galito's growth story - from Mpumalanga to Kenya and Kazakhstan
The Galito's growth story - from Mpumalanga to Kenya and KazakhstanArticle

Working from a spicy flame-grilled chicken recipe he'd developed in his family's garage, Louis Germishuys opened the first Galito's fast food outlet in Nelspruit in 1996...

Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Feb 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

SA needs entrepreneurs now more than ever
SA needs entrepreneurs now more than everArticle

South Africa needs more entrepreneurs now than ever before...

26 Feb 2020

Grand Parade sells Burger King South Africa to ECP
Grand Parade sells Burger King South Africa to ECPArticle

Grand Parade Investments has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of its interest in Burger King South Africa to Emerging Capital Partners...

19 Feb 2020

Ocean Basket eyes growth in smaller restaurant format
Ocean Basket eyes growth in smaller restaurant formatArticle

Ocean Basket's new Haasendal Gables restaurant, located in Kuils River, Cape Town, is an example of the seafood restaurant chain's new smaller store format...

11 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

Before you buy a franchise, consider the brand
Before you buy a franchise, consider the brandArticle

You can't run a successful franchise without a strong brand. Yet many franchisees don't know this and struggle to make sales because of this very problem...

22 Jan 2020

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