Proudly South African joins the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) for a Supply Chain Transformation Workshop

Proudly South African joins the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) for a Supply Chain Transformation Workshop. The Franchise Association of South Africa is committed to assisting its members build more inclusive supply chains and is looking to the country’s buy local advocacy campaign group to identify companies that can contribute to this transformation as … Read more

Help with Poverty Alleviation – Join Rounda’s Add Rand Charity Initiative

rounda poverty alleviation

FASA was one of the first sectors to sign up for The Nikela Trust’s ROUNDA initiative in fighting the scourge of poverty – to help the 12 million people who go to bed hungry every night with national Feeding and Early Childhood Development Programmes, self-help initiatives and inner city rejuvenation enterprises, etc. As the initiative … Read more

ACDC Express – Now a Member of FASA

ACDC Express shop view

FASA is proud to welcome ACDC Express as a member of the Franchise Association. With this membership ACDC Express hopes to continue its excellent growth and to show any potential franchisees that it is serious about providing them with the best possible option for owning their own successful business. ACDC Express is an electrical retail … Read more

FASA Welcomes New Brands Accredited by the Association

As the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) publishes its 2018 annual Franchise Manual that lists all its members and publishes articles of interest pertaining to franchising, it is working on various initiatives designed to assist newcomers to the sector as well as existing members.  Whilst the aim of the association is to embrace every … Read more

How to Bolster your Employee Engagement Levels for Better Business Results

Beyond Engagement, an independent and agile speciality consultancy which was founded to bring the power of Employee Engagement to African entities in a practical and results-focused format offers employee engagement levels for better business results.  They first seek to understand your business objectives (profitability, productivity, customer satisfaction, absenteeism and quality assurance), and then apply design … 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

Creative Minds Believe the Sky’s the Limit – Whatever Your Age

Marius Lubbe, Managing Director of education franchise, Creative Minds, believes that one has only two choices in life: To move forward, Or to stay where we are, which will, in effect, cause us to go backwards eventually. “Choose to move forward” says Marius Lubbe.  “When you are looking for a job, you need computer skills … Read more

Franchise Sector Rallies to Assist in Water Crisis

As everyone around the country mobilises to try and assist the Western Cape with their water crisis, the franchise sector has also come on board to help – whether through donations or in cutting back on water usage. Many of the initiatives are spearheaded by the water retailers such as H2O, Oasis Water and Perfect … Read more

Want to Promote your Food? Put a Logo on it!

Forget about the logo on the serviette, on the condiments or on the glasses – to capitalize and get social media exposure, restaurants and fast food outlets internationally are branding their food for maximum exposure. According to a report on, what’s on your plate – from your tuna steak to the bowl of pasta … Read more

Create an Effective Social Media Strategy for your Employees

A social media policy is important to have if you want your employees to better engage on social media. It helps to protect their personal safety and protect the reputation of your business. Here are 3 tips for creating a social media policy for your employees: Explain to your employees who can speak for your … Read more