Franchising set to Maintain it’s Momentum

Tony Da Fonseca, MD of the OBC Group and Chairman of FASA, is confident that franchising can hold its own in our fast-moving world where change is seen as a constant. Backed by FASA’s survey sponsored by Sanlam that shows the sector’s performance remains on an upward trend, with 845 franchisors and their over 40,000 … Read more

Be Part of the 2018 Franchise Business Festival

The Franchise Association of South Africa’s Franchise Expo, which has enjoyed over 20 years as the flagship event for FASA and the industry’s showcase for small business and franchising, was taken to new heights in 2017 with a complete make-over turning into a lifestyle event as the Franchise Business Festival.  On the back of that … Read more

Spotlight On… Wilcote

If you are looking at buying a franchise, you should start by familiarising yourself with the different business sectors that offer franchise opportunities.  Whilst you may be familiar with a category like fast food because you see well-known brands on every corner, you should also look at what is currently in demand and also what … Read more

How Junk Status Will Affect Your Marketing

Marketers across South Africa are all asking how junk status will affect your marketing expenses. Veronica Wainstein and Mandy Davis of Penquin (www.penquin.co.za), service provider members of FASA share some tips to help you stretch your budget for maximum ROI. Whenever the economy takes a turn for the worse, one of the first places businesses … Read more

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

A Dream Come True – Marcia Maleho’s Journey with Hot Dog Cafe

Taking on a cook’s job in the canteen at Makro, Polokwane, Marcia Maleho never in her wildest dreams thought she would one day own her own franchise.  Approached by Hot Dog Cafe management with the idea of becoming a Hot Dog Café franchisee, Marcia remembers that day as if it were yesterday. “Deep down I … Read more

Attend FASA’s Pretoria Franchise Seminar

Despite the sluggish economy, FASA’s recent Franchise Survey, sponsored by Sanlam, shows that the growth in the franchise industry remains positive.  Franchisees surveyed are optimistic about the growth of their businesses and 80% of them would not hesitate to recommend the purchase of a same-brand franchise to others. If you are interested in getting into … Read more

Fournews Buys 50% of Hello Tomato

Fournews Franchise Group, which owns successful brands News Cafe, Moyo, Brooklyn Brothers and Krispy Kreme has acquired a 50% share in Hello Tomato, a brand specializing in pizza and pasta owned by John & Gerry’s Brands, which started and successfully grew the Europe and Fego Cafe brands to 60 stores in South Africa. Hello Tomato … Read more

Franchising Doing Great Things in a Tight Economy

That was how Tony Da Fonseca, FASA’s Chairman described the franchise sector’s performance following the release of the association’s annual survey on franchising. Despite trying socio-economic conditions, political uncertainty and tough trading conditions, the franchise sector has held its own over the past four years growing its contribution to the country GDP from 9.7% in … Read more