FNB Franchise Leadership Summit identifies new frontiers in franchising

Quoting the research results from FASA’s recent franchise survey, which showed that despite a tough economy, the franchising sector continues to grow, the FNB Franchise Leadership Summit brought together speakers that identified key trends in this dynamic space. 1. More Multi-Unit Owners, and franchisees owning multiple concepts What happens once you have mastered the tried … Read more

Shopping malls address parking fees

Are we finally going to be able to shop at the big malls without being charged exorbitant parking fees? Well, one of the property groups has confirmed that it will scrap parking fees at some shopping centres next year. Redefine Properties, which owns Centurion Mall, Maponya Mall, Southcoast Mall, Benmore Centre, Blue Route Mall, Riverside … Read more

A salute to Pick n Pay as SA’s most influential brand


At the launch of Ipsos South Africa’s inaugural survey measuring the influence that brands have on South Africans, Pick n Pay topped the field in the Top 10 Most Influential Brands in South Africa. The winning top ten are all rooted in South Africa, retain and uphold the traditional uses and values of the brand … Read more

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