Shopping malls address parking fees

Are we finally going to be able to shop at the big malls without being charged exorbitant parking fees? Well, one of the property groups has confirmed that it will scrap parking fees at some shopping centres next year. Redefine Properties, which owns Centurion Mall, Maponya Mall, Southcoast Mall, Benmore Centre, Blue Route Mall, Riverside … Read more

A salute to Pick n Pay as SA’s most influential brand


At the launch of Ipsos South Africa’s inaugural survey measuring the influence that brands have on South Africans, Pick n Pay topped the field in the Top 10 Most Influential Brands in South Africa. The winning top ten are all rooted in South Africa, retain and uphold the traditional uses and values of the brand … Read more

Global recognition for Signarama – Southern Africa

At the Signarama World Expo which recently took place in Cancun, Mexico. Signarama Southern Africa franchisor, represented by Kurt Tyack, received the award for the Master Partner of the Year as the top performing Signarama country network in the World (outside of the US and Australian markets). The award is the culmination of a great … Read more

25 Years of Anat – A brand built on Chutzpah and Pita

Over the past 25 years, Middle Eastern eatery Anat and its founder Anat Apter have risen from humble beginnings to having more than 20 stores spread across South Africa. “I never wanted to be in the family food business, but after falling on hard times, I heard my mother’s voice in the back of her … Read more

The future of shopping centres in the spotlight


Whilst a survey in 2017 by Visa showed that South African consumers still prefer doing their shopping in malls, and a recent study by MSCI on behalf of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) shows South Africa as having the sixth most shopping centre space in the world, FASA’s Franchise survey does show … Read more

9 Year old A+ Student takes 2nd place at the junior mental calculation world championships in Germany

Against stiff international competition, education franchise, A+Students learner Stiaan Scheepers who is only 9 years old achieved a 2nd place at the Junior Mental Calculation World Championship which took place in Bielefeld, Germany on Monday 24th September 2018. Chairlady and founder of A+Students was the first to congratulate Stiaan on his momentous achievement only minutes … Read more

Franchisee Satisfaction in the Franchise Industry – Survey Results

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Sanlam, the sponsor of the FASA Franchise Surveys, Jannie Rossouw, Head of Sanlam Business Market says: “Successful business ownership is critical to the South African economy and franchising is a massive contributor. As sponsor of the annual FASA franchise survey, we are passionate about helping business people succeed on every level and we believe the … Read more

Franchise Survey Reflects both the challenges and the resilience of the sector


In our volatile environment that throws socio, economic and political curve balls on an almost daily basis, the Franchise Association of South Africa’s latest franchise survey, sponsored by Sanlam, shows that, of all the business formats and across all sectors, franchising, through its unique business format, continues to show growth and resilience despite challenging conditions … Read more

Is Online Delivery Helping to Sustain South Africa’s Fast Food Industry?

Whether it’s a weekend temptation or a mid-week emergency dinner, fast food has been the convenient choice for most South Africans, with the industry enjoying robust growth over the past 10 years. However, for the first time in many years, the income from fast food and take-away outlets have declined substantially during the first half … Read more

Food Lover’s Eatery – The Trendy and Smart Food Solution for Sandton Urbanites

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Leading Fresh Produce Retailer, Food Lover’s Market, has launched its first Food Lover’s Eatery in Gauteng. The trendy new store already has Sandton regulars buzzing with its chic urban store design and trendy food offerings and service. The contemporary new store is located on Rivonia Road’s chic new retail mall, The MARC and sits alongside … Read more