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

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

51% Black Woman Ownership for Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals is proud to announce that Carolyn Diaz, managing director of Express SA, is now a 51% owner of Express SA. Carolyn has over 20 years’ experience in the staffing industry and has been the managing director of Express SA for the past 10 years – ensuring the success of the Express Services … Read more

How to Build a Business on the Back of Franchising

Ridge Sass, Master Franchisee who owns multiple TOP T stores in Limpopo Province is a man on a mission.  We asked him to tell us about his entrepreneurial journey on the back of a successful franchise brand. “My journey as a TOP T Franchisee started in March 2015 when I was given the opportunity to … Read more

Want to Promote your Food? Put a Logo on it!

Forget about the logo on the serviette, on the condiments or on the glasses – to capitalize and get social media exposure, restaurants and fast food outlets internationally are branding their food for maximum exposure. According to a report on, what’s on your plate – from your tuna steak to the bowl of pasta … Read more

From Finance to Fitness – And a Successful Body20 Franchise

Women today are used to juggling a range of tasks – from being in the corporate world to raising a family.  Never in her wildest dreams did Nivi Kassiram, owner of Body20, Atholl Square in Sandton think she would swop her power suit for workout gear – and loves every minute of it! As a … Read more

Women Make Great Franchisees

Franchising holds a special attraction for women in that it provides the necessary safety net that a normal start-up business does not provide and women are particularly good at working within a system. Women entrepreneurs are opting for franchise options where they can work from home as they often have to fill additional roles such … Read more