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

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

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

Franchise Grows in a Tight Economy

  When the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA), together with sponsor Sanlam commissioned Research IQ in 2014 to conduct a survey of the industry and track its growth, South Africa and the world had already been in a recession for five years. Despite trying socio-economic conditions, political uncertainty and tough trading conditions, the franchise … Read more

STEADY GROWTH THE KEY TO FRANCHISE SUCCESS IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA)’s third franchise survey has become the industry’s benchmark on franchising’s growth trajectory and tracks the trends, successes and challenges facing both the franchisor and franchisee. “Despite the hard trading times over the past seven years, franchising has held its own year-on-year in every respect – from showing long-term … Read more

SPOTLIGHT ON…. OBC CHICKEN & MEAT – FRANCHISOR OF THE YEAR 2015

OBC Chicken and Meat

FASA’s most prestigious award – that of Franchisor of the Year for 2015 was awarded recently to OBC Chicken & Meat. The award, part of FASA’s annual awards, celebrates the success of the franchisor who has made a significant impact in the marketplace and who has, through effective business management and marketing, achieved outstanding financial … Read more