Trends in Franchising for 2018

It’s a known fact that when the world economy undergoes changes – either positive or negative – franchising is standing by to pick up on new trends or gaps in the market and presto – you have a new franchise concept.  The buzz word in global franchising is ‘flexibility and adaptability.’  Whether a result of a … Read more

Spotlight On… Wilcote

If you are looking at buying a franchise, you should start by familiarising yourself with the different business sectors that offer franchise opportunities.  Whilst you may be familiar with a category like fast food because you see well-known brands on every corner, you should also look at what is currently in demand and also what … Read more

From Loving the Food to Owning Three Simply Asia Franchises

Jesse Lemmer’s journey with Simply Asia began years before he opened his first Simply Asia outlet in Benmore Gardens. “It goes back to a holiday memory in Cape Town. I remember sitting at the President Hotel in Sea Point waiting for my father to come back with what he described as “the best meal money … Read more

Sherina Sebnath, Sorbet Man Franchisee Caters to Metro Males

Sherina Sebnath has swapped working in a male dominated environment as a chemical engineer to owning the Sorbet Man franchise in Sandton City which caters to the needs of the modern metro male and finds common ground in both. “In both my career as a chemical engineer at Sasol and in my business, the same … Read more

Zanele Shazi of Sherpa Kids Follows Her Passion

With a philosophy of ‘taking good care of all that is entrusted to me’, Zanele Shazi, Sherpa Kids franchisee for the KwaZulu-Natal Highway area, does just that – taking care of children and giving them an enriching experience. With a background in accounting and auditing, Zanele is well-educated in taking care of the business side … Read more

Spur Steak Ranches Turns 50 Years Young

The history of franchising in South Africa, as recorded in the book Franchising in South Africa by Eric Parker and Kurt Illetschko began when entrepreneurs like  George Halamandaris of Steers fame and Alan Ambor of Spur Steak Ranches saw the development of fast food and steakhouses in the USA and decided to bring similar concepts … Read more

Joint Liability Laws are Passed in Australia

Joint liability laws between franchisors and franchisees, especially with regards wages, has become an international issue that is concerning for franchising worldwide. Several states in the USA are considering passing legislation and in Australia, the bill substantially increases the powers of the Fair Work Ombudsman to investigate wage fraud, and introduces significant penalties for failing … Read more

How to Build a Business on the Back of Franchising

Ridge Sass, Master Franchisee who owns multiple TOP T stores in Limpopo Province is a man on a mission.  We asked him to tell us about his entrepreneurial journey on the back of a successful franchise brand. “My journey as a TOP T Franchisee started in March 2015 when I was given the opportunity to … Read more

Good News! We’ve Moved out of Recession & South African Franchising Continues to Grow

With Statistics South Africa confirming that the country moved out of recession in the second quarter of the year after the economy expanded an annualized 2.5% in the second quarter of this year and with FASA’s annual survey showing the sector contributing 13.3% to GDP (compared to 11.6% in 2016), there seems to be light … Read more

Sponsor Sanlam Tracks Planning Provisions & Continuity in the Sector

Sanlam, the sponsor of the FASA Franchise Surveys and a strong supporter both of the franchise business system and of the role that the Franchise Association of South Africa plays in nurturing the growth of the sector and instilling high ethical standards, also tracks the continuity and planning provisions that franchisors and franchisees make as … Read more