“You can be Assured of our Quality” – Sausage Saloon

The franchise business system of duplication necessitates strict standards, norms and principles – both in service and product – and can be seen in the self-monitoring and standard setting of many of the food franchises. Sausage Saloon Franchising which has been around for over twenty years, places great store in the quality of their products … Read more

FASA’s 2018 International Franchise & Entrepreneur Expo Takes the Lead in Economic Growth

On the back of the positivity of the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as our new President and his past involvement in franchising, and with the economy growing by 1,3% in 2017, exceeding National Treasury’s expectation of 1,0%, entrepreneurship and small business is once again taking centre stage. FASA’s International Franchise & Entrepreneur Expo taking place … Read more

Business Going Strong in South Africa

Fintech start-up Lulalend released some interesting statistics at the end of last year on what happens in an average business day across South Africa.  Read about this and more in the Feb/March issue of Your Business Magazine which focuses on being more innovative and surviving and thriving in 2018. 7.8 million people get ready for … Read more

Hot Dog Cafe Weighs in on Listeriosis Outbreak

Following the Listeriosis Outbreak Press Conference held by the Department of Health on the 4th March 2018, Hot Dog Cafe (Pty) Ltd confirms that no processed meat products within the Hot Dog cafe brand is supplied by Enterprise or Rainbow. Neither Hot Dog Cafe nor its suppliers are one of the affected meat processing plants … Read more

You are Invited!

You are invited To the first SBI #SMEIndaba for 2018 that will be held at the Bryanston Country Club on Wednesday 14 March. Our panels will discuss the political economy, what’s going on in government, and the entrepreneurs will offer their energetic formulas for turning challenges into opportunities. Date:    Wednesday 14 March 2018 Time:    08:30 … Read more

SARS Tax Incentive for the Franchise Sector

FASA is proud to announce the launch of the first Section 12J Venture Capital Company (FASA VCC) for the franchise sector, to be utilised exclusively by accredited members. What this means is that FASA will now be offering its current/new members an opportunity to utilize the FASA VCC in order to attract prospective franchisees. FASA … Read more

Franchising Sector Ready to Lend a Hand

The SONA speech by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his commitment to supporting small business and entrepreneurship has been welcomed by Tony Da Fonseca, the Franchise Association of South Africa’s Chairman, who in 2017 had already met with the chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee for Trade & Industry to pave the way for greater co-operation … Read more

KFC Turns Crisis into a Clever Apology

According to reports in the Evening Standard, when KFC in the United Kingdom temporarily ran out of chicken due to operational issues with a new delivery provider, forcing it to close 700 of its 900 branches, they didn’t try to hide the crisis.  Some quick thinking from their communications experts saw them take out a … Read more

KFC Pilots Renewable Energy in Port Elizabeth

Quick service restaurant chain KFC has taken its first steps into the energy conservation space by announcing its first solar energy restaurants in Port Elizabeth, powered by Solar Africa. The idea was brought to life by KFC franchisee, AKM Foods, which currently owns 34 restaurants across the Eastern Cape. The solar panels were installed in … Read more

FASA Award Winner Nanou N’SA of Hot Dog Cafe Visits the USA

If you ever wondered how a franchise brand manages to uphold the same standards of product and service through all its branches, look no further than their teams of Field Service Consultants who monitor and advise franchisees on running their businesses effectively and profitably.  The Franchise Association of South Africa, as part of their annual … Read more