Can you Afford not to be on Social Media

Mike Said, social media marketing and franchise strategist, who presented at FASA’s 2017 Convention made a compelling case for every business to take their social media marketing seriously.  With statistics showing that 75% of people purchased a product because they saw it on social media and of that percentage, 60,7% needed to see a post … Read more

Accreditation by FASA Means Member Discounts & Exclusive Deals

If you are a franchise and want to be part of the family of ethical franchise operators, join the association now and make use of the member discounts and exclusive deals on offer i.e. Universal Healthcare who offers no less than five different medical schemes (depending on employee needs) from as little as R250 per … Read more

National Assembly Approves Sugar Tax

The bill providing for the implementation of a tax on sugary beverages – the health promotion levy – was passed by the National Assembly in mid-November. The adoption of the measure, which will be introduced in April 2018, came after extensive public hearings by Parliament’s finance and health committees as well as negotiations within the … Read more

Mastercard Research Shows Small Retailers Showing Better Growth Than National Chains

As consumer habits change and the retail landscape has to also change to meet the challenges of on-line shopping, Mastercard Inc, in a recent US survey which tracks purchasing patterns, has picked up that, whilst big chain stores still account for the majority of shoppers’ purchases, spending growth at mom-and-pop businesses has outpaced that of … Read more

Development Funding puts Pietermaritzburg Cash Converters Franchise into Business

Kim Broom and Africa Msimango took over the Cash Converters branch in Victoria Centre, Pietermaritzburg, on 1 November as part of the Kutana Group’s corporate social development programme. “Kutana’s leadership is committed to BEE and sustainable growth through responsible investments,” says CEO Thoko Mokgosi-Mwantembe. “As a Pan-African investment company focused on delivering significant shareholder value … Read more

Join FASA and be Part of the International Franchise Community

Franchising is recognized globally as one of the most aggressive forms of business expansion. It enjoys a high profile with some of the world’s most renowned brands as franchise leaders. In most countries franchising has fallen under the umbrella of local franchise associations, which in turn, belong to the World Franchise Council. This allows the … Read more

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