Book for Financial Management Training Course

If you are in business and need a helping hand don’t miss this 2-day Financial Management Training Course conducted by training specialists Franchize Directions. This practical, unintimidating course will empower you to prepare, analyse and discuss: Income Statements Cash Flow vs Profitability Breakeven Analysis Benchmarking examples Balance Sheet Ratio Analysis   DATE: 18TH & 19TH … Read more

Franchising in Nigeria with FASA

It is widely known that Nigeria is a vast country with a large population. What appears to be less well understood is the FACT that Nigeria offers incredible business opportunities. Need proof? Yes, the country has its problems but, given the current political and economic upheavals playing out across the globe, which country hasn’t?  By … Read more

A Dream Come True – Marcia Maleho’s Journey with Hot Dog Cafe

Taking on a cook’s job in the canteen at Makro, Polokwane, Marcia Maleho never in her wildest dreams thought she would one day own her own franchise.  Approached by Hot Dog Cafe management with the idea of becoming a Hot Dog Café franchisee, Marcia remembers that day as if it were yesterday. “Deep down I … Read more

Good News! We’ve Moved out of Recession & South African Franchising Continues to Grow

With Statistics South Africa confirming that the country moved out of recession in the second quarter of the year after the economy expanded an annualized 2.5% in the second quarter of this year and with FASA’s annual survey showing the sector contributing 13.3% to GDP (compared to 11.6% in 2016), there seems to be light … Read more

Attend FASA’s Pretoria Franchise Seminar

Despite the sluggish economy, FASA’s recent Franchise Survey, sponsored by Sanlam, shows that the growth in the franchise industry remains positive.  Franchisees surveyed are optimistic about the growth of their businesses and 80% of them would not hesitate to recommend the purchase of a same-brand franchise to others. If you are interested in getting into … Read more

Fournews Buys 50% of Hello Tomato

Fournews Franchise Group, which owns successful brands News Cafe, Moyo, Brooklyn Brothers and Krispy Kreme has acquired a 50% share in Hello Tomato, a brand specializing in pizza and pasta owned by John & Gerry’s Brands, which started and successfully grew the Europe and Fego Cafe brands to 60 stores in South Africa. Hello Tomato … Read more

Sponsor Sanlam Tracks Planning Provisions & Continuity in the Sector

Sanlam, the sponsor of the FASA Franchise Surveys and a strong supporter both of the franchise business system and of the role that the Franchise Association of South Africa plays in nurturing the growth of the sector and instilling high ethical standards, also tracks the continuity and planning provisions that franchisors and franchisees make as … Read more

Franchising Doing Great Things in a Tight Economy

That was how Tony Da Fonseca, FASA’s Chairman described the franchise sector’s performance following the release of the association’s annual survey on franchising. Despite trying socio-economic conditions, political uncertainty and tough trading conditions, the franchise sector has held its own over the past four years growing its contribution to the country GDP from 9.7% in … Read more

Cash Crusaders – Southern Africa’s Biggest Secondhand Retailer

We are Southern Africa’s biggest secondhand retailer With the opening of our 207th store in Southern Africa, Cash Crusaders has proved once again to be a franchising powerhouse.The store, located in Lydenburg, follows several new store openings across the country, including Vryheid, Robertson, the Raslouw Lifestyle Centre, Thembisa and Parow Arcade. The right fit for any … Read more

FASA and Proudly SA forge Ties & Offer Membership Discount

With over 90 percent of franchises in South Africa home-grown, it was a logical step for the Franchise Association of South Africa to be a strong proponent of Proudly SA. “Franchising is represented in almost every industry sector – from FMCG, real estate, education, retail and business to business,” says Tony Da Fonseca, FASA’s Chairman. … Read more