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

FASA Welcomes New Brands Accredited by the Association

As the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) publishes its 2018 annual Franchise Manual that lists all its members and publishes articles of interest pertaining to franchising, it is working on various initiatives designed to assist newcomers to the sector as well as existing members.  Whilst the aim of the association is to embrace every … Read more

A+ Students Excel at PAMA Global Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Championships

Over 150 local boys and girls competed against some of the brightest maths brains in the world at the PAMA Global Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Championships which took place in Sandton on the 28th December 2017 and took some of the Champion positions in various age groups. This, according to Marlene Mouton, Chairperson of the … Read more

South African Franchisors Spread their Wings

The FASA Franchise Survey, sponsored by Sanlam, shows that South African franchise brands have expanded not only beyond our borders but also overseas, with some brands becoming household names. Most franchisors venture into sub-saharan Africa first, mostly in neighbouring states before venturing further afield.  Those franchisors that do expand overseas choose English speaking countries with the … Read more

Field Service Consultant of the year

Central to the success of any franchise is the control and servicing of the many franchisees that make up the franchise.  FASA recognises the role that field service consultants play in mentoring and monitoring the operations of franchisees and has an award for the best FIELD SERVICE CONSULTANT.   WINNER: DITUTALA NANOU N’SA – HOT … Read more

Brand Builder of the year

In today’s marketplace, not a day goes by that consumers don’t interact with a franchise brand – whether it’s the coffee they pick up in the morning, the parcel they send or the visit to their favourite supermarket or beauty salon – chances are they will be using the services of a franchise brand.  Getting … Read more

Job Creator of the year

JOB CREATOR OF THE YEAR is an award that recognises those franchisors who go way and beyond to contribute extensively to job creation.  In addition to assessing the number of jobs created, the criteria also takes into account the skills training offered and the franchisors’ efforts to encourage entrepreneurship and job creation through enterprise development … Read more

Newcomer Franchisor of the year

Newcomer Franchisor of the Year honours those innovative entrepreneurs who have that next-new-concept that is going to take the world by storm! Many of the top brands of today started out as fledgling franchises with just a handful of outlets – and in time became multi-million rand operations.  South African franchise brands can be proud … Read more

Franchisee of the year

FRANCHISEE OF THE YEAR honours the 40 000 business owners who are the cogs in the wheels of franchising.  As franchising relies on the co-dependence of both franchisor and franchisee to create a win-win formula, the proof of the viability and appeal of franchising lies in what the 40 000 franchisees who own their own businesses think … Read more

Franchisor of the year

FASA’s most prestigious award is judged, not necessarily on the size of the franchise but how it has developed both financially and ethically and whether it is gaining in momentum to propel it to even greater success in the future. Staying the course in these difficult economic times, has become a critical element to these … Read more