VAT Increase a Headache for Unprepared Retailers

The looming VAT increase, due to be implemented on the 1st April will impact retailers, especially those that use paper price tags.  This according to a spokesperson from NEC XON Retail, which supplies Electronic Shelf Labels to large retailers like Pick n Pay, SPAR, BP Express and other retailers. Larger retailers who have to update … Read more

Economic turnaround holds opportunities for SMEs

The SONA speech by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his commitment to supporting small business and entrepreneurship has been welcomed by Tony Da Fonseca, FASA’s Chairman who in 2017 met with the chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee for Trade & Industry.  “We are encouraged by the President’s promise to increase co-operation with business and look … 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

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