We all scream for Ice Cream!

South Africa has seen its fair share of ice cream franchises, starting with Milky Lane drawing the crowds to its first store in Hillbrow in the seventies, to the plethora of frozen yoghurt franchises that were the craze a few years ago.  Sadly, South Africans, despite our glorious all-year round sunny weather, seem to be … Read more

Cash Crusaders opens 200th store in Southern Africa

With a proven franchise model that spans over 20 years, Cash Crusaders welcomed its 200th franchise store to the family at the popular Protea Glen Mall in Soweto on 24 February 2017. Since 1996, the Cash Crusaders business model has proven itself time and time again against recession and fluctuating economic conditions, making it a … Read more

MacRobert Attorneys – Geared for all Your Franchise Needs

MacRobert Attorneys, or ‘MacRoberts’ as we are popularly referred to, is an accredited legal service provider and member of FASA and recently celebrated its 120th birthday, making us one of the oldest and longest surviving law practices in South Africa. MacRoberts specialises in franchise law under the leadership of Charl Groenewald, an expert franchise lawyer … Read more

A Look at what Consumers Really Want to Know About Your Business

We know that consumers always look at a business online before deciding whether or not they would like to purchase from them, but what do they want to see when they look at your online profiles that will ultimately turn them into a customer? Recent studies have shown that in order for a consumer to … Read more

Calling ALL Entrepreneurs in North West – Join FASA’s Lunch Time Seminar

Take a lunch break and maybe you can end up being the proud owner of a franchise!  The Franchise Association, as part of their education mandate, are holding countrywide lunch time seminars sponsored by Absa aimed at those who are interested in being their own boss.  The seminar will tell you all you need to … Read more

Resolutions for a Successful Year

As we head into the third month of the year, having survived the slow start of the year weighed down by the budget speech and economic predictions from all and sundry, it’s time to put those fears behind us and tackle the year with energy, determination and positivity.  These simple commitments can really transform the … Read more

Cookie Works is a Winner in the NextGen in Franchising Competition

The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) took part in a global initiative spearheaded by the American International Franchise Association (IFA) to find young entrepreneurs with great concepts from around the world. Winners received a trip to the IFA’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas from 28 January to 1st February 2017 as well as educational … Read more

Franchise Association appoints Tony Da Fonseca as Chairman for 2017/18

“The past few years have not been easy years to be in business – what with global political upheaval and an uncertain economic outlook. Having said that… I would rather be in business within a franchise system than be facing all these challenges on my own.” This was how Naas Du Preez, outgoing Chairman of … Read more