Global recognition for Signarama – Southern Africa

At the Signarama World Expo which recently took place in Cancun, Mexico. Signarama Southern Africa franchisor, represented by Kurt Tyack, received the award for the Master Partner of the Year as the top performing Signarama country network in the World (outside of the US and Australian markets). The award is the culmination of a great … Read more

Sanlam confirms its sponsorship of FASA’s Franchise Surveys

Sanlam has, for the fifth year, confirmed its sponsorship of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA)’s Franchise Surveys. The surveys are an important barometer that track the success of this unique business system which in the latest survey shows an estimated turnover of R721 billion equivalent to 15,7% of the total country’s GDP. Its … Read more

Are you getting ready for Black Friday 23 November?


South Africa’s foray into the Black Friday frenzy, which is one of the most important pre-Christmas shopping days in the USA marking the beginning of the holiday shopping season – saw both retailers and consumers take to this new marketing trend – and this year should prove to be bigger and better. South Africa’s foray … Read more

McDonald’s to invest R3Bn in SA over the next 5 years


McDonald’s South Africa has committed to invest R3 billion into the country over the next five years, the company announced at the South African Investment Conference held in Johannesburg recently. With the planned openings of over 120 restaurants in the next 5 years, McDonald’s SA says this capital expenditure will positively impact the construction and … Read more

25 Years of Anat – A brand built on Chutzpah and Pita

Over the past 25 years, Middle Eastern eatery Anat and its founder Anat Apter have risen from humble beginnings to having more than 20 stores spread across South Africa. “I never wanted to be in the family food business, but after falling on hard times, I heard my mother’s voice in the back of her … Read more

Consumers want convenience

Convenience in today’s stressful, time-constrained lifestyle is what global measurement company Nielsen has found in its survey on global consumer needs. A cue to manufacturers and retailers to get on board with products and services that caters to this new trend. Asked in the survey which products they ‘wish were on the market but are … Read more

Do you want to be part of the only financial services franchise of its kind in South Africa?

FASA represents around 17 business sectors in South Africa – a figure that pales compared to other countries that boast anything from 50 to 70% of their business sectors going through the franchise system. FASA is proud to welcome BeztForex as a member that is spearheading a completely new category in the Financial Services franchise … Read more

FASA signs MOU with Small Business Institute to make a difference and Lobby Government

With Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni’s mini-budget speech still resonating and giving some hope with his call that ‘together, as a country, we can rebuild and recast our future… and choose a path that takes us to faster and more inclusive economic growth and strengthens private and public sector investment,’ the Franchise Association of South … Read more

National project against poverty launched with R1 Million generated in first 5 months

A ground-breaking initiative by the Nikela Charity Funding & Development Fund with the aim of raising R1 Billion every year for social upliftment, of which FASA was one of the first signatories, was launched in celebration of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 87th birthday in early October. Rounda, which is a Public-Private Initiative, driven by Civil Society, … Read more

Successful business ownership critical to SA’s economy


FASA’s annual Franchise Survey, sponsored by Sanlam Business, surveyed franchisors’ financial planning habits to establish how they ensure sustainable businesses and how business owners can prepare themselves for the future. Jannie Rossouw, Head of Sanlam Business Market, says “successful business ownership is critical to the South African economy and franchising is a massive contributor. As … Read more