Want to Enter the FASA Awards but don’t know how? Read on

If you are an accredited member of FASA and want to tell the world how successful your franchise is by winning one of our seven awards, then you need to enter the FASA Awards for Excellence in Franchising sponsored by Sanlam. Categories include:  Franchisor of the Year, Franchisee of the Year, Newcomer Franchisor of the … Read more

Franchise Training Course

Franchising Plus’s Managing Franchisee Performance Course, to be held in Gauteng from the 19 – 21st February is a three-day programme for people who conduct field visits to franchised as well as company owned outlets.   For years it has been believed that forms and incentives are the be-all and end-all of effective field visits. … Read more

Save the Dates for FASA’s Convention – 28th June 2019

Following on the success of the 2017 FASA Convention which saw 45 speakers in concurrent sessions sharing their challenges and successes, the FASA Convention 2018 will take place once again at the Kyalami Convention Centre on Thursday 28th June.  With more speakers than ever before, the convention offers concurrent sessions so delegates are free to … Read more

Brain Harmonics – How to train your brain

As the franchise sector grows in South Africa, the number of sectors that offer franchises is also growing.  One of the more interesting concepts to go the franchise route is Brain Harmonics that is applying for FASA membership. Their concept offers brain-training sessions to help people with everything from stress and anxiety to learning disorders … Read more

Retailers React to Consumer’s Shift in Spending

Pick n Pay has met the shift in consumer behaviour and the trend in ‘cocooning’ by innovating and expanding its convenience and ready-made meals range in 2018, offering quality convenience foods to entertain and dine at home with family and friends. This is supported by a recent poll by Business Tech, which revealed that of … Read more

Creative Minds Believe the Sky’s the Limit – Whatever Your Age

Marius Lubbe, Managing Director of education franchise, Creative Minds, believes that one has only two choices in life: To move forward, Or to stay where we are, which will, in effect, cause us to go backwards eventually. “Choose to move forward” says Marius Lubbe.  “When you are looking for a job, you need computer skills … Read more

ProCell Franchisee Works His Way Up the Success Ladder

When Bongani Mathabela applied for a position as a shop assistant at ProCell’s Botshabelo’s shop in the Free State, he never in his wildest dreams thought he would end up owning one of their franchises. But with the drive and determination to build a bright future for himself, Bongani worked his way up to technician, … Read more

Franchise Sector Rallies to Assist in Water Crisis

As everyone around the country mobilises to try and assist the Western Cape with their water crisis, the franchise sector has also come on board to help – whether through donations or in cutting back on water usage. Many of the initiatives are spearheaded by the water retailers such as H2O, Oasis Water and Perfect … Read more

NRD Capital Acquires Mike’s Kitchen

Emerging global leader in the franchise private equity space, NRD Capital, is expanding its footprint to South Africa with its first acquisition in the country, and on the African continent, the 45-year-old iconic South African family restaurant chain, Mike’s Kitchen.   The US-based enterprise recently revealed its largest investment to date, valued at $335 million … Read more

Sorbet Takes Customer Service to a New Level

Attracting and keeping customers has become crucial to surviving in the retail and service environment where competition is fierce and loyalty fickle. Sorbet, whose franchise is based on their service ethic being the spine of their business and whose franchisees’ live and breathe to improve the lives of others achieve phenomenal results through their caring … Read more