FASA Planning to Grow Franchising in 2018

The management team at FASA are working on various exciting initiatives for 2018 designed to promote franchising as one of the safest ways to get into business. The role of FASA is to assist newcomers to the sector as well as existing members. At the same time, it aims to grow membership numbers but will … Read more

Accreditation by FASA Means Member Discounts & Exclusive Deals

If you are a franchise and want to be part of the family of ethical franchise operators, join the association now and make use of the member discounts and exclusive deals on offer i.e. Universal Healthcare who offers no less than five different medical schemes (depending on employee needs) from as little as R250 per … Read more

Development Funding puts Pietermaritzburg Cash Converters Franchise into Business

Kim Broom and Africa Msimango took over the Cash Converters branch in Victoria Centre, Pietermaritzburg, on 1 November as part of the Kutana Group’s corporate social development programme. “Kutana’s leadership is committed to BEE and sustainable growth through responsible investments,” says CEO Thoko Mokgosi-Mwantembe. “As a Pan-African investment company focused on delivering significant shareholder value … Read more

Join FASA and be Part of the International Franchise Community

Franchising is recognized globally as one of the most aggressive forms of business expansion. It enjoys a high profile with some of the world’s most renowned brands as franchise leaders. In most countries franchising has fallen under the umbrella of local franchise associations, which in turn, belong to the World Franchise Council. This allows the … Read more

Benefits of Belonging to the Franchise Association

FASA has been the guiding force of franchising in South Africa for over thirty years and the growth and stability of the sector is largely thanks to the work that FASA has done over the years to promote ethical franchising. The brands accredited by the Franchise Association of South Africa benefit from the many events … Read more

Why it’s Important to get FASA Accreditation

It is estimated that there are over 750 business systems in South Africa claiming to be franchises. A large number are not accredited members of FASA.  The requirements of becoming an accredited member of FASA are stringent – this no doubt scares off the less scrupulous operators and those who do not have correct structures … Read more

From Nurse to Entrepreneur – Susan Maake of OBC Chicken & Meat in Phalaborwa

When Susan Maake puts her faith in something she makes sure she gives 100 percent!  Whether it’s the 22 years she devoted as a nurse working for the Department of Health to her work as a pastor for the Christian Faith Assembly, she believes in making a difference not only in her life but in … Read more

FASA and Proudly SA forge Ties & Offer Membership Discount

With over 90 percent of franchises in South Africa home-grown, it was a logical step for the Franchise Association of South Africa to be a strong proponent of Proudly SA. “Franchising is represented in almost every industry sector – from FMCG, real estate, education, retail and business to business,” says Tony Da Fonseca, FASA’s Chairman. … Read more

Counteracting Low Consumer Confidence with Innovation

When consumer confidence takes a dip and shoppers don’t reach into their pockets to spend, businesses need to step up their game. Retail closures such as that of   Stuttafords, one of South Africa’s oldest retailers and supermarkets laying off staff, and even some of the top listed franchise companies showing a decline in headline earnings, … Read more

The Fasa Convention Covered all the Bases

The over 150 delegates who attended FASA’s annual convention sponsored by Absa were treated to concurrent sessions where 42 industry representatives and top speakers covered six broad areas of business – Franchise Operations, Franchise Relationships, Finance & Funding, Growth & International Expansion, Marketing & Technology & Legal. We picked up some key insights and words … Read more