Attention all FASA Members! How can Franchisors earn B-BBEE points ownership using the franchise business model

The BEE (B-BBEE revised Code) scorecard divides business into three categories based on annual turnover i.e. Exempted Micro Enterprises (EME’s) – annual turnover of less than R10m (However these businesses will automatically receive a level associated with its percentage of black ownership) Qualifying Small Enterprise (QSE’s) – annual turnover of between R10m and R50m – … Read more


FASA works closely with the commercial division of the US Consolate to encourage the sharing of new franchise ideas and to facilitate franchise opportunities between our two countries.  United Franchise Group (UFG) Vice President, Tony Foley, will be in South Africa on August 20 – 21 to meet with interested candidates to introduce and discuss … Read more


As of 1 July 2018, the CIPC has mandated the annual submission of financial statements that must accompany the annual returns in an XBRL format (Extensible Business Reporting Language), which is a standardized computer language used in business to send information back and forth. Prior to this date, it was simply providing turnover figures and … Read more


On 18 July 2018, Madiba’s 100th birthday, at The Nelson Mandela Foundation, in the company of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, HRH Princess Charlene of Monaco, Sir Richard Branson and other business leaders, the founders of the Nikela Charity Funding & Development Trust  bore witness to a crowning moment of a 14 year journey – the unveiling … Read more


As the Franchise Association of South Africa represents over 17 business sectors, it is proud to welcome Sinkmaster as a new member with their concept of food waste disposers that offers a cleaner, greener and simpler solution to waste management. With over 30 years’ experience and a simple tried and tested international system, Sinkmaster SA … Read more

FASA Establishes industry specific food franchise forum

The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) is delighted to announce the establishment of a Food Franchise Forum representing the majority of the household names in the casual dining and quick service restaurants (CDQSR) sector. Whilst the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) operates under a government gazetted Code of Ethics for its 17 different … Read more

Franchise brands supported Mandela day

As South Africa and the world stopped to remember Nelson Mandela on what would have been his 100th birthday on the 18th July, several franchise companies did their bit for charity to honour Mandela Day. The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) Played a leading role in the roll-out of the Rounda ‘Add a Rand’ … Read more

FASA to Conduct Industry Survey

FASA has, for the past few years, together with sponsor Sanlam, conducted two surveys annually – one by interviewing Franchisors on their contribution to the industry as a whole, the other interviewing Franchisees to find out their satisfaction levels within the industry. These surveys allow us to quantify the sector in terms of its size … Read more

Code of Ethics & Business Practices for the Franchise Sector

The Franchise Association of South Africa has spent the last couple of years working with government to have its Code of Ethics & Business Practices accepted for the industry.  Since the Code was gazetted in 2017 it has gone through several revisions and simplifications. Franchisors and stakeholders in the franchise sector are asked to peruse … Read more

Training Courses in Franchising

Franchise training specialists offer franchise, management and operational courses to franchised businesses and others wanting to improve their productivity.  The following courses are on offer in the month of July from Franchize Directions and Franchising Plus:     FRANCHIZE DIRECTIONS Franchize Management Programme – A Foundation Course in Franchising 9th July  – Introduction to Franchising … Read more