Need Help to Secure Developmental Funding

With mounting pressure on business in general to diversify supply chains (aligned to the B-BBEE codes) and localise procurement through industrialisation by taking a strategic and structured view of supplier development (a focus of the National Development Plan), to transformation of the franchise sector in a more sustainable manner. Uzenzele, a Level 1 BEE compliant … 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

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

Highlights of the Franchisee Survey

TIME IN BUSINESS The results from this survey show that two in five (41%) of franchisees have been in business for more than ten years and 69% for more than five years. The average number of years in business has increased from 7,8 in 2016 to 10,3 in 2017 over the whole sample.   LOCATION … Read more

Franchisees Flourish within the Support System of Franchising

In today’s difficult trading environment starting a business or even a franchise does not guarantee success but as one franchisee put it, “I would rather be in business within a franchise system than be facing all these challenges on my own.” The Franchise Association of South Africa, in addition to conducting a survey on the … Read more

Zanele Shazi of Sherpa Kids Follows Her Passion

With a philosophy of ‘taking good care of all that is entrusted to me’, Zanele Shazi, Sherpa Kids franchisee for the KwaZulu-Natal Highway area, does just that – taking care of children and giving them an enriching experience. With a background in accounting and auditing, Zanele is well-educated in taking care of the business side … Read more

Spur Steak Ranches Turns 50 Years Young

The history of franchising in South Africa, as recorded in the book Franchising in South Africa by Eric Parker and Kurt Illetschko began when entrepreneurs like  George Halamandaris of Steers fame and Alan Ambor of Spur Steak Ranches saw the development of fast food and steakhouses in the USA and decided to bring similar concepts … Read more

Franchisees Flourish within the Support System of Franchising

In today’s difficult trading environment starting a business or even a franchise does not guarantee success but as one franchisee put it, “I would rather be in business within a franchise system than be facing all these challenges on my own.”  That is what 80% of franchisees surveyed felt about their businesses and would recommend … Read more

Franchise Expo Paris

With FASA an active member of the World Franchise Council, some of the upcoming Franchise Expos, like the Franchise Expo Paris is offering FASA members 6sqm Free when booking a stand for their Expo taking place from the 25 – 28th March 2018. If you are interested contact vera.valasis@fasa.co.za who will introduce you to the … Read more

FASA Members get Discount to FNB Franchise Leadership Summit

The annual FNB Franchise Leadership Summit (FNB FLS) taking place at Indaba Hotel, Fourways on Thursday, 16 November 2017 offers FASA members a special rate of R1 200 per person including VAT – valid before 25th October.  Bookings can be done via www.franchisesummit.co.za. The theme for this year’s Summit is “exponential growth through entrepreneurship” and … Read more