Is Online Delivery Helping to Sustain South Africa’s Fast Food Industry?

Whether it’s a weekend temptation or a mid-week emergency dinner, fast food has been the convenient choice for most South Africans, with the industry enjoying robust growth over the past 10 years. However, for the first time in many years, the income from fast food and take-away outlets have declined substantially during the first half … Read more

Food Lover’s Eatery – The Trendy and Smart Food Solution for Sandton Urbanies

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Leading Fresh Produce Retailer, Food Lover’s Market, has launched its first Food Lover’s Eatery in Gauteng. The trendy new store already has Sandton regulars buzzing with its chic urban store design and trendy food offerings and service. The contemporary new store is located on Rivonia Road’s chic new retail mall, The MARC and sits alongside … Read more

3 Major New Labour Laws that Every South African Needs to know About

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Parliament’s Select Committee on Economic and Business Development recently passed a series of Labour Bills which will affect a broad range of labour issues including minimum wage, parental leave, disputes and strike action. The Bills will now be placed before a plenary sitting of the National Council of Provinces. If adopted, the Bills will be … Read more

Proudly South African joins the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) for a Supply Chain Transformation Workshop

Proudly South African joins the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) for a Supply Chain Transformation Workshop. The Franchise Association of South Africa is committed to assisting its members build more inclusive supply chains and is looking to the country’s buy local advocacy campaign group to identify companies that can contribute to this transformation as … Read more

PAYING TOO MUCH TAX? Here’s a SARS Tax Incentive for the Franchise Sector

The Franchise Association of Southern Africa (FASA) is one of the first associations to launch a Section 12J Venture Capital Company (the FASA VCC) in the franchise sector to be utilised exclusively by accredited members. It has partnered with a financial consulting firm Jaltech to provide its members with exclusive access to an approved FASA … Read more

Help with Poverty Alleviation – Join Rounda’s Add Rand Charity Initiative

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FASA was one of the first sectors to sign up for The Nikela Trust’s ROUNDA initiative in fighting the scourge of poverty – to help the 12 million people who go to bed hungry every night with national Feeding and Early Childhood Development Programmes, self-help initiatives and inner city rejuvenation enterprises, etc. As the initiative … Read more

The OBC Group Wins More Awards

OBC Chicken and Meat

Over the past few years, OBC Chicken & Meat has won several coveted awards including FASA’s Franchisor of the Year for two years’ running, cementing their position as a professional franchise concept that continues to thrive in a growing market. With their strong Portuguese heritage, they recently did it again and walked away with two … Read more

ACDC Express – Now a Member of FASA

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FASA is proud to welcome ACDC Express as a member of the Franchise Association. With this membership ACDC Express hopes to continue its excellent growth and to show any potential franchisees that it is serious about providing them with the best possible option for owning their own successful business. ACDC Express is an electrical retail … Read more

WOMEN CAN BOOST SOUTH AFRICA’S ECONOMY BY R175BN

As we conclude Womens Month we acknowledge the role that women play in all areas of life and especially their contribution to the economy. According to new research released by Facebook, women entrepreneurs have the potential to boost the South African economy by R175bn by 2022. The study, conducted by Development Economics on behalf of … Read more

THREE SECRET INGREDIENTS TO NAILING IT IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY

Monica Haralambous, the owner of Sorbet Lonehill, believes that ‘When one door closes, another opens’.  Retrenched from her job in the financial services industry, Monica saw retrenchment not as the end of her career, but rather the beginning of a new one. It’s this philosophy that helped her achieve her dream of opening her own … Read more